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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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Facility To Offer Wind Testing For Cold Climates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

The RISE Research lnstitutes of Sweden is establishing a test center in which the global wind industry will be able to test equipment for cold climate conditions. The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and RISE have agreed to collaborate [Read More]

Sandia Labs Exec Joins DOE’s Renewables, Energy-Efficiency Lab

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

Juan Torres has been tapped as associate laboratory director for energy systems integration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is the DOE’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research and development. [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Inks First Full-Scope German Wind Contract

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

EnBW has tapped Siemens Gamesa for the installation of the 112 MW Albatros offshore wind farm, representing the newly merged company’s first full-scope project in Germany. Siemens Gamesa will supply 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and a [Read More]

Canadian Company Gets Nod From MHI Vestas For Offshore Wind ‘Floatel’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

Bridgemans Services Group (BSG), a privately owned Canadian company providing floating accommodations for industrial workforces, has entered an agreement with MHI Vestas to provide full-service “floatel” accommodations and CTV boat landing services for a Belgian offshore wind farm. Having recently [Read More]

Duke Energy Renewables Celebrates Opening Of Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

More than 100 supporters attended a dedication ceremony yesterday for Duke Energy Renewables’ Frontier Wind Power Project, a 200 MW facility near Blackwell, Okla. The project, situated in Kay County, became operational in late December. City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., [Read More]

Wind Accounts For Big Chunk Of Xcel Energy’s Southwest Mix

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

Xcel Energy is highlighting its newest corporate sustainability report, which shows the company’s growth in renewable energy across its eight-state service area, stretching from the Upper Midwest to the southwestern states of Texas and New Mexico. In the Southwest – [Read More]

WINDPOWER 2017 Closes With Diverse Panel On Wind Trends

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends, says the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), highlighting its WINDPOWER 2017 conference, which wrapped up in Anaheim, Calif., last week. Stakeholders representing a corporate [Read More]

Report: U.S. Renewables Generation Four Decades Ahead Of Schedule

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

According to the SUN DAY Campaign, renewable energy’s share of power generation has reached a level that the U.S. Energy Information Administration did not expect to happen for another 40 years.

RES Deploying IdentiFlight System For Eagle Data At Wind Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

IdentiFlight International, an affiliate of Boulder Imaging, is deploying two mobile units of its IdentiFlight aerial detection system to a potential wind farm site in Washington State. The mobile detection systems, purchased by Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES), will be [Read More]

Vestas’ V126-3.45 MW Wind Turbine Comes To South Korea

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 30, 2017

Vestas has received a 21 MW order in Korea from a new customer, Serveone Co. Ltd. The firm and unconditional order comprises six V126-3.45 MW turbines, which will be used for Serveone’s first wind project. Located on Jaeun Island in [Read More]