GE unveils 3-MW onshore turbine built for North American market

GE Renewable Energy has developed Sierra, an onshore wind turbine platform designed specifically for the North American region. Credit: Rich Crowder/GE The 3.0-3.4 MW turbine features a 140-m rotor and at a range of hub heights, including a 500 ft … Read More

NRG Systems adopts ZX Lidars’ latest wind profile measurement tool

NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for the wind, solar and meteorological industries, has added ZX Lidars’ ZX TM Lidar to its remote sensing portfolio. Credit: NRG Systems ZX TM is a nacelle-mounted Lidar that uses continuous … Read More

CNC Onsite develops in-turbine method for repairing yaw rings

Danish machining company CNC Onsite has developed a patented method for repairing, not replacing, yaw rings on wind turbines on site. The process doesn’t require disassembly on the turbine rotor and nacelle necessary for replacing yaw rings. Credit: CNC Onsite … Read More

Largest wind and renewable energy project in US begins operations

Pattern Energy held a grand opening for its Western Spirit Wind power facilities in Central New Mexico. The four wind projects located in Guadalupe, Lincoln and Torrance Counties total more than 1,050 MW, enough to provide power to 900,000 Americans … Read More

Leeward repowers and expands Aragonne Wind project to 235 MW

Leeward Renewable Energy has successfully completed the construction of its two Aragonne projects, which included repowering its existing Aragonne Wind project and the construction of the new Aragonne Mesa Wind project. Located in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, the projects will … Read More

Ocean Winds adopts maintenance management services from Shoreline Winds for global wind portfolio

Software developer Shoreline Wind has been selected by Ocean Winds, a global offshore wind developer, to supply its proprietary computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that can handle the day-to-day operation of OW’s project portfolio. Since its start in 2014, Shoreline … Read More

EDP Renewables repowers 2nd phase of Blue Canyon Wind Farm in Oklahoma

EDP Renewables North America completed its Blue Canyon II Wind Farm repowering, shoring up the future of renewable power for Caddo and Kiowa Counties. EDP Renewables North America completed its first repowering project at the Blue Canyon II Wind Farm, … Read More

Leeward Renewable Energy repowers and expands Illinois wind farm

Leeward Renewable Energy successfully repowered the Crescent Ridge Wind Project in Tiskilwa, Illinois. The 54.4-MW Crescent Ridge repower included decommissioning nine turbines, repowering 24 legacy turbines and constructing four new Vestas turbines. “We are pleased that our Crescent Ridge project … Read More

185-MW Glacier Sands wind project reaches commercial operations in Illinois

Cordelio Power‘s 185-MW Glacier Sands wind project has reached commercial operations. The project, located in Mason County, Illinois, is composed of 43 Vestas V150-4.3 wind turbines and will sell 100% of its renewable energy under a 15-year contract with Microsoft. … Read More

Hyundai Heavy Industries receives testing approval for floating offshore wind foundation

Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection, and certification service, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for its design and development of “Hi-Float,” a floating offshore wind turbine foundation. Credit: Hyundai Heavy Industries Based on HHI’s … Read More