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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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GWEC Reveals Global Wind Industry Stats Of 2015

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 12, 2016

Led by China with 30,500 MW of new installations, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Total global wind capacity [Read More]

Vestas Announces 200 MW U.S. Order From Undisclosed Customer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 12, 2016

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional 200 MW order in the U.S. from an unidentified customer. The contract includes supply and commissioning of 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines, as well as a five-year Active Output Management service agreement. According to [Read More]

Wind Turbine Towers Poised To Reach ‘Mega’ Heights

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 12, 2016

Wind turbine towers are set to reach heights of up to 170 meters with new construction techniques and materials, according to wind power engineering specialist K2 Management. Tower heights have grown steadily over the last decade as operators seek stronger [Read More]

Supreme Court Rules Against Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

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Written by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2016

A stay on the implementation of President Barack Obama’s landmark – and controversial – climate change plan has been issued.

DONG Energy Divests 50% Of Offshore Farm To PKA, The LEGO Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2016

DONG Energy has signed and completed an agreement to divest 50% of Burbo Bank Extension, a 258 MW U.K. offshore wind farm, to Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, a parent company of the LEGO Group. Each investor will [Read More]

GE Rolls Out 6 MW Unit From French Offshore Wind Factory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2016

GE Power Conversion says it has completed manufacturing the first serial permanent magnet generator (PMG) at GE’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, France. According to GE, this 6 MW PMG is one of the world’s largest generators ever built. Its [Read More]

EWEA: Europe Needs To ‘Get Its Act Together’ On Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2016

China’s overtaking the European Union (EU) for total installed wind energy capacity in 2015 is a wake-up call for EU policymakers, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). According to statistics from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China installed [Read More]

Report: Wind Power Is A ‘Win-Win Option’ For Oregon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2016

Oregon households and businesses will keep more money in their pockets if the state continues to grow wind energy resources, according to new data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The estimates come [Read More]

How Can Turbine Rotor Blades Produce Electricity Even More Efficiently?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2016

Through its three-year “Smart Blades” research project, the Research Alliance for Wind Energy (FVWE) says it has developed new concepts for making wind turbine rotor blades lighter and more stable. The alliance comprises the German Aerospace Center; ForWind – the [Read More]

Allianz, BofA Merrill Lynch Invest In New Mexico Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2016

Allianz Capital Partners and Bank of America (BofA) Merrill Lynch have jointly invested in two EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) wind parks in New Mexico. The two operational projects, Roosevelt (250 MW) and Milo (49.65 MW), are adjacently located in [Read More]