Archive for renewable energy

Curacao Now 30 Percent Powered By Wind Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2017

Now fully operational, the wind farm comprises five wind turbines with an installed capacity of 17.25 MW. It is an extension of existing wind farms Tera Kora I and Playa Kanoa.

National Lab: The Lifesaving Benefits Of Wind And Solar In The U.S.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 22, 2017

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have announced a new study focused on the benefits of U.S. solar and wind energy in reducing air pollution emissions and avoiding premature mortalities. Relying on a well-vetted set of methods, the study – [Read More]

Massachusetts Ski Resort Celebrates A Decade Of Wind Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2017

Jiminy Peak, which is powered entirely by renewables, houses a 1.5 MW wind turbine, 2.3 MW solar field and 75 kWh cogeneration unit. Now, it’s getting down to the “granular level” in its continuous conservation efforts.

E.ON Debuts Anti-Corrosion Tech For Offshore Wind Foundations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 21, 2017

E.ON is now protecting all 60 steel foundations of the Arkona offshore wind park in the German Baltic Sea with a special anti-corrosion coating. E.ON says it is the first company to completely assemble the monopiles of an offshore wind [Read More]

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Scores Deal With Northland

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 21, 2017

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received an order for 31 V164-8.0 MW turbines for Northland Power Inc.’s Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) project. The 252 MW DeBu offshore wind farm, Northland’s third offshore wind project, is located 77 kilometers from its other [Read More]

U.S. Government Agency Supports Zambia Wind Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 21, 2017

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant supporting a feasibility study for a 130 MW wind power project in Zambia. The grantee is Access Zambia Wind One Ltd., a wind developer and subsidiary of Access Power, [Read More]

U.K. Firm Expands To U.S. In Support Of Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 21, 2017

Cathie Associates, a U.K.-based offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, has officially commenced operations in the U.S. at its new Boston hub. The move, part of the company’s drive for international expansion, will enable it to better serve the U.S. [Read More]

DOE Lab’s Night Vision Tech Enables Bird, Bat Tracking For Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is working on night vision technology that could help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Dubbed ThermalTracker, the software would automatically categorize birds and bats in a thermal [Read More]

Coming In September: National Clean Energy Week

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2017

Several renewable energy advocacy organizations have announced the first annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place Sept. 25-29. Participating groups include the Citizens For Responsible Energy Solutions Forum, the American Council on Renewable Energy, Advanced Energy Economy, [Read More]

DONG Energy Plans O&M Base For Giant Borssele 1&2 Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2017

DONG Energy and Zeeland Seaports have signed a letter of intent for developing an operations and maintenance (O&M) base in Vlissingen Buitenhaven, the Netherlands, for the Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm. The two have agreed to further develop a specific [Read More]