Wind Energy Dominates New U.S. Power In October

Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows that wind power accounted for over two-thirds of the country's new electricity generating capacity in last month.

Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?

A recent report from Fitch Ratings suggests that wind farms underperform due to an overestimation of wind resources, but AWS Truepower says the analysis misses the mark.

SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal

Global solar company SunEdison and its yeildco have announced an agreement to buy the Boston-based developer, a major player in the U.S. wind industry.

U.S., China Reach Ambitious Climate Change Accord

The agreement between the global superpowers leans heavily on the deployment of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.

What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Both chambers of Congress are now under Republican control for the first time since 2006. How will wind energy fare?



A new national poll finds that wide majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents support U.S. wind energy and back [Read More]


A study conducted by Minnesota public utilities in cooperation with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator says Minnesota's power system [Read More]

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November 2014 - Volume 11, Number 11

Remote Sensing

Using LIDAR To Turbocharge Power Production

Many are finding that the remote sensing tool has applications beyond pre-construction wind measurement.


Marketplace: Towers

Are U.S. Tower Makers Ready For 2015?

Suppliers need to reassess quality control methods for next year‘s expected spike in volume.

Industry At Large: Design Specifications

Are Today’s Fasteners Using Yesterday’s Procedures?

The author contends that North American turbine manufacturers need to take a closer look into newer and more reliable fastener technologies.

Industry At Large: Wind Farm Reliability

How Turbine Controls Impact Wake Behavior

Using Doppler radar wind maps, researchers better understand how subtle changes in turbine operation have a big impact on turbine wakes.

Project Profile: Granite Reliable Wind Farm

New Hampshire Project Is True To Its Name

The site of Brookfield Renewable Energy’s Granite Reliable Wind Farm featured challenging geologic conditions.

Spotlight: New Hampshire

Developers Grapple With State’s Rock-Like Resistance To Wind

New Hampshire has yet to fully embrace wind energy, and some potential developers are frustrated.

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Projects&Contracts

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has unanimously approved an order granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate the Illinois portion of the [Read More]


Vestas has received an order for 15 V112-3.3 MW turbines for the 49.5 MW Larimar wind power plant in Enriquillo, Dominican Republic. This is the second order [Read More]


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NextEra Energy Canada has announced commercial operation of the 149 MW Jericho Wind Energy Centre in Ontario. NextEra says more than C$6.3 million was invested in local [Read More]


Gamesa has signed an agreement with wind farm developer and operator Exus Management Partners for the turnkey construction of a 50 MW facility in Portugal. Under the [Read More]


Nordex has secured a contract for the delivery of 43 N100/2500 turbines at the 107 MW Thunder Spirit wind farm, located in Adams County, N.D. The deal [Read More]





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