Through its three-year “Smart Blades” research project, the Research Alliance Wind Energy (FVWE) says it has developed new concepts for making wind turbine rotor blades lighter and more stable. The alliance comprises the German Aerospace Center; ForWind – the Center [Read More]


Suzlon Group says it has completed type testing and certification of its S111 turbine for 50 Hz and 60 Hz variants. According to Suzlon, this certification acknowledges conformity with standards and regulations for the design, testing and manufacturing of the [Read More]

Law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised EIG Global Energy Partners in the sale of a 50% interest of an onshore and offshore wind farm in the U.K. The buyer was a consortium comprising investment funds managed [Read More]

With a continued goal of operating a cleaner energy grid, the California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) board of governors has approved several proposals that ISO says will support improved integration of storage and demand response resources in the wholesale [Read More]


Global Marine Systems Ltd., a provider of engineering and underwater services, has acquired a majority interest in offshore renewables specialist CWind Ltd., based in Colchester, U.K. According to Global Marine – which has main offices in Chelmsford, U.K., and Singapore [Read More]

Not long after Congress passed the multiyear extension of the federal production tax credit (PTC), U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has introduced an amendment to a Senate energy bill to completely end one of the wind industry’s most essential incentives [Read More]

With the completion of the Highland wind farm in O’Brien County and the Adams wind farm in Adams County, MidAmerican Energy Co. has wrapped up work on two major projects in Iowa totaling more than 1.2 GW of wind generation. [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Allianz Capital Partners and Bank of America (BofA) Merrill Lynch have jointly invested in two EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) wind parks in New Mexico. The two operational projects, Roosevelt (250 MW) and Milo (49.65 MW), are adjacently located in [Read More]

German turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a contract with RES to supply 11 MM82 wind turbines for the Freasdail Wind Farm, located on the Kintyre Peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. The project will be built east of the [Read More]

Duke Energy Renewable Services, part of Duke Energy Renewables, has partnered with DTE Energy Co. via a five-year service agreement to operate and maintain seven DTE wind parks totaling 400 MW of capacity. The fully operational wind projects, comprising 247 [Read More]

Vestas has received an order from IMPAX Asset Management for the 36 MW Glanaruddery wind farm, located in County Kerry, Ireland. The deal includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 11 of the company’s V112-3.3 MW wind turbines, as well as [Read More]

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