New & Noteworthy

Pattern Brings B.C.’s Biggest Wind Farm To Life

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has completed its 184.6 MW Meikle Wind project in British Columbia. Increasing the province’s installed wind capacity by more than one-third, the wind project is British Columbia’s largest, according to the developer. The wind [Read More]

DOE Seeks Public Input On Maine Aqua Ventus I Offshore Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input regarding the environmental assessment (EA) the agency will conduct for the New England Aqua Ventus I project, an offshore wind demonstration to be built off the coast of Maine. According [Read More]

Gamesa Sees 77% Spike In Profit For 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Gamesa is reporting EUR 301 million in net profit for 2016 – representing a 77% year-on-year increase. The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer attributes the growth to higher sales and rising profitability. Specifically, the company concluded 2016 with a record order [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Company sPower Sold To AES, AIMCo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – has been sold to AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo). sPower, which was capitalized by Fir Tree Partners in 2014, owns and [Read More]

BNEF’s Wind Turbine Rankings: 2016 Was ‘All About Mergers’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

With a clear lead, Vestas has reclaimed the top spot in another annual ranking of onshore global wind turbine manufacturers, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Following, respectively, were GE, Goldwind, Gamesa and Enercon. Likewise, FTI Consulting reported the same [Read More]

LM Wind Power Bringing New Blade Factory To Normandy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Denmark-headquartered LM Wind Power, a global manufacturer of wind turbine blades, is opening up a new factory in Normandy, France. The factory, dedicated to offshore wind power, will be built on a site developed by Ports Normands Associes (PNA), a [Read More]

From Nuclear To Renewables: Can New York Make The Change?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

As long as appropriate policies and transmission upgrades are established, New York can rely mostly on energy efficiency and wind and solar power to replace the Indian Point Energy Center, a new report says.

Vestas Reorganizes Business In Asia-Pacific

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

To build on its momentum in the Asia-Pacific (APC) region and align with its updated corporate strategy, Vestas is reorganizing its current sales business unit (SBU) in the region by splitting it into two. The two new SBUs will be [Read More]

Wind Tower, Gearbox Company Broadwind Announces First Profitable Year

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Citing significantly improved production at its Abilene, Texas, wind tower manufacturing facility, Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy Inc. has reported sales of $48.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Notably, this number is up 28% compared with $37.6 million in [Read More]

Got A Clean Energy Jobs Story? New Campaign Wants You To Spread The Word

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

On the heels of a recent federal report finding that the U.S. now employs more than 3 million workers in the clean energy sector, several groups have launched a new social media campaign that encourages companies and workers to share [Read More]