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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has announced a proposal that would boost Minnesota’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 25% by 2025 to 50% by 2030. According to an announcement from the office of Smith and Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota is [Read More]


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In a changing policy environment, some mature markets for wind energy growth have plateaued, and others are experiencing or preparing for further expansion, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report examines the strengths and weaknesses of policies [Read More]

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input regarding the environmental assessment (EA) the agency will conduct for the New England Aqua Ventus I project, an offshore wind demonstration to be built off the coast of Maine. According [Read More]

Gamesa is reporting EUR 301 million in net profit for 2016 – representing a 77% year-on-year increase. The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer attributes the growth to higher sales and rising profitability. Specifically, the company concluded 2016 with a record order [Read More]

 

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – has been sold to AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo). sPower, which was capitalized by Fir Tree Partners in 2014, owns and [Read More]

With a clear lead, Vestas has reclaimed the top spot in another annual ranking of onshore global wind turbine manufacturers, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Following, respectively, were GE, Goldwind, Gamesa and Enercon. Likewise, FTI Consulting reported the same [Read More]


Denmark-headquartered LM Wind Power, a global manufacturer of wind turbine blades, is opening up a new factory in Normandy, France. The factory, dedicated to offshore wind power, will be built on a site developed by Ports Normands Associes (PNA), a [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has completed its 184.6 MW Meikle Wind project in British Columbia. Increasing the province’s installed wind capacity by more than one-third, the wind project is British Columbia’s largest, according to the developer. The wind [Read More]

The Nordex Group has received an order to install 95 turbines in the 3 MW class for an undisclosed U.S. project. According to Nordex, the large-scale project represents the first follow-up order from a safe-harbor transaction agreed upon with a [Read More]

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is deploying Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) RESolve energy storage system for a pilot project at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colo. Researchers from NREL will use 10-plus demonstrated [Read More]

Acciona and the Federal Electricity Commission of Mexico (CFE) are continuing with their joint program to develop renewable generation projects in different areas of the country. The work is part of a memorandum of understanding they signed in October 2015. [Read More]

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