Younicos upgrades 3-MW battery-based storage & renewables system on Kodiak Island

Younicos has completed the installation and commissioning of an upgraded 3-MW battery-based energy storage system on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The energy storage pioneer replaced previously deployed lead-acid systems with advanced lithium-ion batteries, significantly extending the resource’s operational lifetime and enhancing performance and reliability. Since 2015, Kodiak Island has been one of only five U.S. cities to achieve

Avangrid offers $600M notes to finance renewable projects in the U.S.

Avangrid, Inc., a diversified energy company, announced the pricing of $600 million in aggregate principal amount of its 3.150% notes due December 1, 2024. The offering is expected to close on November 21, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Avangrid expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to finance and/or

Penn State aims to advance renewables through energy storage & microgrid training

A unique partnership between Penn State and industry members is working to advance solar and wind energy through energy storage and microgrid systems education and training. The Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program is part of the GridSTAR Center, a smart grid education and research center at Penn State at The Navy

U.S. House misses opportunity; bill would cripple wind power

The U.S. House of Representatives missed an opportunity today to stand up for 60,000 American workers and preserve $50 billion in private infrastructure investment, according to a release from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The tax reform bill passed by the House retroactively changes how businesses can qualify for wind energy’s primary investment tools,

Vestas wins North American wind deal

Vestas says it has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of wind turbines for a new project in North America. The project will be for 300 MW wind farm. However, Vestas has not released other project or contract details. If and when the project translates into a firm and unconditional, the company says it will

ADFD & IRENA open new round of funding for renewable projects in developing countries

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth of seven annual

SSE replacing met masts with ZephIR 300 wind Lidar at Scottish wind farm

In a competitive tender, SSE has innovated in the area of operational wind-farm anemometry, at its 32-turbine Bhlaraidh Wind Farm located on the Glenmoriston Estate north-west of Invermoriston in the Great Glen, Scotland. The company is displacing traditional tall meteorological masts with a compact, ground-based ZephIR 300 wind Lidar provided by ZephIR Lidar. Delivering wind

Over 200 wind companies ask tax reform leaders to keep their promise to U.S workers & rural America

Over 200 companies in the American wind power supply chain delivered a letter to leaders of the tax reform effort in the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to keep their promise to over 100,000 American wind workers. The letter asks the House to amend H.R. to honor a pre-existing bipartisan agreement to phase out the wind

Whirlpool plans to power Ohio manufacturing facility with onsite wind turbines

Whirlpool Corporation announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio, and further build on the company’s 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those developed for Whirlpool Corporation’s manufacturing facilities in Findlay, Marion, and Ottawa, Ohio, and will be developed in coordination with One

Goldwind unveils GW4S wind turbine for international markets

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd, has released its GW4S smart wind turbine. The product maintains Goldwind’s Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) turbine technology, and is a direct evolution of the existing 3S platform – a turbine series that has industry-leading availability and performance. Goldwind’s 4S Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) wind turbine capitalizes on