Archives May 2021


May 2021


Expanded U.S. wind-energy capacity

Researchers conduct study to determine the impact of wind-energy capacity on the efficiency of electrical-power production and surface climate.

Extensive research is underway to determine how to maximize the amount of electricity generated from wind power. This work is important because it will determine how optimally to expand wind-energy capacity. In a TLT article [1], a theoretical study was conducted to predict locations in the U.S. where wind farms should be located. The authors […]
Neil Canter

The United States’ far offshore wind-turbine challenge

Our carbon-neutral future requires clean renewable energy, and the time is now for the U.S. to develop a new generation of systems necessary to harness the sustained winds found far out at sea.

More than 40 percent of the U.S. population lives near the coast, and the demand for clean sustainable energy is skyrocketing. Renewable energy is important to many Americans but so is a pristine waterfront view. The clear solution is harnessing deep-water, far offshore wind, allowing for consistent 24/7 energy production with turbines so far out […]
Andy Filak

Wind powers through pandemic

Despite disruptions imposed by COVID-19, the wind industry saw a record year of development in 2020, and 2021 and beyond looks to be even more robust as offshore wind begins to take off in the U.S.

2020 was not the year most people expected as the COVID-19 pandemic swept worldwide. However, it was a banner year for U.S. wind energy, despite the pandemic’s widespread disruptions. The U.S. market saw a record year in 2020 with developers commissioning 16.9 GW, representing an 85 percent increase over 2019. These new additions can provide […]
Jesse Broehl


John Kerry, Gina McCarthy, Joni Ernst, Richard Glick, Andrew Steer confirmed for CLEANPOWER

ACP recently announced guests scheduled to address attendees at the 2021 CLEANPOWER Virtual event. Speakers include John Kerry, former Secretary of State and current Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Adviser and former head of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration; Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa); Richard Glick, chairman […]
May 25, 2021

Vestas enters Latvian market with 59 MW wind project

Marking its entrance into the Latvian wind market, Vestas has secured a 59-MW order at the Targale wind project from a special purpose company majority owned by Utilitas, the Estonian utility provider. The Targale project is in Ventspils municipality in western Latvia, and will be powered by 14 V136-4.2 MW turbines at a hub height […]
May 4, 2021

WindESCo exceeds 50% growth in partnerships during first three months of 2021

WindESCo, a pioneer in innovative renewable energy optimization technologies, has confirmed a benchmark increase in assets under management through the first 90 days of 2021. The partnerships comprise an increase of more than 50 percent against the closing months of 2020, with locations in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The […]
May 4, 2021

Imint-enabled RealWear device enables techs to collaborate safely

RealWear’s assisted reality device supports safe, hands-free work for front-line jobs in manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, utilities, and other industries. (Courtesy: Imint)IMINT Image Intelligence AB, a global leader in video enhancement software, recently announced collaboration with RealWear Inc., the world’s leading developer of industrial-grade assisted-reality connected devices for industrial applications. Under the agreement, Imint’s […]
May 4, 2021

U.S. vessel operators push to meet offshore wind ambitions

As offshore wind expands in the U.S., local commercial vessel and workboat operators looking to become leaders in the emerging offshore support market must respond to the demands of project owners whose standards and ways of working have been established in the mature European sector. That is according to Reygar Ltd, the firm behind the […]
May 4, 2021

Walmart moves toward total renewable business

Walmart recently announced in a collaboration with ENGIE North America, more than 500 MW of new renewable energy generation capacity now operational across three separate wind projects. Together, these projects are expected to supply renewable energy annually to hundreds of stores, clubs, and distribution centers across Texas, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. This is enough renewable […]
May 4, 2021