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Sandia National Laboratories has won five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies, including one for subscale wind turbine blades. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their [Read More]


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Citigroup Inc. has announced plans to source renewable power for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020. The bank says it will consider on-site power generation, power purchase agreements for energy-intensive properties such as data centers and the appropriate [Read More]

U.S. offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind is partnering with researchers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to assist with their studies of bird and bat activity [Read More]

Drone as a Service company Measure has added turnkey wind farm inspections to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. According to the Washington, D.C.-headquartered company, wind farm operators can outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data [Read More]

 

Despite much support from environmental, labor, justice and educational organizations, the California Assembly adjourned early Saturday morning without taking up a vote for S.B.100, a bill designed to get California to 100% renewable energy by 2045, the Sierra Club has announced. [Read More]

Sweden-based Vattenfall’s chief financial officer (CFO), Stefan Dohler, is leaving the company and becoming the new CEO of EWE AG, a regional utility in Germany. Dohler joined Vattenfall in 1998 and has served as the group’s CFO since December 2016. [Read More]


A three-year project aimed at developing a set of standards for U.S. offshore wind has been launched by the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a 97 MW wind turbine supply order in Argentina. Notably, the deal marks the first South American order for the G132-3.465 MW turbine. Siemens Gamesa will install 28 of its G132-3.465 MW wind turbines [Read More]

Calgary, Alberta-based BluEarth Renewables LP has completed the acquisition of four operating renewable energy facilities from Veresen Inc., including three run-of-river hydro facilities in British Columbia and one wind facility in Ontario. The facilities have a weighted average contract life [Read More]

All of General Motors’ Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities will soon meet their electricity needs with 100% renewable energy, thanks to GM’s new purchase of 200 MW of wind power. GM will be the sole user of the Northwest Ohio [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an agreement for the supply of 300 MW in China. According to the company, the deal represents one of its largest ever in this market. Specifically, Siemens Gamesa will supply and commission 150 G114-2.0 [Read More]

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alterra Power Corp. has acquired the 40 MW Jawbone wind development in Kern County, Calif. The Jawbone development is fully zoned for wind generation, says Alterra. Following a collaborative effort that began over a year ago, Alterra [Read More]

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