Longhorn Wind Reaches Commercial Operation

EDF Renewable Energy recently announced that the 200 MW Longhorn Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation on May 1. The project, spanning 33,000 acres...

MidAmerican Launches $900 Million Wind Farm Development Plans

MidAmerican Energy is in the process of obtaining necessary permits and easements for the construction of wind farms at two new sites. Pending IUB...

Centerbridge Partners Close Senvion Acquisition Deal

Wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SE, previously part of the Indian group Suzlon Energy Limited, has changed owners. Centerbridge Partners, L.P. , through its Centerbridge...

ZF To Acquire Gearbox Business From Bosch Rexroth

ZF Friedrichshafen AG will take over the large gearbox business of Bosch Rexroth AG with more than 1,200 employees. For ZF, the acquisition is...

Clean Line, Texas Co-Ops Ink 50 MW Ownership Option

Clean Line Energy has reached an agreement with the East Texas cooperatives that provides the cooperatives with an option to own up to 50...

Working Safely In The Blazing Summer Heat

You wouldn’t leave your dog in a car on a hot, sunny day. So, why would you leave your wind technician in a turbine...

Moventas Opens Multi-Brand Service Shop In Minnesota

Moventas, one of the world’s leading wind gear manufacturers and service providers, has opened a wind gearbox service workshop in St. Paul, Minnesota, answering...

Shermco Staffer Pens Electrical Maintenance E-Book

John Wiley Publishing, known for its extensive For Dummies collection of ‘how-to’ books, has published “Electrical Systems Maintenance for Dummies” by Lynn Hamrick, PE,...

PSI Repair Services Ships 20,000th Repaired Wind Part

PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and an independent service provider to the wind energy industry, has announced that it...

Case Study: Broadwind Energy and Sentient Science

Life extension of a single-stage planetary gearbox Reduction in contact stresses due to geometry changes and improvements in material quality led to quantified fatigue performance...

GE Optimization Service Targets Wind Farm Efficiency

When planning a wind plant, collector cable systems play a critical role in how efficiently power can be delivered from the point of generation...

IEA Stresses Technology Boost To Meet Climate Goals

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency stated upon the...

Lufft Wind Sensor Classified For Offshore Use

The Lufft Ultrasonic Anemometer VENTUS successfully completed the test at the International Technical Inspection Agency TÜV SÜD and now has the Protection Class IP68....

Acciona Opens Turbine Assembly Plant In Brazil

Acciona Windpower, the Acciona subsidiary dedicated to the design, manufacture, and sale of wind turbines, has opened a turbine assembly plant at Simões Filho,...

Optimal Performance From Thermal Management Products

Heating and cooling devices in enclosures are designed to protect electrical and electronic components from low and high temperatures, as well as moisture.  However,...

Alterra Taps Mortenson To Build Shannon Wind Project

Mortenson Construction’s Wind Energy Group recently announced that it entered into a contract for construction of the Shannon Wind Project located near Windthorst, Texas,...

Construction Insurer Zurich Supports U.S. Focus On Safety

A shimmering skyscraper, a world-class stadium and an expansive suspension bridge are impressive architectural achievements, but every structure comes with serious risks faced by...

Rebounded In 2014; “Wind Rush” Underway In Texas

American wind industry jobs and turbine deployment regained momentum heading into 2015, the American Wind Energy Association reported recently in releasing its 2014 results...

GWEC Projects Continued Growth For Global Wind

The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s...

Xcel Energy Again Named Top Wind Utility

For the 11th consecutive year, Xcel Energy has been named the country’s top utility wind energy provider by the American Wind Energy Association, a...