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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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Goldwind Acquires Another Texas Wind Farm From RES

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

Chicago-based Goldwind Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd., (Goldwind), has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) to acquire the 160 MW Heart of Texas Wind Project, located in McCulloch [Read More]

EDF RS Bringing 3M Wind Vortex Generators To U.S. Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) and 3M have announced a new agreement to install 3M wind vortex generators on wind turbines across the U.S. The collaboration will leverage the materials expertise of 3M with the installation and wind turbine blade [Read More]

GE Marks Milestones For Repowering Wind, Investing In Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, has surpassed $15 billion in renewable energy investments across wind, solar and other renewable energy projects globally. Additionally, GE Renewable Energy has repowered a total of 300 wind turbines – representing the [Read More]

Redbed Plains Wind Farm Begins Construction In Oklahoma

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has begun construction on EDP Renewables North America’s (EDPR NA) 99.1 MW Redbed Plains Wind Farm in Oklahoma. Located in Grady County – just southwest of Oklahoma City – the project will comprise 48 Siemens Gamesa [Read More]

Enel’s Spanish Division Wins 540 MW In Wind Auction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE) was recently awarded 540 MW of wind power capacity in Spain during the country’s renewable energy auction. The tender was launched by the Spanish government to help the country achieve its target to cover 20% [Read More]

GE’s LM Wind Power Opens Up 15th Blade Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

LM Wind Power, a designer and manufacturer of blades for wind turbines, has opened up another blade factory, located in the Baodi District in northeastern China. The new facility is situated 40 kilometers from the company’s existing plant in Tianjin. [Read More]

AWEA Announces New Board Chair, Members And Advisors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Tristan Grimbert, president and CEO of EDF Renewable Energy, has been elected chair of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) board. He succeeds Chris Brown, president of Vestas Americas. The announcement comes as AWEA kicks off WINDPOWER 2017 in Anaheim. [Read More]

Wind Intelligence Firm MAKE Scooped Up By Verisk Analytics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

MAKE, a research and advisory business for renewable energy, has been acquired by Verisk Analytics, a Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider. MAKE, which specializes in wind power intelligence, will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business focused [Read More]

United Wind Teams With Ag Consulting Firm For Distributed Wind Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Distributed wind company United Wind Inc. has announced a partnership with an accounting and consulting firm for the food and agriculture industry. Under the partnership, United Wind will analyze and customize WindLease solutions for selected clients across the U.S.

Blattner Celebrates 5 GW Of Installed Renewables In 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Avon, Minn.-headquartered Blattner Energy Inc., a power generation contractor and provider of renewable energy construction in North America, installed approximately 5 GW of renewable energy in 2016. Specifically, Blattner installed over 1.4 GW of solar energy and more than 3 [Read More]