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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 Continues Roll-Up Strategy: Turbine Manufacturer To Acquire ISP Availon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2016

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has agreed to acquire Rheine, Germany-based Availon, an independent service provider (ISP) with approximately 400 employees and a wind capacity of more than 2.6 GW currently under service. The acquisition price for Availon is EUR [Read More]

Gov. Christie Returns N.J. Offshore Wind Bill Without Signature

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., has vetoed legislation that would have instructed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to open a new window for applications for small offshore wind projects off the coast of Atlantic City. According to Fishermen’s [Read More]

BayWa r.e. Goes With Breeze Software For Managing Wind Assets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2016

Germany-based renewable energy services provider BayWa r.e. has chosen the Breeze software service for wind farm management. Sweden-based Breeze says its software is built to assist wind turbine owners and operators with capturing the true potential of their assets. Turbines [Read More]

Wind And Solar Equipment Provider Ingeteam Names New CEO

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2016

Spain-headquartered Ingeteam, a component manufacturer for industries including wind and solar, has named Adolfo Rebello the new CEO. Rebello – replacing Javier Ojeda, who has resigned from the position – has been at Ingeteam since 1996. He currently holds the [Read More]

Diamond WTG Secures Service Contract For Brazos Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2016

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Diamond WTG Engineering & Services Inc. has inked an eight-year service agreement for the 160 MW Brazos Wind Project, jointly owned by Shell Wind Energy Inc. and Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc. (collectively, Brazos). Brazos has tapped [Read More]

IRENA: Boosting Renewables Could Increase Global GDP $1.3 Trillion By 2030

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2016

The agency outlines the benefits – including those related to the economy, human welfare and employment – that could be achieved by doubling the global share of renewable energy by 2030 from 2010 levels.

Sentient Science Expanding Life-Extension Technology For Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2016

Sentient Science, a provider of materials science-based life-extension technology, has announced a significant working capital infusion to add new products to its wind turbine operator fleet. The $17 million investment from Toba Capital will support international expansion, as well as [Read More]

$46M In Loans Provided For Renewables Projects In Africa, Caribbean

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2016

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have announced $46 million in concessional loans for four renewable energy projects in developing countries. The loans will fund a wind and solar project in Antigua [Read More]

Vestas Inks Contract Extension For 570 MW Calif. Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2016

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas says it has received a 15-year extension to a service agreement for four California wind power plants totaling 570 MW of capacity. The service contract encompasses Vestas Active Output Management 5000 for NRG’s Alta II, III, [Read More]

Senvion Appoints Seyfarth Chief Operating Officer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2016

Starting in February, German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion will have a new chief operating officer (COO), Dr. Christoph Seyfarth, who will manage the supply chain, global blades, global nacelles, operational excellence and order fulfillment divisions. Seyfarth, who will report directly [Read More]