U.S. renewable energy sources set a series of records for domestic electrical generation during the first half of this year, according to nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign. Citing statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest “Electric Power Monthly” report, [Read More]


Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito administration has announced $700,000 in funding for nine academic and research institutions across Massachusetts to advance studies relating to offshore wind development. The funding – from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Renewable Energy Trust – will support [Read More]

As part of its new clean energy program in the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced a call for proposals for local renewable energy developers across northern and central California. PG&E is seeking proposals from developers to build [Read More]

US Wind Inc., a Baltimore-based offshore wind development company, has commenced a marine survey to prepare the final layout design for an 80,000-acre project off the coast of Ocean City, Md. US Wind contracted with Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey Inc. [Read More]


Next month, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding a public auction seminar and public information meeting on offshore wind development in North Carolina. On Aug. 12, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and BOEM Director Abigail [Read More]

Danish wind turbine company Vestas has named Morten Dyrholm the company’s new group senior vice president for marketing, communications and public affairs. Dyrholm is currently Vestas’ vice president for global marketing and public affairs. He succeeds Anders Monrad Rendtorff, who [Read More]

San Carlos, Calif.-based PRENAV has raised $6.5 million in seed financing from investor Crosslink Capital, along with Haystack, Liquid 2 Ventures and WI Harper Group. These organizations join existing investors Pear Ventures, Toivo Annus and a number of others. PRENAV [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

With approval from the Iowa Utilities Board, MidAmerican Energy Co. is moving forward with its Wind XI project, which will add up to 2 GW of wind generation in Iowa. According to the Sierra Club, Wind XI, when placed into [Read More]

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., has purchased the 147 MW Grant Plains Wind facility from Apex Clean Energy. Along with nearby Grant Wind and Kay Wind, Grant Plains Wind – located in Grant County, Okla. – is the [Read More]

DNV GL has completed its due diligence work of the Nordergrunde offshore wind farm, an 18-turbine project located in the German North Sea. The John Laing Group commissioned DNV GL with the assessment and analysis of the project to make [Read More]

Akuo Energy, a French independent power producer of renewable energy, and San Diego-based Eurus Energy America Corp., the Toyota Tsusho Corp. subsidiary responsible for renewable energy investment in the Americas, have commissioned Florida II, a 50 MW Uruguayan wind farm. [Read More]

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