Younicos upgrades 3-MW battery-based storage & renewables system on Kodiak Island

Younicos has completed the installation and commissioning of an upgraded 3-MW battery-based energy storage system on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The energy storage pioneer replaced previously deployed lead-acid systems with advanced lithium-ion batteries, significantly extending the resource’s operational lifetime and enhancing performance and reliability. Since 2015, Kodiak Island has been one of only five U.S. cities to achieve

Penn State aims to advance renewables through energy storage & microgrid training

A unique partnership between Penn State and industry members is working to advance solar and wind energy through energy storage and microgrid systems education and training. The Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program is part of the GridSTAR Center, a smart grid education and research center at Penn State at The Navy

U.S. House misses opportunity; bill would cripple wind power

The U.S. House of Representatives missed an opportunity today to stand up for 60,000 American workers and preserve $50 billion in private infrastructure investment, according to a release from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The tax reform bill passed by the House retroactively changes how businesses can qualify for wind energy’s primary investment tools,

Vestas wins North American wind deal

Vestas says it has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of wind turbines for a new project in North America. The project will be for 300 MW wind farm. However, Vestas has not released other project or contract details. If and when the project translates into a firm and unconditional, the company says it will

SSE replacing met masts with ZephIR 300 wind Lidar at Scottish wind farm

In a competitive tender, SSE has innovated in the area of operational wind-farm anemometry, at its 32-turbine Bhlaraidh Wind Farm located on the Glenmoriston Estate north-west of Invermoriston in the Great Glen, Scotland. The company is displacing traditional tall meteorological masts with a compact, ground-based ZephIR 300 wind Lidar provided by ZephIR Lidar. Delivering wind

Whirlpool plans to power Ohio manufacturing facility with onsite wind turbines

Whirlpool Corporation announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio, and further build on the company’s 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those developed for Whirlpool Corporation’s manufacturing facilities in Findlay, Marion, and Ottawa, Ohio, and will be developed in coordination with One

Siemens to deliver key components for combined cycle power plant in the U.S.

Siemens will deliver two H-class gas turbines, one steam turbine and three generators. The gas turbines and steam turbine will be manufactured at Siemens’ Charlotte Energy Hub, which is the main production facility for Siemens’ 60 Hz power generation.

EDPR and Dairyland kickoff 98-MW Quilt Block Wind Farm in Wisconsin

EDP Renewables (EDPR) and Dairyland Power Cooperative celebrated the completion of the Quilt Block Wind Farm at a joint dedication event in Darlington, Wisconsin last week. A number of the wind farm’s stakeholders including landowners, government officials, and others also attended the event that featured several speeches, a ribbon cutting and a bus tour of

Enel’s new 320-MW U.S. wind project to power Facebook data centre in Nebraska

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has started construction of the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in the United States. Once completed, Rattlesnake Creek will have a total installed capacity of 320 MW and will be Enel’s first wind farm in the state of Nebraska. “This

Senvion to install its 3-MW units at Australia wind farm

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been issued a notice to proceed under a contract to install the first 35 turbines of the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia. The Lincoln Gap wind farm will feature the Senvion 3.6M140 EBC turbine, which will be the first from Senvion’s 3-MW range to