SheerWind’s INVELOX funnel-based wind power technology is bird safe

The Nature Conservancy has completed its first phase of installation of SheerWind’s INVELOX funnel-based wind power technology. Because Palmyra is home to a national wildlife refuge and more than a million nesting seabirds, conventional wind turbines were not an option due to the risk of bird strikes. What’s more, the low wind speeds on the

HP announces agreement with SunEdison to support clean energy in Texas

As part of ongoing efforts to lower the carbon footprint of its business, HP announced this week that it has signed a 12-year power purchase agreement for 112 MW of wind power with SunEdison. The 112 MW of locally generated wind electricity is sufficient to power 100% of HP’s Texas-based data center operations, the equivalent

Tesla Nanocoatings enters agreement with NDG, offers corrosion protection coatings

Tesla NanoCoatings announces the appointment of Norwegian Drilling Group (NDG) as sales agent and distributor for its Teslan products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Tesla NanoCoatings and Norwegian Drilling Group will launch a new class of corrosion protection coatings targeting the oil and shipping industries. Offshore wind towers are another market for Tesla

American wind power continues to ramp up in 2015

With 1,661 megawatts (MW) of newly installed wind turbines coming online during the second quarter of 2015 and more than 13,600 MW under construction, American wind power continues to increase its contribution to the U.S. electric power grid. The approval in May of Florida’s first purchase of wind energy, from a wind project in Oklahoma,

UK to remain top offshore wind market by 2025, says GlobalData

The UK will remain the leading offshore wind power market globally by 2025, with its installed capacity increasing from 4.5 GW in 2014 to 23.2 GW by the end of the forecast period, representing an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.5%, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that

Gamesa and the Technical University of Madrid to jointly develop a wind-tunnel testing facility

Gamesa and the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint design, development, and operation of a high-performance aerodynamic-testing tunnel in Madrid. The facility is set to become a benchmark in Europe because it will enable the performance of extremely advanced aerodynamic, aeroacoustic, and aeroelastic measurements. “This aerodynamic tunnel

Iberdrola breaks ground on North Carolina’s first industrial-scale wind farm

For the first time, wind power is lifting off in North Carolina. Governor Pat McCrory joined business and community leaders in Elizabeth City this week to break ground on North Carolina’s first industrial-scale wind-power project. Spanning farm fields in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties, the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East, powered by Iberdrola Renewables at Desert Wind,

Vaisala forecasts U.S. wind production to remain low in Q4

After the record low-wind anomalies that challenged many project operators in the United States in the beginning of the year, wind energy performance is expected to remain below normal in most regions into the final quarter of 2015. This is due to a persistent El Niño that is forecast to remain in effect throughout the

55-turbine wind project in SD will power 25K homes

Consolidated Edison Development, a New York State-based developer and operator of large-scale renewable energy projects, recently completed an agreement with Campbell County Wind Farm Holdings to acquire, construct and operate a wind project on property owned by a group of local farmers in Pollock, South Dakota. The 95 MW (AC) wind farm, currently under construction,

LEEDCo to use Mono Bucket to cut project costs, highlights benefit of European input

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Wind Energy Update. Last month Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced it would use Mono Buckets on its “Icebreaker” offshore wind development project planned for Lake Erie, Ohio. The project will build an 18-MW wind farm in Lake Erie, seven miles offshore Cleveland. Manufacturing costs for