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Study: Wind Turbines Posing Significant Threat To Hoary Bat Species

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

A new study from Bat Conversation International claims that wind turbines may be threatening the survival of one of North America’s most widespread migratory bats, the hoary bat. According to the nonprofit group’s study, published in Biological Conservation, the hoary [Read More]

New Rugged DJI Drone Suited For Industrial Inspections, Including Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

China-based drone technology company DJI has introduced the new Matrice 200 drone series (M200), which the company has designed for enterprise solutions – e.g., aerial inspections for critical infrastructure, such as bridges and energy facilities, including wind turbines; construction-site mapping; [Read More]

Energy Storage Giant Completed In San Diego County

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

In partnership with AES Energy Storage, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has unveiled what the utility says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. Located in Escondido, Calif., the 30 MW facility is capable of storing up [Read More]

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]

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]