The Nature Conservancy installs SheerWind’s Invelox system on Palmyra Atoll. Photo Credit: Andrew Purves

The Nature Conservancy completes $1.2 million renewable energy project

The Nature Conservancy has completed a $1.2 million renewable energy project, installing solar and wind systems that will almost eliminate the use of fossil fuels at Palmyra Atoll. “Installing solar and wind energy at Palmyra will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by 95%,” said Mark Fox, acting executive director of the Conservancy’s Hawaii and

HELUKABEL is expanding its copper and aluminum conductor portfolio, with new cables to be presented at WINDPOWER 2015.

HELUKABEL introduces new cable technologies for the wind industry

HELUKABEL, a global cable manufacturer, will introduce their latest cabling technologies for wind energy at the industry’s leading annual conference and exhibition, WINDPOWER 2015. One of the largest wind energy events in North America, WINDPOWER 2015 takes place in Orlando, Florida, May 18-21, and will gather thousands of industry professionals to promote unity within the

Sandia National Labs works through Texas Tech in a program called Swift for Scaled Wind Farm Technology. The three turbines (more to come) allow conducting wake studies, testing control systems, and more.

Group NIRE sets up test center for wind, solar, and storage in Lubbock

What can you do with a place that is flat as pancake, endures heat, cold, and dust storms, and sports an average wind speed of 8.2 m/sec?  Make it an independent test facility for wind turbines, solar panels, and utility scale batteries, of course. “And then work to get all three power sources to provide

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Webinar – Leading Edge Erosion: Protection, Costs, and Benefits

Live webinar was recorded on May 5, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. This discussion will focus on the application of Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Leading-Edge Blade Coatings to prevent blade degradation that decreases the performance of the WTG. We will explore the root causes of the blade erosion cycle and

Iowa State aerospace engineers are using wind tunnel testing and computational modeling to improve the performance of turbines and wind farms.

Iowa State engineers study benefits of adding a second, smaller rotor to wind turbines

Hui Hu picked up a 3-D printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines. First, said the Iowa State University professor of aerospace engineering, check out the base of each blade. They’re big, round structural pieces. They’re not shaped like an airfoil. And so they

Vestas maintained its position as the world-leading wind turbine installer in 2014, with over 6,053 MW.

Siemens surges, but Vestas Wind Systems remains top wind turbine installer in 2014

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has maintained its position as the world-leading wind turbine installer in 2014, having achieved global capacity installations of just over 6,053 megawatts (MW), according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest findings also show that of the world’s top five wind turbine installers in 2014, Siemens has

IÇDAS to use GE’s first 3.2-103 wind turbines to power Turkey’s growth.

GE will supply 19 turbines to BIGA RES wind farm in Turkey

GE will supply energy developer IÇDAS with 19 GE 3.2-103 wind turbines for the BIGA RES wind farm, located near the town of Canakkale in northwestern Turkey. The 60-MW wind farm will feature GE’s most powerful wind turbine—the 3.2-103—and will be the first units of this type installed anywhere in the world. The BIGA RES

Siemens will supply 200 MW of wind power in Comanche County, Texas: Logan's Gap Wind power plant will consist of 87 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines.

87 turbines, 200 MW added to Logan’s Gap Wind project

Siemens has been awarded another order from Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) to supply and install 87 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for the Logan’s Gap Wind project. The 200-MW project, located in Comanche County, Texas, will create enough clean energy to power about 50,000 homes in Texas annually. The SWT-2.3-108 turbines have a power rating

One of Gamesa's wind farms in India.

Gamesa will supply an aggregate of 260 MW of wind power in India

Gamesa continues to grow its presence in India with two recently signed agreements for the supply of an aggregate 260 MW. The first order, from Indian developer and independent power producer (IPP) Greenko, encompasses the supply, installation and commissioning of 80 of the company’s G97-2.0 MW turbines (160 MW). More specifically, Gamesa will install 30

FERC table New Gen in service

FERC: Renewables provide half of new U.S. generating cap in 2014, beat out natural gas

Ending a year-long race that had been nip-and tuck every month, renewable energy sources cumulatively provided more new electric generating capacity in 2014 than did natural gas. According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, wind)