Month: November 2016

Itaipu Dam, or how a dam can supply the 75% of one American country´s energy

The Itapu Dam, situated on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, generated 89,5 Twh of energy in 2015, the most of any dam in the world "The sounding stone" is the Guarani translation of the Itapu Dam, that bears the Paraná river, the 7th largest in the world, between Brazil and Paraguay. This dam, that uses 20 generators, supplies 20% of Brazil´s total energy with 14,000 MW of installed power supply. During 2013, the Itapu Dam, that has a max width of 12km,  reached it record generating 98,630 GWh, only exceeded by the Three Gorges Dam, in China.Panoramic view of the dam If we talk about how this dam is a key energy resource, we find that Paraguay, recieves it´s 75% of electricity demand from Itaipu Dam, something that makes this country one of the most enviromentally friendly of the world. But this data is...

10 leading countries in solar energy generation

The solar energy has became one of the main alternatives to the fossil fuel generation market. Today we want to discover which countries are the main generators Renewable energy looks like the best solution to a growing population that, year after year, demands more and more energy. Our Sun, that has been out there for thousand million years, has raised like one of the best solutions to provide energy to our grid. Today, in Velatia Networks, we are going to analyze which countries are leading the solar energy development in the world. We will base these numbers in the International Energy Agency's Trends in Photovoltaic Applications report. The last official data we can seek for.Firt of all, we have to clarify how this rank is composed (which values are treated). The study shows who has installed the biggest capacity and how much solar energy is producing nowadays,...

Vestas receives 48 MW order in China

The order for Vestas turbines was placed by long-time customer CGN Wind Energy Limited for a project in southern China. The Nan’an Xiangyun project is located in Xiangyun County, Quanzhou City, in the Fujian Province, where Vestas will supply the turbines for the wind park and supervise the installation. “This is CGN’s first order with...