Archives November 2014


November 2014


NREL’s SOWFA Wind Farm Simulation Software Offers Holistic View of All Turbines on a Wind Farm

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics — it’s so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department’s goal of 20 percent wind energy by 2030. That extra efficiency may be realized with […]
Bill Scanlon

Ecotech Releases Ebooks for the Renewable Energy Workforce

Ecotech Institute has announced the release of two free comprehensive e-book guides to starting a wind or solar energy career. These guides cover everything from a day in the life of renewable energy technicians and potential salary earnings to required skills and advice from professional solar and wind technicians. The wind and solar energy renewable […]

Yahoo! and OwnEnergy Enter 15-year Power Purchase Agreement for Kansas Wind Energy Project

OwnEnergy, a national leader in the development of mid-sized wind farms, announced that it has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with Yahoo!, Inc. Under the terms of the 15-year PPA, Yahoo will purchase wind power, expected to reach 100,000 MWh annually, which will be used to offset much of Yahoo’s energy usage in […]


Market Growth, Wind Integration, And Investment Among Topics Slated For CanWEA 2014

The conference program for the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s annual exhibition, to be held from October 27-29, in Montreal, Quebec, will focus on a wide range of topics of interest to Canadian and international wind energy investors, wind farm owners and operators, and many other parties within the wind industry. Topics on the conference bill […]
October 15, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: LUDECA Unveils Improved RS5 Alignment Sensor

LUDECA, Inc. recently announced the rollout of the new RS5 sensor for the proven OPTALIGN SMART machinery alignment system. The RS5 sensor is a fast, highly accurate sensor for the mid-range shaft alignment market segment. Its XL HD detector, combined with InfiniRange functionality makes its measurement range virtually unlimited, even over long spans of 10m […]
October 15, 2014

NEC Acquires Grid Energy Storage And Commercial Systems Business Of A123 Systems From Wanxiang

NEC Corporation has announced the acquisition of the A123 Energy Solutions business unit of A123 Systems, LLC. This acquisition, for approximately $100 million, strengthens the energy storage capability of NEC’s smart energy business, a core segment of its Mid-term Management Plan’s commitment to social infrastructure. A123 Energy Solutions will be integrated into the NEC Group […]
June 11, 2014

Lucintel Forecasts Global Wind O&M Market To Reach $14 Billion By 2018

The global wind operation and maintenance market is set to expand with stable demand potential in the near future. The wind operation service market accounted for more than 20 percent and the wind maintenance service market accounted for more than 75 percent of the global wind operation and maintenance marketing 2012. The three main components […]
June 9, 2014

Lawmakers Praised For Introducing Rural Wind Energy Development Act

Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Tom Cole (OK-04) introduced the Rural Wind Energy Development Act to provide an investment tax credit to ranchers, farmers, and small businesses to offset the up-front costs of owning a distributed wind turbine.  This modest expansion of current law will keep small business energy jobs growing across the United States. […]
June 5, 2014

DWEA Awarded Grant To Streamline Distributed Wind Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) announced that the Distributed Wind Energy Association was awarded a 2-year grant to form a consortium of distributed wind energy equipment manufacturers, suppliers, customers, and university researchers and develop a roadmap to identify common manufacturing gaps, prioritize actions to close these gaps, and […]
May 19, 2014

juwi Wind Chooses H.B. White Canada As EPC Contractor For Community Wind Farms In Nova Scotia

H.B. White Canada Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of White Construction Inc., has been selected as the EPC contractor to build four wind energy projects in Nova Scotia. The wind energy projects, have been developed by juwi Wind Services Canada, on behalf of the project’s community and institutional owners. The selection was made after a […]
April 10, 2014