Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.

The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.

Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.

Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Moventas To Expand U.S. Footprint With New Minnesota Workshop

Moventas, a Finland-based wind gear manufacturer and service provider, has confirmed plans to set up a wind gearbox service [Read More]


Nordex SE has announced it will present a new 64.4-meter rotor blade at the WindEnergy Hamburg expo, which will [Read More]


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September 2014 - Volume 11, Number 9

Offshore

Can U.S. Offshore Clear Cost Reduction Hurdle?

Significant developments in the past year show the U.S. offshore market is poised for growth – if costs come down.


Spotlight: Iowa

Familiar Roadblocks Vex (Most) Iowa Developers

Concerns about the federal production tax credit and transmission availability prove that even leading wind industry states, such as Iowa, are susceptible to uncertainty.

Marketplace: Lubrication & Filtration

How Clean Are The Fluids In Your Turbine?

The quality of the oils in your gearbox can go a long way in determining reliability.

Marketplace: Lubrication & Filtration

Effective Strategies For Improved Gearbox Performance

Lubrication and filtration methods should keep gearboxes – and their owner-operators – breathing easily.

Project Profile: Carroll Area Wind Farm

A Community Wind Project Flies Below The Radar In Iowa

NJR Clean Energy Ventures’ Carroll Area Wind Farm, currently under construction, has progressed primarily because of its size.

Industry At Large: Environmental Policy

FWS Mulls Overhauling Eagle Permitting Rule

Although the FWS recently issued the first permit to legally allow a wind developer to take eagles, the agency is contemplating making substantial program modifications.

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Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Projects&Contracts

DTE Energy has announced that its long-delayed Echo Wind Park is officially online, helping the utility meet Michigan's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The 112 MW project was [Read More]


Berlin-based Younicos has designed and commissioned a 5 MW lithium-ion battery storage unit for WEMAG, a regional energy provider based in the northern German city of Schwerin. [Read More]


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The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has announced it is commissioning two buoys fitted with meteorological and oceanographic equipment in order to help [Read More]


In an effort to increase renewable generation, Roseville Electric, the municipal electric utility of Roseville, Calif., has signed a 10-year contract with Iberdrola Renewables. Roseville is seeking [Read More]


Duke Energy Renewable Services has signed a long-term agreement to service Pattern Energy Group's 283 MW Gulf Wind energy project, located in Armstrong, Texas. According to the [Read More]