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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]

EDF EN Acquiring Stake In Onshore Wind Company Futuren

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 15, 2017

EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) has reached a full and final agreement with the controlling shareholders of onshore wind company Futuren to purchase a 67.2% stake. The deal remains subject to the approval of the Bundeskartellamt, the German competition authority, [Read More]

MHI Vestas Kicks Manufacturing Of 8 MW Platform Into High Gear

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 15, 2017

In accordance with its V164 manufacturing plan, MHI Vestas is continuing to ramp up production for the 8 MW offshore wind turbine. According to the company, broad demand for the platform has resulted in a ramp-up of employment in Denmark [Read More]

Vaisala Delves Into 20 Million Hours Of Collected Wind Data

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 15, 2017

Vaisala, a provider of environmental and industrial measurements, says its Triton Wind Profiler will soon reach a major milestone of 20 million hours of collected wind data since the solution’s market introduction in 2008. In turn, the company is highlighting [Read More]

U.S. Lawmakers Band Together On Offshore Wind Incentive Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2017

In an effort to continue spurring offshore wind in the country, U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., along with Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin, D-2nd District, have reintroduced the Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act [Read More]

SkySpecs Drones Inspect 1,500 Wind Blades In One Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2017

SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of wind turbine inspections using drones, is touting a new company record for the number of turbine inspections within a 30-day period. According to an update from Danny Ellis, CEO and co-founder of the [Read More]

New Hampshire Town Makes 100% Renewables Pledge

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 11, 2017

The Town of Hanover, N.H., has voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at Tuesday’s town meeting sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 [Read More]

Nordex: First-Quarter Results ‘In Line’ With Expectations

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 11, 2017

The Nordex Group has reported sales and earnings that were in line with guidance during the first quarter ended March 31. Nordex reported a modest 2% sales increase to EUR 648.4 million compared with EUR 637 million in the first quarter [Read More]