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U.S. Renewables Company sPower Sold To AES, AIMCo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – has been sold to AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo). sPower, which was capitalized by Fir Tree Partners in 2014, owns and [Read More]

BNEF’s Wind Turbine Rankings: 2016 Was ‘All About Mergers’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

With a clear lead, Vestas has reclaimed the top spot in another annual ranking of onshore global wind turbine manufacturers, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Following, respectively, were GE, Goldwind, Gamesa and Enercon. Likewise, FTI Consulting reported the same [Read More]

LM Wind Power Bringing New Blade Factory To Normandy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Denmark-headquartered LM Wind Power, a global manufacturer of wind turbine blades, is opening up a new factory in Normandy, France. The factory, dedicated to offshore wind power, will be built on a site developed by Ports Normands Associes (PNA), a [Read More]

RES Providing Storage System For NREL Wind Tech Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is deploying Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) RESolve energy storage system for a pilot project at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colo. Researchers from NREL will use 10-plus demonstrated [Read More]

From Nuclear To Renewables: Can New York Make The Change?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

As long as appropriate policies and transmission upgrades are established, New York can rely mostly on energy efficiency and wind and solar power to replace the Indian Point Energy Center, a new report says.

Most Oklahomans Support Wind Power, Oppose Wind Tax: Survey Says

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

According to recent surveys commissioned by American Wind Action (AWA), four in five “engaged citizens” in Oklahoma (those who voted in at least three of the last four general elections) have a “favorable” impression of wind, and more than half [Read More]

Acciona Continues Renewables Development With Mexican Government

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Acciona and the Federal Electricity Commission of Mexico (CFE) are continuing with their joint program to develop renewable generation projects in different areas of the country. The work is part of a memorandum of understanding they signed in October 2015. [Read More]

Vestas Reorganizes Business In Asia-Pacific

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

To build on its momentum in the Asia-Pacific (APC) region and align with its updated corporate strategy, Vestas is reorganizing its current sales business unit (SBU) in the region by splitting it into two. The two new SBUs will be [Read More]

Wind Tower, Gearbox Company Broadwind Announces First Profitable Year

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Citing significantly improved production at its Abilene, Texas, wind tower manufacturing facility, Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy Inc. has reported sales of $48.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Notably, this number is up 28% compared with $37.6 million in [Read More]

Xcel Energy Welcomes Board Member From Finance, Renewables Sectors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Daniel Yohannes, who has extensive experience working for the government and in finance and renewables, has been elected to Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy’s board of directors. Yohannes most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and [Read More]