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Scottish Renewables Consultancy Sets Up Shop In Alberta

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Green Cat Renewables (GCR), a renewable energy consultancy with bases in Scotland, is expanding into North America by launching an office in Calgary, Alberta. Starting next month, Green Cat Renewables Canada Corp. will provide development support and consultancy services for [Read More]

Suzlon’s U.S. Wind Hub Takes Home AWEA Safety Award

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. (SWECO), the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of India-based Suzlon Group, has received the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) gold-level Health and Safety Achievement Award 2017 for an operations and maintenance service provider. According to Suzlon, this [Read More]

Sold! Brookfield To Acquire Bankrupt SunEdison’s TerraForm Yieldcos

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

It appears TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power, yieldcos of bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison, will finally be able to come out from underneath the shadow of their troubled parent company. Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to fully acquire TerraForm Global, [Read More]

Cheers To That: U.S. ‘Advanced Energy’ Revenue Double That Of Beer Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

According to newly released data from Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the “advanced energy” industry was a $200 billion industry in the U.S. and a whopping $1.4 trillion industry globally as of the end of 2016. AEE defines “advanced energy” as [Read More]

Finnish Financial Company Plans North American Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Taaleri, a financial services company based out of Finland, is setting its sights on the North American renewable energy market. Overall, Taaleri plans to make investments in wind and solar projects in North America, as well as Europe, India and [Read More]

With Five States In ’20 Percent And Up’ Club, Wind Thrives In Rural U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Seeing as 99% of U.S. wind turbines are situated in rural areas, wind energy’s steady growth has been accompanied by a surge of investment in rural America, says the American Wind Energy Association.

Study: More Local Benefits Equal More Support For Canadian Wind Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The more a community is involved in wind energy planning, including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines, the more likely the development will gain local support, according to a new study from London, Ontario-based Western University. The study, conducted by [Read More]

Wind Technician Training Grows At New Mexico College

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

GE affiliate Granite Services International Inc. has expanded its wind technician training programs at Mesalands Community College’s North American Wind Research and Training Center in Tucumcari, N.M. Granite, which uses the facility to conduct new-hire training and summer intern training, [Read More]

The Wind Coalition Speaks Out On Recent Anti-Wind Op-Eds

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

The Wind Coalition is speaking out on what it calls “misleading op-eds” from groups lobbying against wind power in Oklahoma. Jeffrey Clark, president of The Wind Coalition, says in a response from the group, “Over the years, groups lobbying against wind energy [Read More]

Report Examines Small, Medium Wind Turbine Market Over Next Decade

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

A new Navigant Research report analyzing the global market for small and medium wind turbines (SMWTs) estimates that the installed capacity of this market could grow from 176.4 MW in 2017 to 446.0 MW in 2026. The report, examining the [Read More]