Xcel Crowned Top U.S. Utility Provider Of Wind Energy For 10th Consecutive Year
For the 10th year in a row, Xcel Energy has been named the U.S.' No. 1 utility provider of wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association's recently released   [read more]
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:29:30 EDT
Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections
In December, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a draft report projecting that the nation would get about 16% of its electricity from renewables by 2040. However, Ken Bossong,   [read more]
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:15:19 EDT
Sony And Hydro-Quebec Form Energy Storage Joint Venture
Sony Corp. and utility Hydro-Quebec have announced plans to launch a joint venture in June to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. The new technology   [read more]
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:31:45 EDT
Finavera Closes 184 MW Wind Farm Sale To Pattern
Vancouver-based Finavera Wind Energy Inc. has completed the sale of a 184 MW wind project in British Columbia to Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group.   [read more]
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:26 EDT
Wind Capital Sells 150 MW Oklahoma Project To TradeWind
Irish renewables investment group NTR says that its U.S. wind company, Wind Capital Group LLC, has sold the 150 MW Osage wind project to Kansas-based TradeWind Energy Inc. Located in   [read more]
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
DOE Plans $4 Billion Loan Guarantee Solicitation For Cleantech Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce or sequester   [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:52:16 EDT
Minnesota Power Files For Permits To Build Canada-U.S. Transmission Line
Minnesota Power has applied to state and federal regulators for permits to build the 500 kV Great Northern Transmission Line from the Minnesota-Manitoba border to an electric substation on the   [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:35:50 EDT
Younicos Buys Assets Of Bankrupt Energy Storage Company Xtreme Power
Younicos Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berlin-based Younicos AG, has acquired Xtreme Power's assets with a winning bid in a Chapter 11 auction supervised by the U.S. District Bankruptcy   [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:16:59 EDT
Northstar Licenses Turbine Tower IP To Brazilian Company
U.S.-based Northstar Endeavors LLC, dba Northstar Wind, has granted Alphatec Nordeste the exclusive license to design, manufacture, construct and sell wind towers using Northstar's intellectual property (IP) in Brazil. Northstar   [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:03:23 EDT
North American Development Bank Helps Fund Ventika Wind Farms
The North American Development Bank (NADB) has begun disbursing loans totaling $140 million for the construction of two 126 MW Mexican wind farms. The wind projects, Ventika and Ventika II,   [read more]
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT