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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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Obama Underscores Renewable Energy Accomplishments In Final SOTU

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2016

President Barack Obama, during his eighth and final State of the Union address – fresh on the conclusion of a year of global climate change agreements, Clean Power Plan action and opposition, and the wind and solar tax credit extensions [Read More]

Suzlon Enhances Renewables Portfolio With Foray Into Solar Sector

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2016

Indian turbine manufacturer Suzlon Group has announcedits foray into the solar sector: With letters of intent from Southern Power Distribution Co. of Telangana Ltd. (TSSPDCL), Suzlon will be adding six projects totaling 210 MW across the state of Telangana, India. [Read More]

Moventas Offers Up-Tower Repairs For Siemens 2.3 MW Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2016

Finland-based wind gearbox manufacturer and service provider Moventas is now offering a new up-tower repair capability for Siemens 2.3 MW turbines in North America. Following its recently announced GE 1.5 MW repair capability, Moventas says all failed low-speed planetary stage [Read More]

Lloyd’s Register Performing Noise Assessment For 400 MW Offshore Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2016

Lloyd’s Register’s consulting business has been awarded a contract from, Denmark’s transmission system operator, to measure underwater sound propagation for the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in the North Sea. According to Lloyd’s Register, the collaboration will provide [Read More]

Suzlon Group Wins Repeat Order From Indian IPP

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2016

Suzlon Group has signed a binding term sheet and received advance payment for the execution of a 197.4 MW turbine order with an independent power producer (IPP) in India. Once due diligence is completed and construction contracts are inked, Suzlon [Read More]

RES Goes With Senvion Turbines For Projects In France’s Black Mountain Area

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2016

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has contractedwith RES for two wind projects totaling 74 MW in France. Senvion will equip the Sambres wind farm with 26 Senvion MM82 turbines. In addition, 11 Senvion MM92 turbines have been installed for the [Read More]

Siemens Confirms Order For 280 MW Kansas Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2016

Siemens has been awarded an order from Westar Energy Inc. for 122 wind turbines for the Western Plains Wind Farm, located near Spearville, Kan., in Ford County. Westar, a Kansas-based utility, recently announced it was teaming up with developer Infinity [Read More]

Nordex Chief Financial Officer To Step Down By Year-End

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 08, 2016

Germany-based turbine manufacturer Nordex says its chief financial officer (CFO), Bernard Schaferbarthold, will not be extending his contract with the¬†company due to family reasons. Schaferbarthold joined Nordex in 2005 and has been the company’s CFO since 2007. He will continue [Read More]

GE Providing 1 GW Of Turbine Converters For Sewind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2016

GE Power Conversion is providing its 4 MW fully fed LV3 wind turbine converters for Shanghai Electric Wind Power Equipment Co. Ltd.’s (Sewind) offshore turbines. The units, totaling 1 GW of installed capacity, will be manufactured at GE’s Shanghai, China, [Read More]

Appalachian Power To Seek Proposals For Up To 150 MW Of Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2016

Electric utility Appalachian Power has issued pre-qualification documents for parties interested in bidding on an upcoming request for proposals (RFP) for up to 150 MW of wind power. The RFP will seek proposals that would allow Appalachian to own one [Read More]