Content Category: New & Noteworthy
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]
Midyear Report: 70% Of New U.S. Generating Capacity Is From Renewables
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 22 2015
Renewable energy sources accounted for nearly 70% of new electrical generation placed into service in the U.S. during the first six months of this year, [read more]
Pattern Energy Continues Wheeling And Dealing
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 22 2015
Pattern Energy Group intends to offer up to $125 million in shares of its Class A common stock to help cover the cost of the [read more]
Report: Wind Could Generate More Than 40% Of Iowa's Electricity
by NAW Staff on Monday July 20 2015
Although Iowa already generates more than 28% of its electricity from wind, data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that wind could supply [read more]
MAKE: O&M Revenue Will Exceed $19 Billion By 2024
by NAW Staff on Friday July 17 2015
Revenue in the wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) sector will exceed $19 billion by 2024, according to a new report from MAKE Consulting. According [read more]
Board Of Supervisors Ban Utility-Scale Wind Turbines In Los Angeles County
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 16 2015
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich to ban utility-scale wind turbines in the unincorporated areas [read more]
Vaisala: U.S. Wind Speeds To Remain Below Normal This Year
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 15 2015
U.S. wind energy performance is expected to remain below normal in most regions into the final quarter, reports Vaisala. This is due to a persistent [read more]
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