Products & Technologies

Sentient Science Grabs Millions In Funding To Expand Wind Simulation Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 26, 2017

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Sentient Science has announced that Toronto-based growth equity firm Georgian Partners will fund $22.5 million in a Series B, growth-stage investment in the company, which currently monitors and provides life-extension actions for 20,000 wind turbines across 200 projects [Read More]

Vaisala, Federal Partners Reveal Extensive Wind Measurement Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 24, 2017

Vaisala and its project partners have completed what they say is the largest-ever wind measurement campaign, making available 18 months of meteorological data from over 200 devices in the U.S. Northwest. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Wind [Read More]

ABB Secures $30M Deal To Support U.K. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

To support the integration of offshore wind in the U.K., ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) for smoothing out voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent [Read More]

Airgenesis Finds Partner For Manufacturing Double-Rotor Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Airgenesis LLC, creator of a double-rotor wind turbine design, has formed a new partnership with M2Miling Investments Ltd. from Kingston, Ontario. Under the partnership, the two will manufacture and distribute the M2Y6Y 5 MW double-rotor wind turbine globally. According to [Read More]

GE’s LM Wind Power Cuts Ribbon On Newest Blade Factory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2017

Wind blade designer and manufacturer LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, has begun production at a new factory in Bergama, Turkey. The facility, which is located in the Bergama Organized Industrial Zone, is expected to manufacture and distribute [Read More]

Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Jack-Up Installation Vessel Preps For U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2017

Texas-based Zentech Inc. and Virginia-based Renewables Resources International (RRI) have announced their plans to build what they call the first Jones Act-compliant, four-legged, self-propelled, dynamically positioned level 2 (DP2) jack-up vessel based on a U.S.-built barge. Zentech plans to install [Read More]

Tour de France Champion LeMond Founds Carbon Fiber Company With Eye Toward Wind Blades

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based LeMond Composites has entered into an exclusive, 20-year licensing agreement with Deakin University in Australia to enhance the production of carbon fiber, which LeMond believes is a key component of the future of efficient energy use. Founded [Read More]

Vestas Introduces 4.2 MW Wind Platform In Three Variants

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2017

Vestas is rolling out a new 4.2 MW wind turbine platform in three variants: V150-4.0/4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW and V117-4.0/4.2 MW. First introduced in 2010 as the V112-3.0 MW, the company’s 3 MW platform – now in its fourth generation [Read More]

ABB Microgrid To Help Aruba Integrate More Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2017

In an effort to help the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba transition to renewable energy, ABB is providing an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the island. ABB says the microgrid will help WEB Aruba [Read More]

New York Offers Millions In Funding For Energy Storage Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that up to $6.3 million is now available for emerging energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in the state. [Read More]