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Texas Governor Signs Tax Exemption Bill For Wind Near Military Airfields

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2017

State Sen. Donna Campbell, the sponsor of the legislation, claims that “encroaching wind farms” near military bases could “impede operations and create safety risks for pilots and related personnel.”

Rattlesnake Wind Project Begins Construction In Texas

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 09, 2017

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Goldwind Americas say that the 160 MW Rattlesnake Wind Project has received its notice to proceed on construction. The project was acquired by Goldwind from RES in May 2016. Rattlesnake Wind, located in McCulloch County, Texas, [Read More]

Bearkat Wind Construction Kicks Off On Texas Farmland

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

The initial phase of 197.6 MW of the Bearkat Wind Energy Project in Texas has reached financial close, received funding and begun construction, Dallas-based Tri Global Energy (TGE) has announced. Located on 30,000 leased acres of privately owned farm and [Read More]

The Home Depot Signs Up For Texas Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 31, 2017

The Home Depot has announced what it calls its first major investment in a wind project: The home improvement retailer has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Los Mirasoles Wind Farm in Texas. The project, owned and [Read More]

Akuo, GE Make Headway On 150 MW Texas Wind Facility

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 19, 2016

GE Renewable Energy and French independent power producer Akuo Energy have completed financing and kicked off construction of the 150 Rocksprings Wind Farm in Texas. Akuo Energy will purchase 53 2.3 MW GE turbines with 116-meter-diameter rotors and 16 1.72 [Read More]

E.ON’s 22nd U.S. Wind Farm Is Coming To Texas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

E.ON has announced that it will build the 228 MW Bruenning’s Breeze wind farm, to be situated in Willacy County, Texas. The project will feature 76 3 MW turbines provided by Nordex, as the manufacturer recently announced. Bruenning’s Breeze is [Read More]

Nordex Contracted For 228 MW Texas Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

E.ON has placed a new turbine order with the Nordex Group for a 228 MW wind project in Texas. Nordex will be installing 76 AW125/3000 turbines at the Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm. Nordex says the IEC-2b turbine, which has a [Read More]

Texas-Based Wind Component Manufacturer Inks Distribution Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

With close proximity to the largest wind farms and oil fields in Texas, Lighthouse Global Energy recently partnered with Heidenhain Corp. to become an official distributor of Heidenhain equipment components. Heidenhain Corp. is the North American subsidiary of Dr. Johannes [Read More]

California Materials Manufacturer Signs Up For Texas Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corp. has signed a wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy to offset 50% of the company’s U.S.-based greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. Under the agreement with Apex’s Perryton Wind – a 299.91 [Read More]

Two U.S. Grid Operators Set Wind Generation Records

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has broken a new wind power generation record: On Nov. 17, the grid operator achieved an instantaneous peak wind output of 14,122 MW, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The AWEA [Read More]