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Mark Del Franco

Focusing on all aspects of the wind industry, Mark Del Franco has served as editor of North American Windpower magazine since 2008. From the ongoing saga of the production tax credit to the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry to Ontario's feed-in tariff struggles, Del Franco has covered it all in U.S. and Canada.
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Rebooting New Jersey Offshore Wind: What It Will Take

As the likes of DONG Energy, US Wind and Deepwater Wind circle New Jersey determining state readiness, advocates say New Jersey can live up to its offshore wind potential.

Suddenly Southeast? Working To Unlock The Region’s Wind Barriers

Advocates are working to address the issues that have historically plagued the region, long dismissed for wind power development. 

Blattner Energy Celebrates 110 Years Of Ingenuity And Industry Milestones

Avon, Minn.-based renewable energy and premier power generation contractor Blattner Energy is celebrating its 110th anniversary marked with milestones and achievements. According to Blattner, several...

Beer Giant Signs VPPA With Enel Green Power

Anheuser-Busch has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to purchase the energy delivered to the grid and renewable electricity credits from a portion of...

Goldwind Works Partners With Casper College On Training Program

Chicago-based Goldwind Americas and Wyoming's Casper College are partnering to host the first two-week wind technician training course. Sponsored by Goldwind Works, the training...

DONG Energy Invades Canada, Signs Intent To Develop B.C. Offshore Wind Site

DONG Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a letter of intent (LOI) that gives DONG Energy the exclusive rights to negotiate a...

Raycap Upgrades Surge Protection Device

Raycap has upgraded Strikesorb, its flagship surge suppression device. According to Raycap, the enhancements upgrade the Strikesorb 30 to a Class I surge protective...

AXIS Insurance Taps Tom To Grow Renewables

Seeking to grow its renewable energy business unit, AXIS Insurance has named Christina Tom vice president and renewable energy underwriter. According to AXIS, she will...

Wind Companies Donate To Post-Harvey Recovery Efforts

Wind energy companies will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding as partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back initiative. Participating...
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Maryland Goes All In: PSC Decision Clears Path For US Wind, Deepwater’s Skipjack

The Maryland Public Service Commission reaffirms Gov. Larry Hogan's sentiment that the state is "open for business."
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Goldwind USA Continues To Click Off Milestones

With a noteworthy project win, as well as product announcements, the turbine maker has been on a roll of sorts lately.

How To View The Block Island Wind Farm

From the classic New England lighthouses to an unexpected cameo appearance by some fun-loving dolphins, the U.S.’ first offshore wind farm offers a plethora of surprises.

Siemens Turbine Fails At Sempra’s Auwahi Wind Complex

On Sunday, Oct. 2., components of a Siemens 3.0 MW direct-drive wind turbine inexplicably separated from the tower and fell to the ground at the 21 MW Auwahi Wind complex in Hawaii.

Serious Injuries Sustained At Ninnescah Wind Farm; OSHA Opens Inquiry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an inquiry after two construction workers recently sustained injuries in separate incidents at the same site in less than a week.

AWEA Fact-Checks Donald Trump’s Recent Wind Energy Comments

The American Wind Energy Association has responded to Donald Trump's recent remarks on wind, including claims about cost and danger to birds.

DONG Talks Up Bay State Wind In Advance Of State Legislation

European developer DONG Energy extols the benefits of offshore wind while Massachusetts - a state already well versed in the renewable energy technology - contemplates an energy bill.

EPC Provider Planning Big Splash In U.S. Wind Market

A dominant player in Canada, engineering, procurement and construction services provider Amec Foster Wheeler is expanding to the U.S. wind market.

Block Island Wind Farm Kicks Off 2016 Construction

With the initial tower sections that will eventually support five Haliade 6 MW offshore wind turbines serving as the backdrop, Deepwater Wind, GE, and political and labor leaders kicked off the project's 2016 construction season.

Attending WINDPOWER 2016? Expect Some Subtle Changes This Year

With federal policy squared away, the American Wind Energy Association says attendees should expect some new wrinkles at this year’s annual show.

Merger Mania? Contemplating A Siemens/Gamesa Marriage

A potential coupling of rival turbine suppliers is the latest in a spate of recent deals among original equipment manufacturers.

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