Monthly Archives: November 2016

Shares in wind energy projects being given as gifts this year

  The Small Wind Co-Op has an interesting offer for the holidays, shares in wind energy projects located in Scotland and Wales.   The wind energy certificates are available from £100 all the way up to £100,000 and can be … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 29, 2016 |

Gaelectric’s fourth wind farm now operational in Northern Ireland

  Gaelectric, a renewable energy and energy storage group, officially inaugurated their latest wind farm project at Cloonty in Co. Antrim.   The 9.2MW wind farm came at a hefty investment of £13.4million and will generate enough electricity to power 5000 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 24, 2016 |

Otter Tail Power Company to invest in wind farm

  Otter Tail Power Company, an investor-owned electric utility company has decided to purchase a 150MW wind farm in southeastern North Dakota.   The project will cost in the neighbourhood of $250 million and will be designed and built in … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 22, 2016 |

CanWEA’s 32nd Annual Conference for wind energy was a resounding success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) attracted a huge following this year with 1676 attendees and 126 exhibitors at the BMO Center in Calgary, Alberta from November 1-3.   Calgary’s major, His Worship Naheed Nenshi, was in attendance and discussed some … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 18, 2016 |

Microsoft to invest in wind energy again

  Microsoft has just announced plans to invest in more wind energy (and more specifically another 237 MW) to power its Cheyenne datacenter located in Wyoming. This will be the global company’s largest investment in wind energy to date (and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 16, 2016 |

United States election results and wind energy

It’s no surprise that Donald Trump has been fighting against wind energy for many years, whether it’s tweeting about it or making strong public statements. However, now that he’ll be President, there has been major concerns that the wind energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 10, 2016 |

Four new wind farms expected for Minnesota and North Dakota

  Xcel Energy is planning to build four more wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota with a total capacity of 750MW, enough power for 400,000 homes.   Xcel Energy is the US’ leading utility wind energy provider, and the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 9, 2016 |

Amazon to build a 189MW wind farm in Ohio

  Amazon recently announced their plans to build a 189MW wind farm in Hardin County, Ohio called Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2.   The project will generate 530,000 MWh of energy after operations begin December 2017, enough power for … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 3, 2016 |

Wind energy responsible for one third of electricity generated in Iowa

  Wind energy generated 35.8% of the electricity for the state of Iowa between August 2015 and July 2016, according to a report released by the American Wind Energy Assocation (AWEA).   Iowa has an installed capacity of 6,000MW of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on November 1, 2016 |