Monthly Archives: September 2016

Google’s Makani is a new take on wind energy

Google has invested in a new type of wind energy product called Makani.   Makani was founded in 2006 by Corwin Hardham, Don Montague and Saul Griffith and initially funded by Google.org as part of our RE<C program. It was later … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 29, 2016 |

Amazon to build a wind farm in Texas

  Amazon recently announced plans to build a 253MW wind farm in Scurry County, Texas.   The wind farm will be commissioned towards the end of 2017 and will be the company’s largest to date. The project will provide enough … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 25, 2016 |

Gamesa to install tallest wind turbines in Asia

  Gamesa has announced a new contract that will have them installing the tallest wind turbines in Asia, at the Sarahnlom wind farm located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand (central.)     The wind farm is being … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 22, 2016 |

Survey results of experts shows a reduction in future costs of wind energy

  A study published in the Nature Journal is forecasting a 24-30% decrease in wind energy costs by 2030 and 35-41% by 2050 according to 163 of the world’s foremost wind experts. Additionally, the experts predicted a 10% chance that … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 22, 2016 |

Orenda Energy Solutions has partnered with Italian wind specialist SEI Holding

  Canadian wind turbine manufacturer, Orenda Energy Solutions, has partnered with Italian wind specialist SEI Holding to develop ten projects across Italy under the Mini Wind Farm (MWF) program. These wind farm installations will be available to select investors who … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 20, 2016 |

Obama’s administration is rooting for and supporting offshore wind

  The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) have joined forces to create the National Offshore Wind Strategy in the hopes that the US will continue investing in large offshore wind energy projects.   The … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 15, 2016 |

Half the students from AEE’s Wind Turbine O&M Program are working in the industry

  Back in 2013, the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) had launched a program specifically designed to train people on how to become a wind turbine technician, and now 50% of its graduates are working in the wind industry.   According … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 13, 2016 |

The REV Campus Challenge encourages clean energy at colleges and universities

  The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has created a program called REV Campus Challenge that are encouraging schools to implement clean energy projects and principles.   According to the website:   The REV Campus Challenge … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 8, 2016 |

Thousands of churches in the UK switch to renewable energy

  Over 3500 churches in the UK are banning together to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.   A non-profit organization called The Big Church Switch has been developed from a partnership between Christian Aid and the Tearfund which … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 6, 2016 |

Iowa approves largest wind farm in US history

  The state of Iowa has just approved the largest wind farm in the history of the United States.   The $3.6 billion wind farm, called Wind XI, will be composed of a record-breaking 1000 wind turbines and will generate … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 2, 2016 |