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Small Wind Power Installations Will Double in Capacity by 2018: Navigant Research

March 22nd, 2013 | by pressroom

The Small Wind Turbine (SWT) industry is maturing, signaled by the expanded role of SWT certification, the existence of hundreds of manufacturers located around the world, the expansion of dealer networks, and the growing number of national and regional industry associations. The number of applications is also growing, including applications in telecommunications, defense, and other sectors that involve producing power in remote locations. According to a new report from Navigant Research, annual global installations of SWTs will roughly double in the next five years, growing from 86 megawatts in 2012 to 172 MW in 2018 and representing $3.3 billion in revenues

Wind News: Siemens Launches 4MW Offshore Wind Turbine; Vestas Annual Report Released; Ecotricity To Enter Urban Turbine Market,…

February 8th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

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Other Cleantech & Energy News: 5MW Wind Turbine Obtains Design Certification; President’s Climate Toolbox; Top 10 LED Reflector Lamps…

February 5th, 2013 | by pressroom

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First Wind Preparing Habitat Preserve that will Protect Threatened Bird Species in West Maui

January 30th, 2013 | by pressroom

The Makamaka`ole seabird mitigation project is part of an extensive program undertaken by the company to provide conservation benefits to mitigate potential impacts of the Kaheawa Wind projects several miles away. As part of the company’s innovative Habitat Conservation Plan for its two Kaheawa Wind projects on Maui, First Wind is constructing two fenced enclosures to protect the federally endangered Hawaiian Petrel and threatened Newell’s Shearwater, two native Hawaiian seabirds. The enclosures are located about ten miles west of Wailuku

Offshore Wind Transmission Project Selects Bechtel, Alstom to Build Historic Project

January 18th, 2013 | by pressroom

The New Jersey Energy Link will be an offshore electrical transmission cable, buried under the ocean, linking energy resources and users in northern, central and southern New Jersey. The cable will span the length of New Jersey and when complete could carry 3,000MW of electricity. The New Jersey Energy Link is expected to be built in three phases over a decade. The New Jersey Energy Link is expected to begin construction in 2016 and the first phase to be in service in

Renewables & Storage Could Power Full Electric Grid Cost-Effectively 99.9% Of The Time By 2030: Report

December 11th, 2012 | by pressroom

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GE Renewable Energy News

December 10th, 2012 | by pressroom

General Electric Power and Water is developing a new fabric-covered wind turbine blade which promises to cut the cost of [&hellip

First Wind Announces Start of Commercial Operations for Oahu-based Kawailoa Wind Project

November 20th, 2012 | by pressroom

Late last year, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved a power purchase agreement between First Wind and the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), which serves more than 400,000 Hawaii customers. Hawaii state law mandates 70 percent clean energy for electricity and surface transportation by 2030, with 40 percent coming from local renewable sources. Kawailoa Wind will significantly advance the state’s progress toward these goals.

Visiting the Fabulous Collection of Doctor Renewables

October 9th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

This treasure trove of information on renewables features a remarkable video library of technical and scientific demos addressing a wide range of subject matter. Rousseau cache presently houses more than 300 topics, from interviews to demonstrations. The website states that a new video is added daily -- a remarkable undertaking.

Portland General Electric Seeks Renewables Proposals for Approximately 100 MW

October 5th, 2012 | by pressroom

The RFP seeks approximately 100 “average megawatts” of renewable power, enough to serve more than 83,000 typical PGE residential customers. Energy sources must be at least 10 MW and can include wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, solar, and hydroelectric power. PGE said it may acquire either a single resource or a mix of resources to achieve the total desired renewable energy target. The utility anticipates the resources acquired will be brought into the company’s portfolio in the 2013-2017 timeframe

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