Recent Wind

Wind Energy Costs Continue to Decrease

On Monday August 10, the Department of Energy (DOE) released two reports that claim the U.S. wind energy industry grew impressively in 2014, highlighted by this article. The cost for utilities to buy wind power hit an all-time low of 2.35 cents per kilowatt-hour. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average retail price […]

Invenergy Completes Project Financing For Prairie Breeze II Wind Energy Center

Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced today that it has arranged debt and tax equity project financing for its Prairie Breeze II Wind Energy Center (“Prairie Breeze II”), which currently is under construction in Antelope and Boone Counties, Nebraska. Santander Bank N.A. acted as the Sole Lead Arranger, Administrative Agent, and Lender for the construction financing. […]

New Wind Resource Maps Reach Higher Heights

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and AWS Truepower LLC recently released maps that illustrate the potential for wind energy development using more advanced wind turbine technologies. Wind resource maps are one tool wind industry professionals use in the early stages of wind project planning to understand the potential for wind development in a region. Because […]

Officials highlight need for stable policy to continue growing wind energy

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz emphasized the need for stable policy for wind energy this morning as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released data showing the cost of wind energy has fallen by nearly two-thirds over the last six years. “With declining costs and continued technological development, these reports demonstrate that wind power is […]

ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall agree new development strategy for East Anglia Offshore Wind Projects

ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have agreed to independently take forward offshore windfarm projects within the East Anglia Zone. This follows on from industry-wide changes agreed with The Crown Estate, which will see ‘zone development agreements’ replaced with project specific agreements. ScottishPower Renewables intends to focus on developing projects in the southern area of the zone, […]

SunEdison Closes $390 Million Of Financing For 300 Megawatt Wind Farm In Texas

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has closed financing and begun construction on one of its largest wind farms to date, the 300-megawatt (MW) South Plains II wind farm in Floyd County, Texas. The wind farm is expected to generate approximately 1,200 gigawatt-hours of energy each […]

Forewind secures consent for another 2.4 GW of offshore wind

The development consent order for Teesside A&B, at Dogger Bank in the North Sea, was granted today, marking the first decision on a major infrastructure application by the newly appointed UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd. The consent is offshore wind consortium Forewind’s second approval following that of Dogger Bank […]

World’s largest offshore wind farm project gets the go-ahead to grow even bigger

RenewableUK is highlighting the announcement that the next stage of the giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the North Sea – the biggest offshore wind project in the world – has gained planning consent from the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. Dogger Bank Teesside A&B will have an installed capacity of up to 2.4 gigawatts […]

GE’s 2.75-120 Wind Turbine Scheduled to Make French Debut

Velocita Energies Selects GE Turbines to Power New Monts du Lomont Wind Farm in Franche-Comté, France First Project in France to Use the 2.75-120 Turbine, a Unit for Low-Wind Regions Installation Will Contribute to Region’s Objective of Harnessing 600 Megawatts of Wind Power by 2020 GE (NYSE: GE) today announced its 2.75-120 wind turbines will […]

Senate Wind Report should value Communities and Science

Infigen Energy is anticipating the release of the final report by the Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines on 3 August 2015. We hope the findings of Austalian medical health bodies are valued according to the weight of the expertise behind them. We reiterate statements made by Infigen Energy Government Relations Manager Jonathan Upson at […]