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Siemens Wind Power Teams With Drone Inspections Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 28, 2017

Siemens is collaborating with unmanned inspections company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for both onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration, according to the companies, is to develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, [Read More]

Wipro Rolls Out HP-Powered Wind Project Manager

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 28, 2017

Leveraging the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Windpark Manager 4.0, Wipro Ltd. has announced a new Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution for managing wind projects. The solution manages wind turbines and associated IT infrastructure. HPE’s Windpark Manager 4.0 is based on [Read More]

Study: Wind Turbines Posing Significant Threat To Hoary Bat Species

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

A new study from Bat Conversation International claims that wind turbines may be threatening the survival of one of North America’s most widespread migratory bats, the hoary bat. According to the nonprofit group’s study, published in Biological Conservation, the hoary [Read More]

New Rugged DJI Drone Suited For Industrial Inspections, Including Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

China-based drone technology company DJI has introduced the new Matrice 200 drone series (M200), which the company has designed for enterprise solutions – e.g., aerial inspections for critical infrastructure, such as bridges and energy facilities, including wind turbines; construction-site mapping; [Read More]

Minnesota Announces Bipartisan Push Toward 50% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has announced a proposal that would boost Minnesota’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 25% by 2025 to 50% by 2030. According to an announcement from the office of Smith and Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota is [Read More]

Report: Competitive Auctions Playing Big Role In Countries’ Wind Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

In a changing policy environment, some mature markets for wind energy growth have plateaued, and others are experiencing or preparing for further expansion, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report examines the strengths and weaknesses of policies [Read More]

DOE Seeks Public Input On Maine Aqua Ventus I Offshore Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input regarding the environmental assessment (EA) the agency will conduct for the New England Aqua Ventus I project, an offshore wind demonstration to be built off the coast of Maine. According [Read More]

Gamesa Sees 77% Spike In Profit For 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Gamesa is reporting EUR 301 million in net profit for 2016 – representing a 77% year-on-year increase. The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer attributes the growth to higher sales and rising profitability. Specifically, the company concluded 2016 with a record order [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Company sPower Sold To AES, AIMCo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – has been sold to AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo). sPower, which was capitalized by Fir Tree Partners in 2014, owns and [Read More]

BNEF’s Wind Turbine Rankings: 2016 Was ‘All About Mergers’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

With a clear lead, Vestas has reclaimed the top spot in another annual ranking of onshore global wind turbine manufacturers, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Following, respectively, were GE, Goldwind, Gamesa and Enercon. Likewise, FTI Consulting reported the same [Read More]