Content Category: New & Noteworthy
Broadwind Eyes "Strategic Alternatives" For Wind Services Unit
by NAW Staff on Friday July 31 2015
In its quarterly earnings, Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy says it will begin to evaluate strategic alternatives for its service business, which provides “non-routine” drivetrain and [read more]
Renewable Energy Program Funds Project For Solar-Powered Drones
by NAW Staff on Friday July 31 2015
With a goal of creating a "solar soaring power management system" for unmanned aircraft, Fargo, N.D.-based Packet Digital LLC has been awarded a research and [read more]
Report: Increased Renewables Penetration On The Grid Is Technically, Economically Feasible
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 30 2015
A report published by the Materials Research Society (MRS) says that increasing the market share of variable renewable electric power generation in the U.S. from [read more]
Contributions From European Region Lift Nordex
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 30 2015
Primed by strong demand in the company's core European region, turbine maker Nordex posted a double-digit sales increase in the first half of this year. [read more]
Gamesa's Net Profit More Than Doubles
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 30 2015
Net profit more than doubled for turbine maker Gamesa for the first half of the year ended June 30. Gamesa says net profit reached EUR [read more]
Trade Association: Bad News, Good News For Germany
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 30 2015
Burdened by what has become a boom-and-bust market, onshore wind in Germany suffered in the first six months of this year, notes trade association VDMA [read more]
U.K. Court Invalidates Enercon Patent, But Is This The End Of The Story?
by Philip Totaro on Tuesday July 28 2015
A decision by the High Court of Justice in the U.K. has dealt a blow to turbine manufacturer Enercon concerning its patent related to power [read more]
Report: Wyoming Wind Could Ease California Reliability Concerns
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 28 2015
California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse-gas emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups [read more]
TransAlta Acquires Wind, Solar Assets
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 28 2015
TransAlta Corp., based in Calgary, Alberta, acquired 71 MW of renewable generation assets from an affiliate of Rockland Capital LLC for $75.8 million. According to [read more]
Block Island Wind Farm Completes First "Steel In The Water"
by NAW Staff on Monday July 27 2015
The Block Island Wind Farm has reached its "steel in the water" milestone, with the installation of the first wind farm foundation component. Deepwater Wind's [read more]
OPIC Provides Financing For African Wind Project
by NAW Staff on Monday July 27 2015
The Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC), the U.S. government's development finance institution, committed $233 million in debt financing to support the construction and operation of [read more]
NorthWestern Energy Buys BayWa's Beethoven Wind Project
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 23 2015
NorthWestern Energy has agreed to buy BayWa r.e. Wind's 80 MW Beethoven wind project for $143 million. According to NorthWestern, the purchase includes 43 turbines [read more]
AWEA: Second-Quarter Wind Installations Exceed 1.6 GW
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 23 2015
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) says more than 1.6 GW of newly installed capacity wind turbines came online during the second quarter, with more [read more]
Hawaii's Ige Opposes NextEra Merger With HEI
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 23 2015
Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, outlined the reasons why the state submitted testimony opposing Hawaiian Electric Industries' (HEI) merger with NextEra Energy Inc., as currently proposed. [read more]
Sen. Alexander Blasts Wind Industry
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 22 2015
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is none too pleased that the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve legislation to extend expired temporary tax provisions, including a [read more]
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