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TPI Composites Lands New Wind Blade Deal With Vestas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 28, 2017

TPI Composites Inc., an independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas to provide blades from two manufacturing lines (with an option to add more lines) for the V136 wind turbine for markets in [Read More]

U.S. Senators Propose 100% Clean Energy By 2050

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 28, 2017

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with U.S. Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have proposed landmark climate change legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100% clean energy. The “100 by ’50 [Read More]

Avangrid Signs Major Corporate Off-Taker For Montague Wind In Oregon

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on April 27, 2017

Avangrid Renewables plans to break ground on the first phase of the 404 MW Montague Wind Farm in Oregon this fall, with Apple signing on as a corporate buyer.

Duke Energy To Invest Big In Clean Energy As Part Of Emissions-Reduction Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 27, 2017

Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy has established an aggressive goal to reduce carbon emissions 40% from 2005 levels by 2030, as well as invest $11 billion in renewables and natural gas, according to the company’s 2016 sustainability report. Today, 38% of [Read More]

United Wind Brings Distributed Wind Energy To Farmers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 27, 2017

Distributed wind company United Wind Inc. has announced a new agreement with Farmer’s Business Network Inc. (FBN), an independent farmer-to-farmer network that spans over 13 million acres of member farms. United Wind is now offering its WindLease through FBN’s farmer-direct [Read More]

PG&E Seeks Developers For Regional Renewable Choice Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 27, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has issued a call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. PG&E says its Regional Renewable Choice program will expand renewable energy [Read More]

Pattern Petitions Mississippi Regulators For Southern Cross Transmission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Pattern Development has filed a siting certificate with the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) for the Southern Cross Transmission project, which would bring Texas wind to the Southeast U.S. The project is an approximately 500 kV, high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission [Read More]

Calif. State Senator De Leon To Keynote WINDPOWER

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Renewable energy advocate Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon will be keynoting the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017, taking place in Anaheim, Calif., next month. According to AWEA, the Democratic senator is the California senate’s “most powerful [Read More]

Suzlon Touts 42% Plant Load Factor For New 2.1 MW Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Suzlon’s S111 120-meter 2.1 MW wind turbine has achieved an approximately 42% plant load factor in its first 12 months of operation at the Jamanwada site in the Kutch district of Gujarat, India. The prototype was commissioned in March. According [Read More]

Gurit To Acquire Montreal-Based PH Windsolutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Montreal-based PH Windsolutions, a provider of wind blade mould automation systems, is being acquired by Gurit Holding AG. The transaction comprises the PH Windsolutions business, including its staff, operating assets and product IP, in the form of an asset deal, [Read More]