New & Noteworthy – Page 8

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]

Hefty U.S. Wind Portfolio Scooped Up By Global Investor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2017

London-headquartered Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a global investment manager specializing in low-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets, has acquired Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado-based developer and operator of U.S. wind projects. According to Quinbrook, Scout is developing a 1.6 GW pipeline [Read More]

Carbon-Cutting DTE Energy To Bring In ‘Substantially More’ Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 17, 2017

As part of a new plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050, Detroit-based DTE Energy will incorporate “substantially more” renewable energy. The energy company says it will also transition its 24/7 power sources from coal [Read More]

Energy Groups To Perry: Diverse Energy Sources Do Enhance Grid Reliability

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), along with the Solar Energy Industries Association, Advanced Energy Economy and the American Council on Renewable Energy, has submitted materials to Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to inform the [Read More]

WoWE Becomes ‘Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

In order to reflect its expansion of programs beyond wind power, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) is now Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), pronounced “rise.” Founded in 2005, the group promotes the education, professional development and advancement [Read More]

Global Wind Market Trends Shaken Up By China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

Due to a decrease in activity in China, the number of new wind installations was down compared with 2015. In addition, Vestas took back the No. 1 turbine supplier spot from Goldwind.

Joint Industry Project To Improve Site Assessment Of Offshore Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

DNV GL is inviting stakeholders to a joint industry project (JIP) aimed at improving the collection and assessment of data at offshore wind farms. With a goal of increasing the efficiency of collecting data on site conditions, the new JIP [Read More]