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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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Joint Industry Project To Improve Site Assessment Of Offshore Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

DNV GL is inviting stakeholders to a joint industry project (JIP) aimed at improving the collection and assessment of data at offshore wind farms. With a goal of increasing the efficiency of collecting data on site conditions, the new JIP [Read More]

International Finance Corp. Makes Major Investment In Pakistani Wind Sector

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 15, 2017

The International Finance Corp. (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is providing $66 million and mobilizing a further $172 million in a landmark transaction to help build what IFC says will be Pakistan’s largest wind facility. The financing [Read More]

EDF EN Acquiring Stake In Onshore Wind Company Futuren

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 15, 2017

EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) has reached a full and final agreement with the controlling shareholders of onshore wind company Futuren to purchase a 67.2% stake. The deal remains subject to the approval of the Bundeskartellamt, the German competition authority, [Read More]

MHI Vestas Kicks Manufacturing Of 8 MW Platform Into High Gear

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 15, 2017

In accordance with its V164 manufacturing plan, MHI Vestas is continuing to ramp up production for the 8 MW offshore wind turbine. According to the company, broad demand for the platform has resulted in a ramp-up of employment in Denmark [Read More]

Vaisala Delves Into 20 Million Hours Of Collected Wind Data

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 15, 2017

Vaisala, a provider of environmental and industrial measurements, says its Triton Wind Profiler will soon reach a major milestone of 20 million hours of collected wind data since the solution’s market introduction in 2008. In turn, the company is highlighting [Read More]

U.S. Lawmakers Band Together On Offshore Wind Incentive Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2017

In an effort to continue spurring offshore wind in the country, U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., along with Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin, D-2nd District, have reintroduced the Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act [Read More]

SkySpecs Drones Inspect 1,500 Wind Blades In One Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2017

SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of wind turbine inspections using drones, is touting a new company record for the number of turbine inspections within a 30-day period. According to an update from Danny Ellis, CEO and co-founder of the [Read More]

GE Lands Nearly 200 MW Wind Deal In China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2017

GE Renewable Energy has announced an agreement with HECIC to supply 81 wind turbines for projects in the Fengning County of China’s Hebei Province. The order comprises 54 units of GE’s 2.75-120 turbines and another 27 units of 1.85-82.5 turbines, [Read More]

Vestas Takes Over Servicing For Group Of Swedish Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2017

Vestas has received a 15-year service contract for seven wind projects totaling 86 MW across Sweden. The projects were previously serviced in-house by Arise, but with this new agreement, Vestas is taking over the full servicing responsibility. The contract is [Read More]

U.S. Senator Proposes Clean Energy For America Act

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2017

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced a bill to overhaul and streamline the current system for federal energy tax credits. According to Wyden, the proposed Clean Energy for America Act includes technology-neutral tax credits for [Read More]