Slow Turning: What's Stopping Individual Blade Pitch Control From Wider Acceptance?
In recent years, there has been a slow movement toward shifting from collective pitch control (adjusting the blade angles on all three blades equally at the same time) to individual   [read more]
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:16:55 EST
Suncor's Cedar Point Wind Project Clears ERT Hearing
The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed a claim against Suncor Energy's Cedar Point Wind Project, planned for Lambton County, Ontario. The 100 MW wind project, powered by 46 wind   [read more]
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Addresses Energy-Water Nexus
In what could be an opportunity for wind power, the U.S. and China have agreed to extend their partnership on the energy-water nexus. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will   [read more]
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
SunEdison Buys Energy Storage Firm, Complementary To Renewable Technologies
Fresh off its acquisition of First Wind, SunEdison has purchased the assets and project pipeline of Philadelphia-based Solar Grid Storage. The deal is effective immediately. A purchase price was not   [read more]
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
Pennsylvania House Bill Could Expand Wind Energy
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed H.B.188, legislation that promotes the expanded use of wind power. The bill may now be considered by the state Senate. H.B.188 -   [read more]
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
New York Seeks To Overhaul Energy Market
New York is seeking to redefine the roles of electric utilities and change the regulatory framework to facilitate much larger use of distributed energy resources - such as energy efficiency,   [read more]
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
Mercom Charts The Top Global Wind Deals Of 2014
Last year, total global funding into the wind sector reached $31.7 billion, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group. This includes venture capital (VC) funding, public market financings, debt   [read more]
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
Pennsylvania's Wolf Proposes Big Renewables Investment
Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pa., proposed big investments in clean energy, such as wind and solar, in his 2015-2016 state budget proposal. Wolf's budget proposal - which allocates $225 million for   [read more]
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
RES' Keechi Wind Project Begins Operations
Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) reports that its 110 MW Keechi Wind Project, located in Jack County, Texas, is producing power. According to RES Americas, project construction began in   [read more]
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
H.B.1554 Sails Through Oklahoma State House; Full Senate To Decide
Oklahoma's House of Representatives unanimously voted to approve legislation that would limit tax incentives to wind developers. On March 2, the House voted 89-0 in favor of H.B.1554. The bill,   [read more]
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST