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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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DOE Launches Initiative To Modernize The U.S. Grid

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 15, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its new Grid Modernization Multi-Year Program Plan, a comprehensive blueprint to modernize the U.S. electrical power grid, and announced it will award up to $220 million in funding for a consortium of [Read More]

Enel Green Power Starts Construction On Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 15, 2016

Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun constructing its new 108 MW Drift Sand wind project, located in Grady County, Okla. The wind farm – which is owned by Drift Sand Wind Project LLC, a subsidiary of Enel Kansas LLC held [Read More]

CanWEA Marks Another Big Year For Wind In Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2016

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) says 2015 was another remarkable year for wind energy in the country: Specifically, says CanWEA, Canada closed the year ranking seventh in the world for total installed wind energy capacity – with 11,205 MW [Read More]

Laufer Wind’s Obstruction Lighting System For Towers Now Available In U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2016

Following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) testing and introduction of new performance guidelines, Laufer Wind is now making its patented Aircraft Detection System (ADS) available in the U.S. The ADS is a radar-activated obstruction lighting system designed to turn blinking [Read More]

Gamesa To Expand Blade Production At Galicia Facility

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2016

Francisco Conde – the regional councilor for the economy, employment and industry of Galicia, Spain – recently visitedGamesa‘s turbine blade factory in As Somozas, where an exec confirmed the manufacturer’s plans to add a third production line at the complex. [Read More]

Obama Underscores Renewable Energy Accomplishments In Final SOTU

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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 Energinet.dk, 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]