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More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The heated debate between developers and tax equity investors about the appropriate level of tax equity returns flared up at the recent Infocast...

The Year Of The Yieldco: How Last Year’s Top Finance Trend Impacts The U.S....

The calendar year 2014 saw a number of important developments in the U.S. wind industry - possibly some of the most important developments...

IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

On Jan. 13, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-4, which specifies the performance and quality standards that small wind turbines must...

What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Politics, like comedy, is a matter of timing. The change of control from the Democrats to the Republicans in the U.S. Senate and...

Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England’s REC Market?

The U.S.' first commercial forays into offshore wind could soon dot the horizon off New England's Atlantic Coast. Two projects totaling nearly 500...

How To Mitigate Blade Issues And Costly Downtime

For as long as wind turbines have been spinning, the phenomenon of blade failure and breakage has posed a consistent technological challenge for...

Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year’s End

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said last week he intends to push for legislation that would extend the wind energy production tax...

Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

Research shows that after a few years of slow growth, the pace of wind technology innovation is about to pick up again. The...

Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

With the recent federal prosecution of Duke Renewable Energy for killing 163 birds, including 14 golden eagles, there is renewed interest in just...

Six Takeaways From The IRS’ Start Of Construction Guidance: What You Need To Know

On Aug. 20, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) held a webinar to discuss IRS Notice 2014-46 that clarified the rules for wind...