Avangrid adds three new U.S. wind farms to its portfolio

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., began commercial operations at three new wind farms in recent weeks, including more than 500 MW of new wind farms in California, New Mexico, and Colorado. The projects are each under long-term energy contracts. The 131-MW Tule Wind Farm in California, the 298-MW El Cabo Wind Farm in

Onshore wind energy now as affordable as any other source, says IRENA report

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73% in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020. The

Vaisala’s pressure and humidity sensors soon again on their way to space

The new mission equipment will complement the already existing measurement tools on Mars taken there by Curiosity in 2012.

Impact of the Tax Reform Act on the energy sector

The Tax Reform Act permanently reduces the corporate tax rate to a flat 21% beginning in 2018.

Nordex reports order intake of 1.6 GW for fourth quarter of 2017

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Nordex Group received firm orders for 1,598.6 MW, an increase of 12.5% compared to Q4 2016. After the sluggish order intake registered in the first three quarters, expectations of a strong fourth quarter have been met. New business for 2017 amounted to 2,741.3 MW. The North America division,

Fluence, a joint business by Siemens & AES, officially launches with plans to supply the world’s largest storage project

Fluence Energy, LLC, an energy storage technology and services company jointly owned by Siemens and AES Corporation, announced the receipt of all government approvals and authorizations and the launch of business operations on January 1, 2018. Fluence combines the engineering, product development, implementation and services capabilities of AES Energy Storage and Siemens’ energy storage team

Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $87 billion market in 2028

The report from IDTechEx, Electric Vehicles for Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2018-2028, gives detailed forecasts, comparisons, and assessments.

Modern Energy Management looking for wind sites in Vietnam and Philippines

Modern Energy Management (MEM) delivers project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy financiers, developers, operators and investors working in rapidly expanding emerging markets.

LCE reaches financial close for Texas’ 300-MW Tahoka Wind project

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, announced the financing of its Tahoka Wind project, a 300-MW wind farm in Lynn County, Texas. GE Renewable Energy will supply the project with 120 of its 2.5-127 wind turbines and provide long-term services for the facility. “The successful financing of this project underlines the competitiveness of

Nexans acquires BE CableCon, makers of wind-turbine cable kits

By 2040, renewable energy sources will account for almost three quarters of the $10.2 trillion global investment in new power generating technology. To accelerate its growth in this highly promising segment, Nexans has acquired a controlling interest in BE CableCon, the Denmark-based manufacturer and supplier of cable kits for some of Europe’s leading wind turbine