Siemens Gamesa secures order for new wind project in Argentina

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy continues to grow in Latin America, having established itself as the number-one OEM in 2016, according to the FTI rankings, with this new order for the supply of 97 MW in Argentina. In September, the company secured a contract from Parque Eólico Arauco SAPEM (majority-owned by the Argentine state) for the

Sandia snags five awards at 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium, including one for 3D printing of sub-scale turbine blades

Sandia National Laboratories won a total of five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements. The consortium’s Mid-Continent and Far West regions recognized a few of Sandia’s advancements including

DNV GL successfully verifies two nacelle-based LiDAR systems

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and renewables certification body, announced the successful verification of two nacelle-based LiDAR systems at their test site in Janneby, Northern Germany. The campaigns included the verification of an Avent WindIris 4-beam, as well as an ZephIR DM LiDAR system. Due to their compact build and

BluEarth Renewables acquires Ontario wind facility

BluEarth Renewables LP has completed the acquisition of four operating renewable energy facilities from Veresen Inc., including three run-of-river hydro facilities in British Columbia and one wind facility in Ontario. These facilities have a weighted average contract life of 22 years and represent 85 MW. “In addition to pursuing greenfield opportunities, BluEarth’s growth strategy includes pursuing

MEM and GCube partner to bring first utility-scale wind farm to Indonesia

Modern Energy Management (MEM), a specialist in delivering project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy developers, financiers, and investors, will carry out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services at Indonesia’s first utility-scale wind project on behalf of GCube Underwriting. Under the terms of the agreement, MEM will provide risk-management services related to the offloading of turbine generator components for the

Alterra Power acquires 40-MW California wind project

Alterra Power Corp. has acquired Jawbone, a 40-MW wind development project in Kern County, California, which is fully zoned for wind generation. Following a collaborative effort that began over a year ago, Alterra acquired the project from Jawbone Wind Energy which is principally owned by Philip and Daniel Rudnick. The two will continue to work with Alterra to complete

Siemens Gamesa to deliver new 8-MW offshore wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, through its fully owned subsidiary Adwen France, plans to deliver its 8-MW offshore wind turbine, the D8, in two projects off the French coast. The two projects, Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, will amount to a total of almost 1 GW. The direct-drive wind turbines will replace Adwen’s AD8 model following Siemens

Measure, a drone service provider, expands services & opens new Illinois location

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, announced its first franchise location with the grand opening of Measure Springfield in Illinois. The new office provides local, face-to-face service for businesses in Central Illinois that are interested in using aerial data collection to improve productivity, control costs, and increase workplace safety. Measure Springfield offers

Windlab secures PPA for large-scale wind, solar & storage project in Australia

Australia-based Windlab Limited announced that it has secured a 10-year agreement with Queensland government-owned corporation, CS Energy, to purchase the renewable energy and some of the large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) produced from Kennedy Energy Park Phase I, a 60.5-MW hybrid renewable energy project. Kennedy Energy Park Phase I is an innovative 43.5-MW wind, 15-MW solar, and 2-MW

UK offshore wind reaches price parity with fossil fuels

Three new wind farms are to be built in the UK as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever. This follows research published by Lloyd’s Register in February 2017, revealing that the majority of industry experts were confident that renewable energy was reaching cost parity. In the latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) round, DONG