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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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DNV GL Creates On-Demand, Web-Based Forecasting For Wind, Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

DNV GL has added to its suite of short-term wind and solar power forecasting services with the launch of Forecaster NOW, an on-demand Web portal with e-commerce-enabled transactions. The global energy advisory and certification company is demonstrating its new solution [Read More]

Sierra Club Names Its First All-Female Board Executive Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

For the first time in the Sierra Club’s 125-year history, the group has elected an all-female board executive committee. The Sierra Club’s board of directors has elected Loren Blackford of New York the new board president. Aaron Mair, immediate past [Read More]

Offshore Wind Investor LEGO Shatters 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Having supported the development of more than 160 MW of renewable energy since 2012, the LEGO Group has achieved its 100% renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule, the Danish toy manufacturing giant has announced. The company’s latest renewable [Read More]

New Goldwind Americas Exec Joins After Nine Years With Nordex

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Goldwind Americas, the Chicago-based subsidiary of Chinese wind turbine company Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd., has appointed Reinhard Sander vice president of engineering and technology. Sander joins Goldwind Americas after almost nine years at Nordex USA Inc., where [Read More]

Suzlon Highlights ‘Another Profitable Year’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Suzlon Group has announced its audited quarterly (Q4 FY17) and annual (FY17) results, showing an all-time-high commissioning for the company: In FY17, Suzlon installed 1,779 MW of wind capacity, taking its cumulative installations to over 11 GW in India and [Read More]

Illinois Microgrid Project Houses Wind, Solar And Natural Gas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Ameren Corp. has completed what the energy company is touting as one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. The $5 million facility, located at Ameren’s Technology Applications Center adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in [Read More]

Vestas’ InteliLight System Arrives In U.S. Wind Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Having demonstrated adherence to Federal Aviation Administration standards, Vestas’ InteliLight solution for wind turbines is now ready for U.S. deployment. Combining aircraft detection and aviation light control, the system provides end-to-end aviation safety for wind parks, says Vestas. The U.S. [Read More]

GE Scores Big Wind Contract After Spanish Auction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to provide turbines for a giant 1.2 GW wind facility in Aragon, Spain. The Forestalia Group, through the Sociedad Aragonesa Transeuropea de Energias Renovables, was awarded a contract by Spain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism [Read More]

Vermont Proposes Turbine Sound Rules ‘Ostracizing’ Wind Industry

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Written by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Renewable Energy Vermont argues that the public service board’s proposed new rules, covering decibel levels and setback requirements, could “effectively ban” future wind development in the state.

Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Begins Generating Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, located off the North Norfolk, U.K., coast. With the initial turbines installed, power from the first turbine is now being exported to the national [Read More]