There’s no doubt about it: Solar and wind power continue to become a larger part of the energy landscape, both in the U.S. and around the world. However, a new survey and corresponding report by Makovsky suggest that U.S. consumers [Read More]


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) have announced the results of two multiyear marine wildlife surveys focused on collecting baseline biological occurrence and distribution data for whale, turtle and bird species within [Read More]

A new report from consulting and research firm Kline has revealed that China, accounting for 34% of global demand, is the largest market for lubricants used in wind energy; however, the U.S. follows closely, with 21%. Germany and India account [Read More]

A WINDCUBE vertical-profiling LiDAR system has been installed off the south coast of Massachusetts to provide a continuous record of the wind resource across the full vertical rotor span of wind turbines used in offshore wind farms. Woods Hole Oceanographic [Read More]


Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 750,000 MWh of renewable energy located in the DEC service territory. Duke Energy says results from the RFP will help the company meet North Carolina’s 2007 [Read More]

Cleantech energy storage company Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and the Southern California-based Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) have launched a water-energy project using advanced energy storage systems to better integrate renewable power, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower [Read More]

The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition has appointed Gov. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I., and Gov. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., the group’s chair and vice chair, respectively, for 2017. Rhode Island has positioned itself as a leader in offshore renewable energy, says [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Xcel Energy has announced plans to build four new wind farms totaling 750 MW in Minnesota and North Dakota. According to Xcel, the projects, once operational, will provide enough energy to power nearly 400,000 homes. “The new wind portfolio delivers [Read More]

Siemens has won orders for 23 units of its direct-drive turbines for five onshore projects in northern Germany. Two of the wind farms are situated in Germany’s northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein; the other three will be erected in Lower Saxony. [Read More]

Vestas has received a 48 MW order from longtime customer CGN Wind Energy for a wind project in southern China. The Nan’an Xiangyun project is located in Xiangyun County, Quanzhou City, located in the Fujian Province. Vestas will supply the [Read More]

Chicago-based Invenergy has announced plans to develop a 700 MW-plus portfolio of wind and solar farms designed to deliver renewable energy to Long Island, N.Y. Collectively called the Clean Energy Link, the proposed project will consist of four new wind [Read More]

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