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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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Vestas Wins New Orders In Vietnam And Greece

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

Vestas has received two orders for wind energy projects in Vietnam and Greece, respectively. For its first-ever wind project, Vietnamese customer Tan Hoan Cau Joint Stock Corp. has placed an order for 15 V100-2.0 MW turbines. The order is for [Read More]

Nordex To Repower German Wind Farm, Cut Number Of Turbines By Nearly Half

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

Nordex will be replacing 16 legacy N60/1300 wind turbines with nine modern N117/3000 ones at a PNE Wind AG project near Cuxhaven, Germany. The work will take place at the Altenbruch I wind farm by the end of the year. [Read More]

Good News For Property Values Near Colorado Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

In an update to the board of county commissioners, El Paso County, Colo., recently reported that property values in a wind farm area are continuing to rise. NextEra’s Golden West Wind Energy Center is located in an area encompassing roughly [Read More]

Greenbacker Supplies Loan For 25 MW Montana Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC has provided a turbine supply loan to Greenfield Wind Manager LLC to support the construction of a 25 MW wind project in Teton County, Mont. The project was developed by San Francisco-based Foundation Windpower LLC [Read More]

Municipal Corp. In India Adds Suzlon Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

Suzlon Group has completed and commissioned a 4.2 MW wind project for Ahmedabad Municipal Corp. in Nakhatrana, Kutch, in Gujarat, India. The project – the corporation’s maiden wind farm – comprises two units of Suzlon’s newest variant, the S97 120-meter [Read More]

DONG Officially Signs On For 450 MW German Offshore Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

DONG Energy has decided to build German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019. With this decision, DONG Energy will reach 6.7 GW of installed offshore wind capacity and exceed [Read More]

CanWEA Announces Program Topics For This Year’s Alberta Show

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has announced the program topics for its annual wind power show, to be held Nov. 1-3 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. According to CanWEA, the conference will highlight wind energy commitments, opportunities [Read More]

Montana’s New Energy Plan Focuses On Wind Power Potential

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2016

Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., has announced a new blueprint for Montana’s energy future. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which is praising the governor’s plan, the blueprint recognizes the value of a stronger electricity grid and the expansion [Read More]

Half Of Nestle’s U.K., Ireland Operations To Be Powered By Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2016

When completed next year, Community Windpower’s Sanquhar Community Wind Farm in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, will power half of Nestle’s operations in the U.K. and Ireland. According to the U.K.-based developer, all of Nestle’s grid-supplied electricity in the U.K. and [Read More]

R.I. Legislature Passes Bill To Boost Renewable Energy Target

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2016

The Rhode Island legislature has passed a bill to advance the state’s renewable energy target from 14.5% by 2019 to 40% by 2035 – a move being applauded by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The new law, if signed [Read More]