Wind renewable energy

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wind renewable energy is taking off in Latin America.

The renewable energy source is being embraced by nations across the region, particularly Uruguay.

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Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas received its second turbine order from Uruguay in as many weeks, BNamericas reported on September 2 2015.

Vestas will deliver 35 units, each with capacity of 2MW, for the 70MW Palomas wind farm planned by Spanish firm Abengoa for Salto department, Vestas said in a statement.

The deal, the value of which was not revealed, follows a 50MW order placed in August for the Florida II project under development by company Glymont.

The Palomas turbines are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2016, with commissioning of the farm due for Q216, Vestas said.

Vestas has installed over 300MW of wind turbines in Uruguay, which has a goal of generating 38% of its electricity from wind by 2017, the company said. Wind turbines supplied 15% of the country's electricity in July, according to power market administrator Adme.

In related news, Enel Green Power officially opened the 50MW Melowind farm in Uruguay's Cerro Largo department.

The US$100mn facility will generate more than 200GWh/y, according to a statement from the industry, energy and mining ministry Miem.

Chile and Brazil are also pushing ahead strongly with wind renewable energy projects.

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