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The Song Remains The Same:  AWEA Says Stable Policy Can  Protect U.S. Wind Investment

Although the U.S. wind industry added more than four times the amount of wind in 2014 compared with 2013, predictable policy is needed to sustain its long-term success.

High Net-Worth Investors Claim 'All Of The Above' On Energy, Renewable And Otherwise

According to a recent Morgan Stanley poll, high-dollar investors favor investment in renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar.

U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year,  Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.

IRS Specifies Performance,  Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.

Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record  For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.



SunEdison and TerraForm Power Inc. have completed their acquisition of Boston-based wind developer First Wind Holdings LLC. In the [Read More]


Renewable energy sources cumulatively provided more new electric generating capacity in 2014 than did natural gas, according to Ken [Read More]

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January 2015 - Volume 11, Number 13

Federal Policy

Congress Hands U.S. Wind Industry ‘Worthless’ Bill

Legislators approved a bill retroactively extending the production tax credit – but passage may have been too little, too late.


Industry At Large: Turbine Technology

Meet The Wind Turbines That ‘Fight Above Their Weight Class’

Thanks to technology advances, so-called Class III wind turbines have become the wind industry’s new workhorse.

Spotlight: Oklahoma

Fossil-Fuel-Rich Oklahoma Digs Into Wind Energy

With its abundant wind resources and business-friendly climate, the oil and gas giant ranks among the leaders for wind generation and installed capacity.

Industry At Large: Environmental Policy

Will Recent Groundwater Law Impact California Development?

Motivated by severe drought conditions, the state passed legislation putting stringent requirements on energy projects that rely on water.

Marketplace: Tools

Tips For Tool-Based Maintenance And Calibration Programs

A proactive approach to preventive maintenance and calibration has been proven to increase productivity and safety while reducing overall expenses.

Project Profile: Origin Wind Farm

Enel Completes Origin, Quietly Builds Powerhouse

Enel Green Power’s North American subsidiary recently finished the 150 MW wind farm – its third operating wind project in the state.

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Projects&Contracts

Vestas has signed a 10-year extension agreement to service Puget Sound Energy's Whiskey Ridge, Wild Horse and Hopkins Ridge wind projects. Located in central Washington, the wind [Read More]


ACCIONA Windpower will supply 39 AW3000 wind turbines to RIO Energy for the planned Itarema wind power complex, located in the Brazilian state of Ceara. The turbine [Read More]


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With a contract to supply G114 wind turbines, Gamesa has entered the Belgium wind market. The turbine maker will supply and install seven G114-2.5 MW turbines at [Read More]


Nordex SE will supply 12 N100/2500 turbines to Fair Wind Partners, a subsidiary of Exelon Wind, for a planned project in Garrett County, Md. According to [Read More]


Gamesa has secured a new order from Forca Eolica do Brasil, a consortium made up of Iberdrola and Neoenergia, for the supply of 42 G114-2.0 MW turbines [Read More]





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