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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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Cubico Gets Financing For 250 MW Mexican Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2017

London-headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investments has reached financial close on two Mexican renewable energy facilities, the 250 MW El Mezquite wind farm in Nuevo Leon and the 350 MW Solem solar photovoltaic project in Aguascalientes. The total amount of non-recourse project [Read More]

Kansas Wind Farm To Power 150 Target Stores

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2017

Target has signed a power purchase agreement for Infinity Renewables’ Solomon Forks Wind Project, located in northwestern Kansas. Target will buy 100 MW of energy from the 474 MW project to offset 100% of power the company uses at 150 [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Claims Tallest Wind Turbines In Asia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2017

Siemens Gamesa has set a new record in Asia by installing the tallest wind turbines on the continent, the company claims. The turbines, equipped with 153-meter towers and 56-meter blades, reach a total height of 210 meters. The Sarahnlom wind [Read More]

Vestas Announces Mexican Wind Order

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2017

Today, the Mexican Secretariat of Energy is holding a press conference regarding the financing of projects awarded in Mexico’s renewable energy auction last September. In turn, Vestas can confirm it has entered into a conditional agreement with Zuma Energia to [Read More]

The DOE’s Annual Lowdown On The State Of U.S. Wind Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2017

The agency’s annual update covers onshore utility-scale, offshore and distributed wind power, all of which have demonstrated continued growth.

3M Partnership To Use Drones To Apply Wind Turbine Maintenance Products

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2017

In an effort to reduce wind turbine downtime that can affect annual energy production, 3M recently announced an agreement with Camp Six Labs – a provider of drone-based infrastructure maintenance – to apply 3M products to wind turbine blades by [Read More]

Goldwind Americas Signs Distributed Wind Order With Ohio Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2017

Goldwind Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Goldwind), has signed agreements to supply Findlay, Ohio-based One Energy Enterprises LLC with 60 MW of wind turbines. The turbines will be supplied for various distributed [Read More]

GE Adds To Growing Wind Portfolio In Australia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 07, 2017

GE Renewable Energy has announced an agreement with ENGIE in Australia to supply and install 32 wind turbines for the Willogoleche Wind Farm. Located 160 kilometers north of Adelaide in South Australia, the 119 MW wind farm will be completed [Read More]

DONG Energy Selling Half Of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 07, 2017

Global Infrastructure Partners III (GIP III) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in the Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm from DONG Energy for a total consideration of approximately EUR 1.17 billion. Borkum Riffgrund 2, currently [Read More]

AWEA Kicks Off Inaugural American Wind Week

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 07, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has kicked off its inaugural American Wind Week, running today through Aug. 12. AWEA says it is recognizing that wind power is now the largest source of U.S. renewable energy capacity and that it [Read More]