Report shows domestic offshore wind industry potential, 21 projects planned in U.S. waters

The Energy Department today released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market—including the start of construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, one of 21 projects totaling 15,650 megawatts (MW) in the planning and development pipeline. Of these 21 U.S. projects, 13 projects totaling nearly 6,000 MW—enough to

Sibelloptics selected as presenter for the 2015 NREL Industry Growth Forum

Sibelloptics, a Boulder, Colo. early-stage company, has been selected as a presenting company at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Industry Growth Forum. The annual forum provides a venue for clean energy innovators to maximize their exposure to capital investors and strategic partners. NREL’s Industry Growth Forum has been the foremost clean energy

One Wind secures service contract for 165-MW Texas wind farm

Eon WindElectric, a Canadian-based wind farm Independent Service Provider, has rebranded its corporate identity, including adopting a new company name: One Wind. This new identity was developed to reflect the company’s focus, growth, and expanding presence in the United States. One Wind has secured its first major service contract in the U.S. and will supply

Availon wins 78-MW of wind-turbine servicing contracts

Availon, a cross-brand provider of wind-turbine generator services, has signed new contracts for the servicing of 48 wind turbine generators at the recent Husum Wind trade in Germany. The contracts represent an additional 78 MW of capacity placed under the care of Availon. The turbines involved include Vestas V80 and V90, Gamesa G80 and G58, GE 1.5,

Global leaders launch Women in Sustainability, Environment & Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative

As world leaders gathered in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, over 80 top officials representing a diverse range of organizations convened to launch the Women in Sustainability, Environment & Renewable Energy (WiSER) Initiative. Founded by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and the Zayed Future Energy Prize, WiSER aims to empower and

Industry leaders chart course for expanded offshore wind industry in the U.S.

The momentum building for the development of offshore wind power in the U.S. was on full display over the last two days during the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Hundreds of attendees, including wind energy industry leaders, government officials, investors, academics, and

EDF Renewable Energy and BlackRock close sale of 200-MW Longhorn Wind project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has closed on the transaction to sell a 50% interest in the 200-MW Longhorn Wind Project to a fund managed by BlackRock’s Infrastructure Investment Group. Longhorn Wind follows the closing of Hereford Wind Project (200 MW) in February, marking the second of five projects that BlackRock and EDF Renewable Energy

Siemens receives major order for 151-MW wind project in the U.S.

Siemens has been awarded an order from Apex Clean Energy to supply, support installation, and provide long-term service for 66 wind turbines for the Grant Wind project in Grant County, Oklahoma. The Grant Wind project follows an announcement earlier this year that Siemens will provide turbines, service, and financing for Apex Clean Energy’s Kay Wind

Interior to auction 344,000 acres of New Jersey offshore waters for wind-power development

Editor’s note: As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to develop more clean energy resources and create more jobs, the waters off New Jersey’s shores are officially up for sale. In an attempt to attract more offshore wind development in the U.S., the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper

Infinis says goodbye met masts, hello ZephIR Lidar, for remote sensing

By replacing a fixed met mast, ZephIR Lidar will gather a greater range of relevant wind data for use by Infinis engineers in site performance analysis and production forecasting. The lidar will provide wind speed and direction readings up to and beyond the height range of a traditional mast. “We can achieve this from ground level,