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Owens Corning To Shutter Maine Composites Factory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 11, 2017

Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 company that makes insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, including for the wind industry, is closing down its factory in Brunswick, Maine. According to a local report from the Portland Press Herald, 60 employees will be [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Cuts Ribbon On New Blade Factory In Tangier

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 11, 2017

Today, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory in Tangier, Morocco, during an event chaired by Moulay Hafid El Alamy, Morocco’s minister of industry, investment, trade and digital economy, and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens [Read More]

Researchers Study Huge Potential Of North Atlantic Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 11, 2017

New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science says offshore wind farms situated in the North Atlantic have the potential in the winter to provide sufficient energy to meet all of civilization’s current needs. Considering wind power is very seasonal, [Read More]

EPA Proposes Clean Power Plan Termination

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on October 10, 2017

The EPA claims the CPP was “premised on a novel and expansive view of agency authority that the Trump administration now proposes to determine is inconsistent with the Clean Air Act.”

TerraForm Power Stockholders OK Brookfield Agreement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 10, 2017

TerraForm Power Inc., one of SunEdison’s yieldcos, will officially complete its previously announced merger and sponsorship transaction with Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management on Monday, Oct. 16., following approval from the yieldco’s stockholders at a special meeting last week. As previously [Read More]

U.S. Helps Jamaica Look Into Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 10, 2017

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to the Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica (PCJ) to support the development of an offshore wind farm in the country. According to the USTDA, the feasibility study will evaluate the [Read More]

GE Kicks Off DRONEWEEK, Featuring Meikle Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 09, 2017

GE has kicked off its third annual DRONEWEEK, running Oct. 9-13 and featuring aerial footage of different energy infrastructure each day. Each day will feature the following episode: -Day one: “The Wind Network,” showcasing Pattern Energy’s Meikle Wind Farm, the [Read More]

GE, Microsoft Announce New Wind And Battery Storage Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 09, 2017

Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100% of the wind energy from GE’s new 37 MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. According to Microsoft, the agreement will help support Microsoft [Read More]

New Battery System To Help Store Wind Energy At Massachusetts School

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2017

On Thursday, executives with Vionx Energy and National Grid celebrated the completion and commissioning of Vionx’s 3 MWh storage unit at Holy Name Junior/Senior High School in Worcester, Mass. Designed for a lifetime of 20-plus years, the system will store [Read More]

Rebooting New Jersey Offshore Wind: What It Will Take

Mark Del Franco
Written by Mark Del Franco on October 05, 2017

As the likes of DONG Energy, US Wind and Deepwater Wind circle New Jersey determining state readiness, advocates say New Jersey can live up to its offshore wind potential.