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Unpacking The New Wind IEC Standard: What Does It Mean For Remote Sensing?

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Written by Lee Alnes, Brian Alves & Francesca Davidson on October 19, 2017

The wind industry is still familiarizing itself with new IEC guidelines and what they signal about where remote sensing stands today.

Virginia And London Companies Link Up For U.S. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2017

London-based BVG Associates (BVGA) and Virginia-based Renewable Energy Resources International have announced a new partnership dedicated to advancing U.S. offshore wind. Andy Geissbuehler, managing partner with Renewable Energy Resources International, has been selected to lead BVGA’s U.S. offshore wind business. [Read More]

Amazon Wind Farm Texas Now Operational In Scurry County

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2017

Amazon Wind Farm Texas is now up and running near Snyder, Texas. Built, owned and operated by Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), the 253 MW facility is made up of 110 GE turbines capable of adding more than 1,000 GWh of [Read More]

LM Wind Launches 75.1-Meter Blade For Goldwind Offshore Platform

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2017

LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, has announced the launch of the company’s longest blade in China: the LM 75.1 P, tailor-made for Goldwind’s new 6.7 MW offshore wind turbine. According to LM Wind Power, Goldwind’s 6.7 MW [Read More]

Apple, GE Partnership Enables Predix Wind Turbine Monitoring On iOS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2017

Apple and GE have announced a new partnership that will bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to the iPhone and iPad. The two companies have unveiled a new Predix software development kit [Read More]

Vestas Brings V120-2.0/2.2 MW Platform To China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2017

In response to customer demand for a turbine for low and ultra-low wind conditions, Vestas has officially introduced the V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine to the Chinese market. The turbines will be produced locally in Tianjin. The first deliveries are expected to [Read More]

TerraForm Power Yieldco Officially Merges With Brookfield

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 17, 2017

Renewables yieldco TerraForm Power (TERP) has completed a divorce from its former sponsor, SunEdison, after closing the previously announced merger and sponsorship deal with Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield, together with its institutional partners, is now TERP’s new sponsor and [Read More]

DOE Funds Six Distributed Wind Projects Across The U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has announced six new contracts, totaling $1.49 million, awarded under the agency’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP). Since 2013, the CIP has awarded 22 competitively selected, cost-shared contracts [Read More]

Two Coal Plants Closing In Central Texas; Will Wind Overtake Coal In The State?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2017

According to research from the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, wind energy capacity could soon exceed coal capacity in Texas.

BOEM, Avangrid Finalize North Carolina Offshore Wind Lease

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has finalized a lease with Avangrid Renewables for a 122,405-acre wind area offshore North Carolina. In March, Avangrid placed a winning bid of $9,066,650 for the Kitty Hawk [Read More]