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?

GE Blade Crashes At Mehoopany Wind Farm In Pennsylvania

The turbine manufacturer says the Nov. 2 incident is "isolated and unrelated" when compared to earlier blade issues.



U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has again stood up for U.S. wind power, having urged his colleagues in Congress [Read More]


Renewable energy is among the top emerging technologies being considered by data center owners to help address power and [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.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

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Projects&Contracts

juwi Wind Canada has announced the commissioning of four community-owned wind projects in Nova Scotia totaling 24 MW. The wind farms were developed, financed and constructed as [Read More]


EDF EN Canada and Energie du Granit Inc. have announced the commissioning of the 24.6 MW Le Granit community wind project in Quebec. EDF EN Canada, an [Read More]


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Vestas has received an order from Akuo Energy to supply V112-3.0 MW turbines for the Ogorje wind farm, located in Croatia. Vestas notes that the 42 MW [Read More]


Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP has announced an agreement to acquire a 488 MW multi-technology renewable energy portfolio in Brazil from Energisa S.A. The company says the [Read More]


Gamesa has won two new contracts totaling 112 MW in China: The first is with CGN Wind Energy, a subsidiary of China's General Nuclear Power Group, for [Read More]





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