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Minnesota Announces Bipartisan Push Toward 50% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has announced a proposal that would boost Minnesota’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 25% by 2025 to 50% by 2030. According to an announcement from the office of Smith and Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota is [Read More]

Report: Competitive Auctions Playing Big Role In Countries’ Wind Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

In a changing policy environment, some mature markets for wind energy growth have plateaued, and others are experiencing or preparing for further expansion, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report examines the strengths and weaknesses of policies [Read More]

Pattern Brings B.C.’s Biggest Wind Farm To Life

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has completed its 184.6 MW Meikle Wind project in British Columbia. Increasing the province’s installed wind capacity by more than one-third, the wind project is British Columbia’s largest, according to the developer. The wind [Read More]

Nordex Secures U.S. Wind Order Via Safe-Harbor Transaction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

The Nordex Group has received an order to install 95 turbines in the 3 MW class for an undisclosed U.S. project. According to Nordex, the large-scale project represents the first follow-up order from a safe-harbor transaction agreed upon with a [Read More]

DOE Seeks Public Input On Maine Aqua Ventus I Offshore Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input regarding the environmental assessment (EA) the agency will conduct for the New England Aqua Ventus I project, an offshore wind demonstration to be built off the coast of Maine. According [Read More]

Gamesa Sees 77% Spike In Profit For 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Gamesa is reporting EUR 301 million in net profit for 2016 – representing a 77% year-on-year increase. The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer attributes the growth to higher sales and rising profitability. Specifically, the company concluded 2016 with a record order [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]

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]