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Deepwater: ‘It’s Go Time’ For The Block Island Wind Farm

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 27, 2016

Deepwater Wind will soon embark on the final stage of construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, which remains on schedule to be completed this summer and commissioned this fall. Installation of the turbine towers, blades and nacelles is scheduled [Read More]

WindEurope: Challenges Still Linger For European Offshore Wind

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 27, 2016

According to an analysis by WindEurope, the European offshore wind industry drew in EUR 14 billion in new investments in the first six months of this year. Seven projects, financing a total of 3.7 GW of new capacity, reached final [Read More]

AWEA Q2 Report Finds Wind Investment Growing, Industry ‘Thriving’

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 27, 2016

Having emerged from several years of policy uncertainty, wind energy is now on track to grow from supplying around 5% of U.S. electricity today to 20% by 2030, says AWEA.

SunEdison’s TerraForm Opts For Poison Pill Rights Agreement

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 26, 2016

SunEdison, the bankrupt renewables company, has announced it is working with its two yieldcos, TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, to explore selling SunEdison’s controlling Class B shares in both companies. According to a press release, this initiative will be conducted [Read More]

Study Says Illinois Could Become No. 2 Wind State By 2050

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 25, 2016

Illinois’ 25 largest wind farms have supported 20,173 jobs during construction and will add $6.4 billion to local economies over their 25-year life spans, according to findings from a new study released by Illinois State University’s Center for Renewable Energy. The [Read More]

Target Announces First Wind Power Purchase: Stephens Ranch In Texas

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 22, 2016

Target says it has entered into an agreement with Starwood Energy Group to purchase a portion of power from the firm’s 211 MW Stephens Ranch Wind project near Lubbock, Texas. In a company announcement, the retail giant says the 40 [Read More]

Grant Funding Launched To Unlock U.K. Offshore Wind Potential

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 21, 2016

OrbisEnergy, an innovation and incubation center in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in the U.K., says it has launched the SCORE program, a grant funding opportunity totaling 6 million British pounds intended to help small and midsize businesses develop new technologies – particularly [Read More]

Positive Wind Industry Dynamics Overcoming Deflated Power Prices

With growing comfort from long-term capital providers, new off-takers and experienced developers, the wind industry is poised for further expansion despite any short-term challenges.

Following NYSERDA Request, Deepwater Wind’s Offshore Proposal Hits Snag

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 20, 2016

At the request of the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has postponed its board of trustees meeting that will consider Deepwater Wind’s proposed offshore wind farm. In a statement, LIPA [Read More]

Contemplating A Sale: Who Steps In To Scoop Up Adwen?

NAW Staff
Aaron Barr on Jul 19, 2016

Several original equipment manufacturers have emerged as potential suitors for the Areva-Gamesa offshore wind player.