Monthly Archives: March 2013

Xcel Energy achieves Wind Energy Milestone

At 8 p.m. on February 17, Xcel Energy’s subsidiary utility Northern States Power achieved a milestone when a record 1,713 megawatt-hours of electricity were generated by locally sourced, emission-free wind power, amounting to nearly 33 percent of the company’s Upper Midwest customer electricity needs. “From our first purchase of wind energy in 1993 to the […]

JinkoSolar Donates 200 modules to Earthquake stricken School in Medolla, Italy with ‘Rock No War’

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a leading global PV solar power product manufacturer, today announcedthat it has donated 200 high-performance polycrystalline modules for a Rooftop PV system in a school in Medolla, Italy. Medolla was one of the towns most affected by the earthquake that struck the Emilia Romagna region […]

MY Announces Senior Management Change

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MY), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, announced that Mr. Jiawan Cheng, the Company’s vice president, has been appointed as chief operation officer with immediate effect. Mr. Jiawan Cheng joined Ming Yang in 2008 and most recently served as vice president […]

SunEdison contributes $20,000 to Lamont California Schools’ NASA program

SunEdison, a leading global solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE:WFR), today announced that the company is making a $20,000 donation to support the Lamont School District students’ participation in NASA’s “Summer of Innovation” 2013 program. The summer program provides hands-on learning opportunities for students and educators through NASA-unique science, […]

More Misinformation from Bryce on Wind and Birds

Anti-wind advocate Robert Bryce penned a recent column on wind and birds for the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal. As with his previous writings on wind, Mr. Bryce again ignores a balanced analysis in favor of misinformation. No source of energy production is without potential risk to wildlife. However, the wind energy industry’s […]

U.S. Geothermal approved to receive a $33 Million Cash Grant at Neal Hot Springs

U.S. Geothermal Inc., a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that its subsidiary USG Oregon LLC (the “Company”) received an award letter approving its application for payment in the amount of $35,870,253 from the U.S. Department of Treasury. The cash grant is for […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Begins Collecting Wind Resource Data: A Wind Powering America Success Story

In the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), electricity is so expensive that families struggle to pay utility bills and businesses close due to high energy costs. With technical assistance from the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the USVI Energy Office is preparing to develop the territory’s first commercial wind farm. The […]

Milestone Cleared for Offshore Wind Energy Research Lease in Virginia

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced an important step toward issuing a wind energy research lease to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Mines Minerals and Energy (DMME) after finding no competitive interest in the area where the state agency proposes to conduct activities. A map of the area […]

Growing Body of Research finds Wind Health Claims linked to Power of Suggestion by Anti-wind Groups

  A new clinical study out of Australia finds that so-called ”wind turbine sickness” may actually be caused by the suggestion from anti-wind groups that turbines make people sick. The study found that 63 per cent of Australia’s 49 wind farms had never been the subject of any health complaint from nearby residents. It also […]

Exide Announces Strategic Partnership With Comab to Produce and Service Industrial Batteries for Brazil Market

Exide Technologies (Exide do Brasil) is pleased to announce that it has established a strategic partnership in Brazil with Comab (COMAB INDÚSTRIA, COMÉRCIO E MANUTENÇÃO DE BATERIAS LTDA — EPP) to produce and service Motive Power industrial batteries. These products will be sold and distributed primarily to the electric fork lift truck and markets in […]