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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]

Hexcel, Vestas Ink Long-Term Wind Blade Materials Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 16, 2017

Stamford, Conn.-based Hexcel Corp. has expanded its existing supply agreement with Vestas to provide composite materials for wind blades. Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, Hexcel will supply Vestas with advanced prepreg (glass fiber-reinforced resin systems) manufactured at Hexcel [Read More]

Dominion Energy Virginia Seeks 300 MW Of Wind, Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 16, 2017

Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking bids for approximately 300 MW of solar and onshore wind generation. The company, through its request for proposals (RFP), is soliciting bids for “energy, capacity and environmental attributes,” including renewable energy credits, for new solar [Read More]

Invenergy Claims $700M In Damages Over Polish Wind Contracts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 16, 2017

Invenergy LLC, along with other international companies forming the energy conglomerate, has submitted a letter to senior Polish government officials, including its president and prime minister, alleging unlawful and coordinated acts “tantamount to an expropriation” that have destroyed the financial [Read More]

Nordex Launches New AW3000 Platform With 140-Meter Rotor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2017

The Nordex Group has launched a new 140-meter rotor option for its AW3000 wind turbine platform, optimized for lower-wind conditions, such as those in India. According to Nordex, the AW140/3000 is an evolution of previous AW3000 wind turbine models. The [Read More]

Wind vs. Hydro: British Columbia Has A Vital Decision To Make

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Written by Jean-Francois Nolet on October 12, 2017

As the new government decides whether or not BC Hydro should continue building its multibillion-dollar Site C dam, a study shows new wind development is a cost-competitive alternative to the hydro project. 

E.ON Acquires Stake In Wind Start-Up b.ventus

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2017

E.ON has bought a stake in b.ventus, a German start-up offering a single-source solution for wind power generation for business customers. According to E.ON, the start-up’s centerpiece is a wind turbine with a hub height of 30 meters. It can [Read More]

AWEA Rolls Out ‘Time To Take Care’ Wind Safety Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has launched “Take Time to Take Care,” a new campaign focused on wind turbine technician safety. Like any career requiring physical exertion, the wind industry must take preventative measures to avoid soft-tissue damage of [Read More]