More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.

Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?

AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.

Getting A Grip On Grinding  Gearboxes: Why Such Events  Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.

How Wind Energy Can Meet EPA Clean Power Plan Requirements

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power is a cost-effective solution for complying with the environmental effort.

Operations and maintenance service provider UpWind Solutions says it has developed a cost-effective solution for increasing annual energy output. [Read More]

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says it will continue to provide assistance to tribal governments to accelerate renewable [Read More]

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Online Edition

March 2015 - Volume 12, Number 2

Spotlight: British Columbia

B.C. Wind Industry Seeks Clear Signal

A major new hydroelectric expansion project, known as Site C, could have a profound impact on British Columbia wind projects.

Industry At Large: Wind Farm Operations & Maintenance

Assessing Performance Upgrades: Free Does Not Always Mean Free

Wind farm owners and operators need to carefully examine so-called performance upgrades for optimal turbine performance.

Industry At Large: Forecasting

Inside The DOE’s Wind Forecasting Effort

Backstopped by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), several wind industry firms are working on a project aimed at reducing wind-forecasting uncertainties.

Industry At Large: Finance

The Hunt For Canada’s Next Great PPA

Despite a bit of a lull in current off-take agreements, Canadian power purchase agreements (PPAs) have become more lucrative than those offered in several U.S. jurisdictions.

Project Profile: Cape Scott Wind Farm

Cape Scott Exemplifies Community Engagement

Despite tough conditions, GDF SUEZ North America overcame the elements to energize the 99 MW wind farm.

Marketplace: Construction & Equipment

Are Service Providers Prepared For The Crunch?

Many wind developers are planning to break ground on new wind farm construction this year - and that could cause major headaches for construction and equipment firms.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015


The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed a claim brought by local opponents of wpd Canada's 10.25 MW Sumac Ridge wind farm. According to the ERT [Read More]

Mortenson Construction has been selected as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for EDF Renewable Energy's Slate Creek Wind Project. The Slate Creek Wind Project, located in [Read More]


Nordex has secured an order from STEAG New Energies GmbH for the installation of a 27 MW wind farm in France. Nordex will supply nine Generation Delta [Read More]

NextEra Energy Canada says the 102 MW Goshen Wind Energy Center project, located in the Ontario municipalities of Bluewater and South Huron, is operational. According to NextEra, [Read More]

Turbine maker Senvion will supply 18 wind turbines for the wpd offshore's Nordergrunde wind farm, located in Germany's North Sea. According to Senvion, the contract calls for [Read More]

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015