Renewable energy employs 9.8 million people globally, says IRENA report

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors

S&C completes Ameren Microgrid Project near University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery announced that it has provided the intelligent automation and control systems for Ameren Corporation’s microgrid facility in Champaign, Illinois. Located at Ameren’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) near the University of Illinois campus, the Ameren microgrid provides multiple sources of distributed generation (wind,

Meteodyne offers to convert complex flow lidar data to CFD

Applying CFD conversion to data from Lidars in terrain with complex flow improves the agreement between wind speed measurements from the Lidar and masts.

Xtreme Manufacturing showcases 20,000 lb Telehandler at AWEA Windpower 2017

Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel will introduce their products to the wind energy industry at the annual AWEA Windpower Show, taking place in Anaheim, California from May 23rd to 25th, 2017.

Goldwind signs 160-MW deal for Texas’ Rattlesnake Wind Farm

Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas to acquire the 160-MW Rattlesnake Wind Project located in McCulloch County, Texas. Once operational, the project will become Goldwind’s largest U.S. wind project to date. “This investment in the Rattlesnake Wind Project highlights our long-term commitment

Senvion intros new modular 2-MW class of wind turbines

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, presents the Senvion 3.6M140 at this year’s AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 conference. The company is also announcing the adaptation of its new series of modular 2-MW class turbines, the 2XM series, to the North American market. This competitive new range of turbines will allow Senvion to flexibly address various customer needs

Industry asserts ‘brand new attitude’ at WINDPOWER 2017

U.S. wind industry leaders and the leader of the California Senate described the mounting economic benefits of increased wind power as thousands arrived in Anaheim for the American Wind Energy Association’s annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition. “With wind’s success comes new and solvable challenges. Management of the grid needs to evolve to meet these challenges,” said

Timken discusses longer wind-turbine bearing life at WINDPOWER

Power producers, service companies, and distributors seeking technical solutions that can greatly extend the time between turbine rebuilds are encouraged to connect with The Timken Company at the 2017 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER show, May 22 to 25 to the Anaheim Convention Center (Booth # 3552). Timken is a global leader in bearings with

RES kicks off construction of Oklahoma’s Redbed Plains Wind Farm

Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a development, engineering, and construction of renewable energy in the Americas, has announced the start of construction on EDP Renewables North America’s (EDPR NA) Redbed Plains Wind Farm in Grady County, Oklahoma, just southwest of Oklahoma City. Redbed Plains Wind Farm will have a capacity of 99.1 MW and consist of 48 Siemens

EDF to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on turbine blades across the U.S.

O&M provider, EDF Renewable Services, has announced a new agreement to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on wind turbines across the U.S. The collaboration will leverage the materials expertise of 3M with the skilled installation and wind- turbine blade repair teams from EDF to provide wind-plant owners with turnkey solutions to increase efficiency and maximize annual energy