Archive for wind-power

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]

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]

Two Worlds Collide: GE, Juhl Energy Building Hybrid Wind-Solar Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply equipment for what it says will be the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the U.S. The 4.6 MW, community-based project will be situated in Red Lake Falls, Minn. [Read More]

Boralex Closes Financing For Ontario Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

Boralex Inc. has closed C$33.4 million in financing for the 10 MW Port Ryerse wind farm, located on privately owned land in Ontario. Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable power facilities in Canada, France and the U.S. On Feb. 7, [Read More]