New & Noteworthy

IRENA: Nearly 10 Million Employed In Renewables Sector In 2016

Posted by Lauren Tyler on May 24, 2017

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, [Read More]

GE Chosen To Provide Cybersecurity For Invenergy Fleet

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 24, 2017

GE Renewable Energy says it has inked a cybersecurity agreement with clean energy provider Invenergy not only to secure Invenergy’s wind turbine fleet, but also to secure a framework to add more turbines to its network in the future. According [Read More]

GE Marks Milestones For Repowering Wind, Investing In Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, has surpassed $15 billion in renewable energy investments across wind, solar and other renewable energy projects globally. Additionally, GE Renewable Energy has repowered a total of 300 wind turbines – representing the [Read More]

Wind Intelligence Firm MAKE Scooped Up By Verisk Analytics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

MAKE, a research and advisory business for renewable energy, has been acquired by Verisk Analytics, a Jersey City, N.J.-based data analytics provider. MAKE, which specializes in wind power intelligence, will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business focused [Read More]

United Wind Teams With Ag Consulting Firm For Distributed Wind Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Distributed wind company United Wind Inc. has announced a partnership with an accounting and consulting firm for the food and agriculture industry. Under the partnership, United Wind will analyze and customize WindLease solutions for selected clients across the U.S.

Sixteen Trends That Will Buoy U.S. Wind Power Into The 2020s

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Written by Tom Kiernan on May 22, 2017

The head of the American Wind Energy Association lays out a slew of industry, market and policy trends that will outlive the wind production tax credit after its phaseout.

Offshore Wind Investor LEGO Shatters 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Having supported the development of more than 160 MW of renewable energy since 2012, the LEGO Group has achieved its 100% renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule, the Danish toy manufacturing giant has announced. The company’s latest renewable [Read More]

Suzlon Highlights ‘Another Profitable Year’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Suzlon Group has announced its audited quarterly (Q4 FY17) and annual (FY17) results, showing an all-time-high commissioning for the company: In FY17, Suzlon installed 1,779 MW of wind capacity, taking its cumulative installations to over 11 GW in India and [Read More]

Vestas Goes With Portugal For Newest R&D Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Vestas is opening up a new engineering design center in Porto, Portugal, in order to strengthen the company’s research and development (R&D) capabilities. The new center will be responsible for developing core technology for Vestas’ product portfolio. The facility is [Read More]

U.S. Takes Hit In ‘Attractiveness’ Ranking For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The U.S. is no longer the most enticing renewable energy market for investors, according to EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). China and India have surpassed the U.S. at the top of the index, a bi-annual ranking of [Read More]