Wind Power

Danish equipment manufacturer Vestas has set a new wind energy installation record. The company is the world’s first wind turbine manufacturer to install more than 10GW of wind energy capacity in a single year (2019), says Wood Mackenzie. Vestas’ wind energy capacity connected with the grid increased from 1.5GW in 2018 in 35 markets to 11.3GW in 2019....
Wind Power

Last week the senate.gov website published a letter indicating that the Treasury Department “plans to modify the relevant rules in the near future” for solar and wind energy tax credits. The letter was sent in response to a request made by U.S. Senator from Iowa Charles “Chuck” Grassley for an extension of the safe harbor...
Wind Power

We have come a long way since the first Earth Day in 1970. As of January this year, there were nearly 1.5 million electric cars driving on U.S. roads, we recycle and/or compost approximately 35% of our waste (Environmental Protection Agency), and roughly 20% of U.S. energy generation comes from renewable sources (U.S. Energy Information...
Blogs

MISO voluntary capacity auction rarely makes news. But when it does, industry observers take notice. With $250 per MW-day, MISO Michigan zone 7 gives hope for developers in a vertically integrated state like Michigan. This capacity price is a good sign for renewable energy developers to enter into long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Remains...
Solar

On May 1, Dominion Energy Virginia announced that it has quadrupled the amount of solar and wind generation in its 15-year, long-term integrated resource plan (IRP). The increase is driven by Governor Ralph Northam’s executive order on climate change and the Virginia Economy Act. Dominion Energy issued a request for proposals, soliciting bids for up...
Wind Power

The U.S. wind industry installed over 1,8000 MW of new wind power capacity in Q1 2020, while also setting record construction and PPA activity despite COVID-19, according to the Wind Powers America First Quarter Report 2020. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) report reveals that U.S. project developers doubled the amount of wind capacity in...
Wind Power

RWE has announced the commercial operation of its new wind energy farm in Poland. The 7 MW wind energy farm comprises three turbines producing enough electricity to power 15,000 households. The Nawrocko wind farm is part of RWE’s portfolio of 25 wind energy turbines with a total capacity of 62 MW. The project increases RWE’s total installed capacity...
Solar

Renewables continue to shore up the positive news sections of websites everywhere. Underneath the slew of COVID-19 stories across all the news outlets, there’s a good news story that just keeps growing: the revival of renewable energy. In the UK alone, 2020 has so far seen a Government commitment to zero-carbon by 2050, renewed Government...
Wind Power

On the occasion of Earth Day,  the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said it has launched a memorial award in honor of its late CEO Steve Sawyer – REvolutionaries: The Steve Sawyer Memorial Award. Steve passed away in July 2019. He had a distinguished career in environmental and climate activism. During his tenure at Greenpeace International,...