Wind

  • JDR Cables has signed a contract to supply Germany's largest windfarm cluster. The Teesside company, which is a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, will provide more than 70 kilometres of aluminium core interarray cable, cable accessories and post-delivery offshore services for the Nordsee One off-shore windfarm.
  • The last regulatory hurdle for a long-delayed wind project in Rolette County was cleared Wednesday, greenlighting a 150-megawatt project for construction.
  • Elemental Energy Inc. ("Elemental") and its community partners, Watts Wind Energy Inc. and Katalyst Wind Inc., closed non-recourse construction and term debt financing for the 11.2 megawatt ("MW") Watts Wind II Limited Partnership portfolio of wind projects in Nova Scotia.
  • Councillors have gone against the advice of officials and unanimously rejected plans for a wind farm amid concern over the cumulative noise and visual impact.
  • The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today said that California is aggressively bringing renewable generation online to meet the goals of its Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program, which is one of the most ambitious in the country.
  • Xcel Reveals Winds of Change
    Aug 19, 2014 | Frank Prager

    Frank Prager, vice president of policy and strategy at Xcel Energy, writes about how a decade of growth in wind energy holds valuable lessons for the future of solar.

  • The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy.
  • A Vermilion County Board member wants to review the county's ordinance passed for wind farms several years ago.
  • On Aug. 26, 2011, the same day that Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned after widespread criticism of his handling of the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, the Diet passed legislation that created a new feed-in tariff system for renewable energy.
  • Hoosier Energy is buying 15 years of Illinois wind in a deal announced this week.
  • Officials in this small town are celebrating a rare retreat by the federal government.
  • A new state law affecting rooftop solar and small wind turbine users will be studied in September at a meeting organized by Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy.
  • Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has been awarded a contract for the delivery and installation of nine turbines from its N100/2500 series.
  • SET-listed construction company Demco aims to see its revenue rise significantly next year on construction of alternative energy projects for the private sector, targeting a 10% market share in solar farm projects once they begin next year.
  • Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL) (the "Company"), a leading provider of clean energy solutions and a leader in community wind power development, announced today that the Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of two operating wind farms in Iowa.
  • After mulling proposals from two firms specializing in acoustics, the county has decided to pay an estimated $10,500 to Acoustics By Design to help revise Huron County's wind ordinance as it relates to sound emitted from turbines.
  • Spanish turbine maker Gamesa said Wednesday it completed the construction of its first wind farm in Chile, a facility with 36 MW of installed generating capacity.
  • RWE Innogy UK has completed all 16 wind turbines at its Goole Fields Wind Farm and is now exporting green energy to the electricity grid.
  • With so many day-to-day concerns vying for attention, many farmers may not have the time to stop and research alternative ways to address their energy needs and rising utility costs. While having heard that renewable energies, such as solar or wind energy, are becoming increasingly popular, there does not seem to be a way for them to reap the benefits without a significant amount of capital available.
  • Vermont’s Mary Powell

    Aug 10, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Small energy companies are the labs of change, harbingers of the new ways of business soon to transform decades of business practice, according to Mary Powell, the chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. We sat down with her at a recent energy conclave in Boston.