Tag Archives: wind power

The Hoover Battery

Could a national landmark represent a changing of the guard in power supply? In many ways, the Hoover Damn represents an epoch antithetical to the current era of renewable energy. Constructed during a five year period from 1931-36, during the Great Depression, it stands as one of the most monumental (and costly) public works projects […]

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Underutilized

Power sector’s progress marred by a bad couple of weeks Major progress in the utility sector can be seen in the forms of integrating renewable energy to the grid, shoring up security measures, and the inclusion of battery storage and microgrid function to the industry. Maintenance of utilities has also become more advanced of late, […]

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AWEA Annual Report

10th edition released today, free download for AWEA members The 10th edition of the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report is now available for download. It is free for AWEA members. This comprehensive 160+ page report containing more than 100 charts and graphics covering the latest and most relevant industry trends, market rankings, and […]

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AT&T Winds Up

Communications giant indicates growth of renewable industry AT&T confirmed last week it will cushion its wind power program with the purchase of 300 MW from two new wind farms in Wilbarger and Hardeman counties in Texas. The agreement builds on the company’s agreement with subsidiaries of renewable energy developer NextEra Energy Resources to purchase power […]

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GSR 2018 Renewables Report

178 GW of renewable power added in 2017; electricity leads way Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017, the largest increase in renewable power capacity in modern history, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the heating, cooling and transport sectors–which together account for […]

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WindPower 2018

AWEA hold’s annual conference in the city of wind All too fitting that it should be held in The Windy City. WINDPOWER, the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind and renewable energy conference, kicked off this week in Chicago with Steve Lockard, AWEA’s newly elected Board Chair and President and CEO of TPI Composites, providing the organization’s […]

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Anholt Repairs

Siemens Gamesa’s Danish outpost starting 6-month process Siemens Gamesa is starting a six-month repair campaign next week at Orsted’s 400MW Anholt wind farm off Denmark to fix turbine blades damaged by earlier than anticipated leading edge erosion, reNEWS reported February 23. Blades will be removed from 87 of the project’s 111 3.6MW turbines and taken […]

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Westerpark Wind

All-electric Dutch hotel powered entirely by wind A country famous for its windmills is living up to its reputation. The Netherlands’ first fully electric hotel, Conscious Hotel Westerpark, which will open in April, is now taking reservations. The all-electric hotel will get its juice entirely by wind power. The Westerpark location will become the fourth property […]

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Sierra Madre Wind Project

Long-developing wind project using DC to cut emissions A large-scale energy project that has been on the docket for almost a decade appears to be moving forward, albeit at a snail’s pace. At least one catalyst in the ongoing production of Wyoming’s Sierra Madre wind project is good old DC transmission. Power Company of Wyoming’s Chokecherry and […]

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Nukes, Oil, and Gas

Revised tax bill, factory output show volatility in energy markets December 15 saw the release of a Congressional tax proposal with striking implications for all corners of the energy sector. The proposal, which is still subject to adjustments but a likely rubric of what’s to come, included incentives for electric vehicles and wind power and rectified […]

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