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Wind To The Rescue: Underfunded Oklahoma Schools Benefit From Project Revenue

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on June 01, 2017

Oklahoma has been facing significant cuts to its education budget in recent years, but property tax revenue from local wind farms has helped keep several public schools above water.

GE Signs 800 MW Wind Deal In Vietnam

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

GE Renewable Energy, global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power, and Vietnamese partner the Phu Cuong Group have formalized a $2 billion agreement to develop, build and operate the 800 MW Phu Cuong Wind Farm, located in the Soc [Read More]

California Moves A Step Closer To 100% Renewables Mandate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

The California State Senate has passed a bill that would transition the state to 100% renewable energy. In a 25-13 vote on Wednesday, the Senate passed S.B.100, which aims to both accelerate and expand the state’s current 50% by 2030 renewable [Read More]

Facility To Offer Wind Testing For Cold Climates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

The RISE Research lnstitutes of Sweden is establishing a test center in which the global wind industry will be able to test equipment for cold climate conditions. The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and RISE have agreed to collaborate [Read More]

Sandia Labs Exec Joins DOE’s Renewables, Energy-Efficiency Lab

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

Juan Torres has been tapped as associate laboratory director for energy systems integration at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is the DOE’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy-efficiency research and development. [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Inks First Full-Scope German Wind Contract

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

EnBW has tapped Siemens Gamesa for the installation of the 112 MW Albatros offshore wind farm, representing the newly merged company’s first full-scope project in Germany. Siemens Gamesa will supply 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and a [Read More]

Canadian Company Gets Nod From MHI Vestas For Offshore Wind ‘Floatel’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

Bridgemans Services Group (BSG), a privately owned Canadian company providing floating accommodations for industrial workforces, has entered an agreement with MHI Vestas to provide full-service “floatel” accommodations and CTV boat landing services for a Belgian offshore wind farm. Having recently [Read More]

Duke Energy Renewables Celebrates Opening Of Oklahoma Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017

More than 100 supporters attended a dedication ceremony yesterday for Duke Energy Renewables’ Frontier Wind Power Project, a 200 MW facility near Blackwell, Okla. The project, situated in Kay County, became operational in late December. City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., [Read More]

Wind Energy Fully Powers Third SC Johnson Site

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 31, 2017

Furthering the company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, SC Johnson, a manufacturer of household cleaning products, says its manufacturing site in Bay City, Mich., has begun operating on 100% wind energy, joining two other company-owned sites also powered by wind. [Read More]

Seacat Services Signs O&M Deal For 336 MW Galloper Wind Farm

Posted by Lauren Tyler on May 31, 2017

Seacat Services, an offshore energy support vessel operator, and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, a global offshore wind manufacturer and service provider, have signed a two-year charter deal to support early operations and maintenance (O&M) activity at the 336 MW Galloper [Read More]