Archive for renewable energy – Page 8

California Amusement Park Commits To 100% Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has announced that California’s Great America – a 100-acre amusement park in Santa Clara – will cover 100% of its electricity use with wind power through SVP’s Santa Clara Green Power program. Santa Clara Green Power [Read More]

Hawaii Celebrates Renewable Energy Milestones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 24, 2017

To mark Earth Day 2017, Hawaiian Electric is highlighting its progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. The company, including subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, provides power to 95% of residents on five of Hawaii’s [Read More]

SDG&E Plans Energy Storage To Boost California Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]

Svendborg Brakes Rolls Out New Yaw Brake Tool For Wind Maintenance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Svendborg Brakes, a supplier of yaw brakes to the global wind industry, has introduced a new yaw brake lifting and installation tool. According to the company, the new tool aims to improve worker safety and reduce the time taken to [Read More]

Wanted: U.S.-Israel Renewables, Energy Efficiency Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

BIRD Energy has announced its eighth funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. To be considered for this latest funding, a project proposal must include research and development (R&D) cooperation between [Read More]

PTC-Qualifying Wind Development Changes Hands In Wyoming

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alterra Power Corp. has acquired the Boswell Springs project, a 320 MW wind development portfolio in Albany County, Wyo. Alterra acquired the project from Boulder, Colo.-based Intermountain Wind LLC, along with certain partners and affiliates. Intermountain was [Read More]

City Of South Lake Tahoe Makes 100% Renewables Pledge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., has become the 26th city in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of mountain communities to officially commit to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe [Read More]

Despite End Of Tax Credits, EGP-NA Forges Ahead On Another Okla. Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Even though Oklahoma is ending its wind production tax credits in July, Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGP-NA), a subsidiary of Enel S.p.A., is still moving forward on a 300 MW project in the state. The company has kicked off [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Consulting Firms Announce Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

V-Bar LLC, a wind and solar engineering consultant based out of Golden, Colo., is merging with Chinook Wind LLC, an Everson, Wash.-headquartered renewable energy consulting firm. The new company, which is actively operating, is planning an official rebranding next quarter. [Read More]

AWEA, Clean Energy Groups Back Proposed FERC Changes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

A number of clean energy groups, including the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), are voicing their support for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests, as well as [Read More]