Monthly Archives: August 2016

SkySpecs wins DOE voucher for their wind turbine inspection drone

  U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that SkySpecs, a company that designed a wind turbine inspection drone, has won the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Voucher.   Dingell commented: “SkySpecs is leading the way in the development of new … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 26, 2016 |

EDF EN Canada sells undivided interests on Quebec wind project

  EDF EN Canada divested 15% undivided interests in the 350 megawatt (MW) Riviere-du-Moulin Wind Project.   The interests have been acquired equally between the Regional County Muncipality (RCM) of Charlevoix and Fjord-du Saguenay (5%), the Innu of Mashteuiatsh and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 25, 2016 |

Orenda Energy reveals plans to raise $25million USD to create 100 turbine UK Wind Farm

    ORENDA ENERGY REVEALS PLANS TO RAISE US$25 MILLION TO CREATE 100 TURBINE UK WIND FARM     Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland – Thursday 18th August 2016; Wind turbine manufacturer Orenda Energy Solutions, which has locations in Ontario, Canada … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 25, 2016 |

Research shows offshore wind more turbulent in Northeastern US

  A study conducted by researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) have shown the offshore wind in the Northeast of US is ‘predominantly unstable’.   The study titled “On the Predominance of Unstable Atmospheric Conditions in the Marine Boundary … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 18, 2016 |

Scotland’s wind turbines fill the demands of electricity for a day

  Scotland’s onshore wind turbines were able to meet the electricity demands of the country one day this week (by 106%), a big win for the wind industry.   WWF Scotland said an analysis of the data by WeatherEnergy shows … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 16, 2016 |

DP Energy to build renewable energy park in South Australia

  The South Australian government has given approval to DP Energy’s plans for a renewable energy park in Port Augusta.   The project will generate approximately 1,000GWh of energy each year, enough to power 200,000 households and reduce carbon dioxide … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 11, 2016 |

New study reveals wind farms do not affect tourism

  A new report released by Biggar Economics reveals that tourism in Scotland is unaffected by onshore wind farms.   The study, whose findings were released last month, aimed to ‘understand the relationship, if any, that exists between the development … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 9, 2016 |

Blades arrive for world’s largest offshore wind turbines

  The blades for the world’s largest offshore wind turbines have finally arrived in Belfast this past week. The giant blades were designed, tested and manufactured in the Isle of Wight especially for the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines made by … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 4, 2016 |

$1 billion being invested in Iowa for wind power projects

  Alliant Energy is committing $1 billion towards wind power projects in the state of Iowa.   The announcement came this week from Alliant Energy CEO Patricia Kampling and Gov. Terry Branstad, a month after they released a request for … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 2, 2016 |