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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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Canadian Firm Invests In NRG Wind Project In New Mexico

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Toronto, Ontario-based Fengate Capital Management has executed a purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition of a 25% equity interest in San Juan Mesa Wind Project LLC, which is the owner of a 120 MW wind project near Elida, N.M. [Read More]

Signed Clean Energy Bill Would Be ‘Giant Step Forward’ For Md., Says AWEA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Before the 2016 Maryland legislative session adjourned Monday, state lawmakers finalized legislation to increase the state’s use of renewable energy to 25% by 2020. In March, the state House of Delegates passed a bill to accelerate Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard [Read More]

California Leads The Nation In Advanced Energy Employment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Employment in California’s advanced energy industry grew 18% last year – six times the statewide employment growth rate – according to national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). The report says more than half-a-million California workers spend some or all [Read More]

Vestas Enters Conditional Agreement For Huge U.S. Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Vestas has confirmed it has entered into a conditional agreement to supply wind turbines for a 600 MW project located in the U.S. The project has not yet translated into a firm and unconditional order with Vestas’ definition, the manufacturer [Read More]

World Bank’s Climate Change Plan Includes 30 GW Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2016

The World Bank Group has announced plans to help developing countries add 30 GW of renewable energy – enough to power 150 million homes – by 2020. That is just one of several ambitious goals laid out in the World [Read More]

Enel’s 400 MW Kansas Wind Project Now Under Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2016

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA), a subsidiary of Enel SpA, has started construction of the 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind farm, located in Clark County, Kan. Once completed, the project will be Enel’s largest wind farm worldwide. When [Read More]

CanWEA: Wind Poised To Play Big Role In Quebec’s 2030 Energy Policy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2016

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is welcoming the publication of the Quebec government’s 2030 energy policy, which includes increasing total renewable energy production by 25%. With the cost of the production of electricity at competitive levels compared with any [Read More]

Suzlon Lands 105 MW Order With Independent Power Producer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2016

Indian independent power producer (IPP) Greenko Group has placed a 105 MW wind turbine order with Suzlon. Suzlon says the order, which marks its first with Greenko, comprises 50 units of the S97 120-meter 2.1 MW hybrid tower. The project, [Read More]

AWS Truepower Rolls Out Wind Developer Suite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2016

AWS Truepower, a provider of clean energy consulting, software and engineering services, has created a new product offering called the wind developer suite. According to the company, the suite includes software subscriptions Windnavigator, Windographer and Openwind, as well as 12 [Read More]

Vestas, Egypt In Talks For $2.2 Billion Wind Farm Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 08, 2016

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas says it is in talks with Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy regarding a $2.2 billion wind farm deal, reports Daily News Egypt. The deal could be signed as soon as next month and [Read More]