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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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Suzlon’s U.S. Wind Hub Takes Home AWEA Safety Award

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. (SWECO), the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of India-based Suzlon Group, has received the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) gold-level Health and Safety Achievement Award 2017 for an operations and maintenance service provider. According to Suzlon, this [Read More]

Pattern’s Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind Moves Forward In Quebec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has announced the completion of C$263 million construction-to-term financing for its 147 MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project, which is now entering full-stage construction in Quebec. Financing was provided by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co., [Read More]

Nordex Reaches Half-Gigawatt Wind Mark In Ireland

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

With the commissioning of the 95 MW Meenadreen wind farm in Donegal, Nordex has passed a new milestone in the Republic of Ireland: 500 MW of wind turbines in operation. In total, Nordex turbines with a capacity of 529 MW [Read More]

Cheers To That: U.S. ‘Advanced Energy’ Revenue Double That Of Beer Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

According to newly released data from Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the “advanced energy” industry was a $200 billion industry in the U.S. and a whopping $1.4 trillion industry globally as of the end of 2016. AEE defines “advanced energy” as [Read More]

SgurrEnergy Brings In UAVs For Inspections, Asset Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Scotland-based renewables consultancy SgurrEnergy – part of the clean energy business of Wood Group, an oil and gas services company – has brought unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection services. Following approval from the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority [Read More]

Finnish Financial Company Plans North American Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Taaleri, a financial services company based out of Finland, is setting its sights on the North American renewable energy market. Overall, Taaleri plans to make investments in wind and solar projects in North America, as well as Europe, India and [Read More]

With Five States In ’20 Percent And Up’ Club, Wind Thrives In Rural U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Seeing as 99% of U.S. wind turbines are situated in rural areas, wind energy’s steady growth has been accompanied by a surge of investment in rural America, says the American Wind Energy Association.

Vestas Secures Wind Turbine Orders In Europe

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Vestas recently inked two separate wind turbine orders in Norway and Austria. In Norway, Fortum placed a firm and unconditional order for 14 V126-3.45 MW turbines with power-optimized modes to 3.6 MW. The order is for the Anstadblaheia wind park, [Read More]

Study: More Local Benefits Equal More Support For Canadian Wind Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The more a community is involved in wind energy planning, including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines, the more likely the development will gain local support, according to a new study from London, Ontario-based Western University. The study, conducted by [Read More]

Northland Power Adding Another Big Offshore Wind Farm To Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Toronto-headquartered Northland Power Inc. has signed a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Highland Group Holdings Ltd. to acquire 100% of Deutsche Bucht (DeBu), a 252 MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development off the coast of Germany. DeBu, [Read More]