Quebec proposes to meet Massachusetts’s renewable energy needs with wind

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commended Boralex, Gaz Métro and Hydro-Québec for their submission of a proposal in response to a call for tenders issued by Massachusetts utilities in an effort to supply the state with an additional 9.45 TWh of clean energy by 2022. The proposal outlines a project to build a new

Mitsubishi wins bid for offshore transmission line in UK to connect with Burbo Bank Wind

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new offshore electricity transmission link in Europe. The new offshore electricity asset, Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm, MC’s fifth such project in the UK, is situated about 25 km off the country’s northwestern coast. Connected to the Bodelwyddan substation in Denbighshire, North

Gradient Lens offers new Deluxe Kit for its Hawkeye V2 Video Borescope

Gradient Lens Corporation has announced a new Deluxe Kit for its popular Hawkeye V2 Video Borescope. The new Hawkeye V2 Deluxe Kit includes a 4-way articulating V2 Videoscope, all standard V2 accessories, plus the typical optional V2 Stand, V2 Rigidizer, 90º Prism Tip, and Close-Focus Tip. “We know that to complete major inspections, power gen

Report: Wind-turbine O&M global market size, trends & keys

In 2016, global wind-power capacity reached 491.0 GW, with an addition of 52 GW in that year. More than 400 GW of capacity was added during the 2006 to 2016 period, which drastically increased opportunity for the operations and maintenance (O&M) market in the forecast period. The global wind O&M market grew from U.S.$2.12 billion in 2006

Invenergy & GE Renewable Energy announce America’s largest wind farm

Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, announced a 2,000-MW wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art

Altitec partners with Nordex for end-of-warranty blade inspections

Blade inspection and maintenance specialist, Altitec, has completed end-of-warranty (EOW) blade inspections at the Amakhala Wind Farm in South African’s Eastern Cape. The inspections were undertaken in partnership with Nordex Energy South Africa. Under the terms of the contract, Altitec carried out EOW inspections on 54 turbines, each with a height of 91 m. Inspection

Ten years of progress positions Ohio to take renewables to the next level

Since 2007, Ohio has seen over a 19,000%  increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and an 8,510% increase in wind-power production, according to a new report released by Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles that will

Vattenfall’s 288-MW Sandbank offshore wind farm officially inaugurated

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) officially put the Sandbank offshore wind farm, which is located 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt, into operation. Sandbank is the second great “Energiewende” project (after Dan Tysk), that Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München have now realized together. The project gives both companies a combined portfolio of 576 MW

Sentient Science raises $22.5 million in Series B growth-stage funding with Georgian Partners

Sentient Science announced that Toronto, Ontario-based growth equity firm, Georgian Partners, will fund $22.5 million in a Series B, growth-stage investment in the materials science-based software as a service company. Sentient’s expansion in the wind-energy market, providing prognostic health monitoring and life-extension actions for fielded wind turbines will soon be available to commercial customers in the aerospace and rail markets. Capital funds

Ammonit Wind Tunnel meets DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 & MEASNET standards

The Ammonit Wind Tunnel has been accredited by the German accreditation body (DAkkS) as independent calibration laboratory according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025. Additionally, Ammonit Wind Tunnel meets the quality standards of MEASNET for anemometer calibration. After the successful accreditation by the German accreditation body DAkkS and confirmation of the MEASNET membership, Ammonit