Recent Wind

Spinning Spur 3 Wind Project Reaches Commercial Operation

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 194-megawatt (MW) Spinning Spur 3 Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation (COD) three months ahead of schedule on Sept 28, 2015. The clean electricity generated from the Spinning Spur 3 Wind Project will be provided to two municipal utilities, Georgetown Utility Systems and Garland Power […]

RenewableUK comments on the announcement of grace periods for onshore wind cuts

RenewableUK is pleased that the Government is formally announcing the exact ‘grace periods’ open to onshore wind companies as part of the planned cuts to the subsidy regime. The Government announced earlier this year that it would close the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind in 2016. It also proposed the introduction of a grace period […]

New report: Over $3.59 billion in savings possible on Michigan electric bills by growing wind energy

Michigan households and business owners can keep more money in their pockets, and rural Michigan landowners will receive millions of dollars more a year in land lease payments, by building new wind farms that tap into more of the state’s low-cost wind energy resources. That’s according to a new report, “A wind vision for new […]

Massive Wind Farm Begins to Take Shape

The Latigo Wind Farm, the largest private construction project in San Juan County history, is taking shape just north of Monticello city limits. More than 100 workers are on-site, working on an estimated $125 million project to construct 27 massive wind turbines. Crews are making progress, and the first wind turbine will be erected in […]

AWEA statement: Low-cost wind energy can play key role in California’s renewable energy future

Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation to get 50 percent of the state’s electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within 15 years. American wind power applauded the governor and the bill’s author, Senate leader Kevin De Leon, saying wind can help California meet these goals cost-effectively and reliably. Not only will wind help protect […]

Wind’s growing cost-competitiveness driving energy and economic diversification

Canada became one of only seven countries in the world to surpass 10,000 MW of wind power capacity when the 270 MW K2 Wind project near Goderich, Ontario came on line earlier this year. Industry leaders meeting in Toronto this week for the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s 31st annual conference agree that the technology’s growing […]

Scotland reaps economic benefits of UK onshore wind, as England forges ahead offshore

RenewableUK’s latest annual report Wind Energy in the UK shows that Scotland is taking the lead in deploying onshore wind, while England is lagging behind and is therefore missing out on some of the economic benefits that the onshore wind industry brings. However, England is racing ahead in the offshore wind sector. The report notes […]

Over $650 Million in savings possible on Montana electric bills by growing wind energy

Montana households and business owners will be able to keep more money in their pockets by the state continuing to grow its wind energy resources according to new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The new data comes from calculations made using the U.S. Department […]

New NREL Report Showcases Potential of Domestic Offshore Wind Industry

Several researchers at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)—Walt Musial, Aaron Smith, and Tyler Stehly—released the 2014–2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market ReportPDF, which shows strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market, including the start of construction for the Block Island Wind Farm, the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind […]

Acciona Windpower and Nordex join forces to create a Major Player in the Wind Industry

Nordex to acquire ACCIONA Windpower in a cash and shares transaction valued at €785 million Combined company has potential to rank among the top five global players ACCIONA to become Nordex’s strategic anchor shareholder with a 29.9% stake in the listed German company ACCIONA Windpower and Nordex are joining forces to create a major new […]