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WindShare Uses Crowdfunding To Finance Community Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

A new start-up, WindShare LLC, is offering a crowdfunding method for consumers to support the development of community wind projects. Through WindShare, investors can provide capital to wind developers, which then use the funds to secure land leases and build [Read More]

Washington City Operations To Be Powered Entirely By Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

The City of Mercer Island, Wash., has announced a commitment to run exclusively on wind power starting in 2019. Mercer Island plans to buy 20 years of wind power to replace its current mix of electricity for its city operations. Currently, [Read More]

SDG&E Plans Energy Storage To Boost California Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]

GE And LM Wind Power Complete $1.65B Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

GE has completed its $1.65 billion acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades for the wind energy industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the U.S., China and [Read More]

New Danish Alliance Seeks U.S. Offshore Wind Partnerships

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Forming a Danish offshore wind alliance looking to team up with American companies, Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, LICengineering and Semco Maritime have joined forces with The Trade Council of Denmark’s Wind Energy Advisory. The new alliance, focusing on the [Read More]

Senvion Launches 2.XM Wind Turbine Platform In India

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion is launching four new products for the Indian market. Senvion’s four product variants include the 2.4M110, 2.4M114, 2.3M120 and 2.3M124 wind turbines, which have rotor diameters of 110-124 meters and power ratings of 2.3-2.4 MW. [Read More]

Svendborg Brakes Rolls Out New Yaw Brake Tool For Wind Maintenance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Svendborg Brakes, a supplier of yaw brakes to the global wind industry, has introduced a new yaw brake lifting and installation tool. According to the company, the new tool aims to improve worker safety and reduce the time taken to [Read More]

Wanted: U.S.-Israel Renewables, Energy Efficiency Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

BIRD Energy has announced its eighth funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. To be considered for this latest funding, a project proposal must include research and development (R&D) cooperation between [Read More]

U.S. Wind Power Now Supports More Than 100,000 Jobs In All 50 States

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Having installed more than 8 GW of new wind power for a second straight year, the U.S. industry now supports a record-high 102,500 jobs.

City Of South Lake Tahoe Makes 100% Renewables Pledge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., has become the 26th city in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of mountain communities to officially commit to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe [Read More]