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Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian is an associate editor of North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She also serves as the editor of sister publication Unmanned Aerial Online and has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.
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Federal District Court Squashes Steens Mountain Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The long-running case over the impacts of a proposed wind farm on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon has been put to an end by a federal district court, the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) and Audubon Society of Portland have [Read More]

Washington City Operations To Be Powered Entirely By Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The City of Mercer Island, Wash., has announced a commitment to run exclusively on wind power starting in 2019. Mercer Island plans to buy 20 years of wind power to replace its current mix of electricity for its city operations. Currently, [Read More]

SDG&E Plans Energy Storage To Boost California Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]

DONG Energy To Build Subsidy-Free German Offshore Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

In the first of two German auction rounds, the Bundesnetzagentur recently awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea. DONG Energy submitted six projects in the bid and won with the following [Read More]

Suzlon Secures Turnkey Wind Order From Indian IPP

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Suzlon Group has won its fifth order from independent power producer (IPP) ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. for a 100.80 MW wind project in Madhya Pradesh, India. Suzlon will install 48 units of its latest S111 120-meter wind turbines, each [Read More]

GE And LM Wind Power Complete $1.65B Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

GE has completed its $1.65 billion acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades for the wind energy industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the U.S., China and [Read More]

New Danish Alliance Seeks U.S. Offshore Wind Partnerships

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Forming a Danish offshore wind alliance looking to team up with American companies, Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, LICengineering and Semco Maritime have joined forces with The Trade Council of Denmark’s Wind Energy Advisory. The new alliance, focusing on the [Read More]

Senvion Launches 2.XM Wind Turbine Platform In India

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion is launching four new products for the Indian market. Senvion’s four product variants include the 2.4M110, 2.4M114, 2.3M120 and 2.3M124 wind turbines, which have rotor diameters of 110-124 meters and power ratings of 2.3-2.4 MW. [Read More]

Svendborg Brakes Rolls Out New Yaw Brake Tool For Wind Maintenance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Svendborg Brakes, a supplier of yaw brakes to the global wind industry, has introduced a new yaw brake lifting and installation tool. According to the company, the new tool aims to improve worker safety and reduce the time taken to [Read More]

Acciona Signs Green Loan For Wind And Solar In Chile

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

To partially fund its wind energy and solar photovoltaic projects in Chile, Acciona has signed a EUR 100 million green loan with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA). According to Acciona, green loans are regulated under the same criteria as green [Read More]