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Northern Power Systems To Focus On Distributed Energy, Utility-Scale Wind

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 24, 2016

Northern Power Systems Corp., a next-generation renewable energy technology company headquartered in Vermont, has announced that it will now dedicate the company’s focus to distributed energy solutions, including the design, manufacture and sale of distributed wind turbines and integrated microgrid [Read More]

AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2016 Kicks Off With Election Of New Board Leaders

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 23, 2016

Thousands of wind power stakeholders are arriving in New Orleans this week for the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) annual WINDPOWER 2016 conference and exhibition, taking place over the next four days. WINDPOWER 2016 began this morning with the election [Read More]

U.S. Senator Urges Opposition To Proposed Tenn. Wind Farm

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 20, 2016

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is conveying his opposition of Apex Clean Energy’s 71 MW proposed wind farm in Cumberland County, Tenn., asserting that the project “would spoil [Tennessee’s] mountain beauty” with “23, 45-story wind turbines.” The wind farm – [Read More]

DONG Obtains 1 GW N.J. Offshore Wind Lease Area

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NAW Staff on May 20, 2016

DONG Energy has acquired a 160,480-acre offshore wind lease area, located approximately 10 nautical miles offshore New Jersey, from RES Americas Developments Inc. RES Americas bought the lease area during the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) offshore wind [Read More]

Navigant Research: Goldwind Replaces Vestas As No. 1 Turbine Supplier

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NAW Staff on May 19, 2016

A new report from Navigant Research, which examines changes that occurred in the wind energy sector during 2015, offers forecasts for 2016-2020, and provides an outlook through 2025, found that 2015 marked another record-breaking year for the wind industry, with [Read More]

Gamesa Closes Its Investment In NEM Solutions

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NAW Staff on May 19, 2016

Gamesa has closed the purchase of a 50% shareholding in technology player NEM Solutions from rail company CAF and Basque technology corporation Tecnalia, having received approval for the transaction from the anti-trust authorities. The transaction makes Gamesa one of the [Read More]

Market Forces Largely Driving Lone Star State’s Transition To Cleaner Grid

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 18, 2016

Natural gas and renewable energy are capable of providing all new electric power that Texas will need in the foreseeable future, according to the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC), which cites a report from The Brattle Group. The report, “Exploring [Read More]

Dow Increases Clean Energy Targets Aligned To 2025 Sustainability Goals

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NAW Staff on May 17, 2016

The Dow Chemical Co. says it has partnered with NRG Energy Inc. and NRG Yield Inc. to accelerate the development of cost-effective clean energy alternatives and to reduce carbon emissions by increasing its clean energy target from 400 MW to [Read More]

HGC Engineering Gains International Accreditation For Noise Testing Of Turbines

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NAW Staff on May 17, 2016

HGC Engineering says its wind energy division has been awarded full ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation to conduct measurements of wind turbine noise emissions to the exacting methods set out in IEC-61400-11. This international accreditation means that HGC Engineering has demonstrated that [Read More]

Xcel Project Could Bring 600 MW Of New Wind Power To Colorado

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 16, 2016

Xcel Energy has filed a proposal with the Colorado PUC to build, own and operate the Rush Creek Wind Project, which includes 600 MW of new wind.