More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.

Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?

AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.

Getting A Grip On Grinding  Gearboxes: Why Such Events  Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.

How Wind Energy Can Meet EPA Clean Power Plan Requirements

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power is a cost-effective solution for complying with the environmental effort.

Operations and maintenance service provider UpWind Solutions says it has developed a cost-effective solution for increasing annual energy output. [Read More]

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says it will continue to provide assistance to tribal governments to accelerate renewable [Read More]


Online Edition

February 2015 - Volume 12, Number 1

Offshore Wind

Cape Wind Dealt ‘Near Fatal’ Blow; Future Uncertain

National Grid and NSTAR have terminated contracts to purchase 77.5% of the planned project’s output.

Spotlight: Mexico

Mexico Wind Has Bright Horizons,Thanks To Energy Reform

Fueled by a commitment to sources such as wind and solar, the country stands ready to fulfill its renewable energy potential.

Marketplace: Safety Equipment

Safety Comes First With Powered-Access Platforms

Powered-access systems provide some relief for technicians working uptower and ensure maximum productivity.

Industry At Large: Environmental Compliance

What You Can Take From Recent MBTA Plea Deals

The recently settled cases from Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) violations contain valuable lessons for wind developers going forward.

Industry At Large: Hybrid Energy

What The Islands Can Teach Us About Hybrid Energy

Adopting hybrid systems, like those found in the Caribbean islands, can enable increased renewable penetration levels while increasing grid resiliency.

Project Profile: Santo Domingo Wind Farm

EDF’s Mexico Subsidiary Completes Third Project

The company’s EDF EN Mexico unit completed the 160 MW Santo Domingo wind farm in April 2014.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015


The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed a claim brought by local opponents of wpd Canada's 10.25 MW Sumac Ridge wind farm. According to the ERT [Read More]

Mortenson Construction has been selected as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for EDF Renewable Energy's Slate Creek Wind Project. The Slate Creek Wind Project, located in [Read More]


Nordex has secured an order from STEAG New Energies GmbH for the installation of a 27 MW wind farm in France. Nordex will supply nine Generation Delta [Read More]

NextEra Energy Canada says the 102 MW Goshen Wind Energy Center project, located in the Ontario municipalities of Bluewater and South Huron, is operational. According to NextEra, [Read More]

Turbine maker Senvion will supply 18 wind turbines for the wpd offshore's Nordergrunde wind farm, located in Germany's North Sea. According to Senvion, the contract calls for [Read More]

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015