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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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Duke Energy Foundation Funds Bat Conservation International

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Representing the wind industry’s efforts to help protect wildlife, the Duke Energy Foundation, a philanthropic organization of Duke Energy, is awarding $50,000 to support efforts by Bat Conservation International (BCI) to help with the recovery of the continent’s threatened and [Read More]

Apple Signs Up For 200 MW Of Oregon Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2017

To help power its data center in Prineville, Ore., Apple recently signed an agreement to purchase power from the Montague Wind Power Project, what the tech giant calls the “first Apple-created wind project.” Apple announced the deal in its Environmental [Read More]

A Look At The Current Global Wind Market – And What’s To Come

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2017

More than 54 GW of wind energy was installed across the global market in 2016, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which says the market now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with [Read More]

Avangrid Renewables Names New CEO, Touts Strong First Quarter

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2017

Thanks in part to its wind power business, in the first quarter of this year, Avangrid Renewables earned $70 million, or $0.23 per share, compared with $43 million, or $0.14 per share, for the same period in 2016. The company [Read More]

Vestas Welcomes New Wind Turbines To The 2 MW Family

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

Vestas has expanded its 2 MW wind turbine platform with two new variants: the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW, designed to deliver a higher power output in areas with medium, low and ultra-low wind. Featuring 116- and 120-meter rotors, the [Read More]

Wind-Powered Oil Recovery? DNV GL Proves Technical Feasibility

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

A DNV GL-led joint industry project called WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection) has completed its first phase, determining that wind power can be used to power offshore water injection. The project is currently moving into its second phase, which [Read More]

California Amusement Park Commits To 100% Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has announced that California’s Great America – a 100-acre amusement park in Santa Clara – will cover 100% of its electricity use with wind power through SVP’s Santa Clara Green Power program. Santa Clara Green Power [Read More]

Hawaii Celebrates Renewable Energy Milestones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

To mark Earth Day 2017, Hawaiian Electric is highlighting its progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. The company, including subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, provides power to 95% of residents on five of Hawaii’s [Read More]

Maryland Energy Administration Launches Offshore Wind Grant Programs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has allocated a combined $1 million for two new grant programs specifically targeting the offshore wind industry: the Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program and the Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program. The Offshore Wind [Read More]

WindShare Uses Crowdfunding To Finance Community Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

A new start-up, WindShare LLC, is offering a crowdfunding method for consumers to support the development of community wind projects. Through WindShare, investors can provide capital to wind developers, which then use the funds to secure land leases and build [Read More]