Shell, Simply Blue Partner to Develop Floating Wind Farm off Irish Coast

Shell has signed an agreement with Simply Blue Energy, an early stage marine project developer of sustainable floating wind, wave energy and aquaculture projects, to acquire a 51% share of their Simply Blue Energy Kinsale venture, which was set up … Read More

Wind Energy Tops Coal, Natural Gas in Southwest Power Pool

In 2020, Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional transmission organization, became the first grid operator to have wind as its number-one fuel source – outpacing the integration of coal and natural gas. “Maintaining reliability with this large amount of wind … Read More

Clearway Awards EPC Contract for West Virginia Wind Farm

Clearway Energy Group, a developer and operator of clean energy projects, has selected the Bechtel-Reed & Reed joint venture to build its Black Rock wind farm in Grant and Mineral counties, W. Va. The new wind farm represents a nearly … Read More

Onshore Wind Offers Economy-Boosting Opportunities to Rural U.S.

In the next decade, rural communities have a significant opportunity to strengthen and diversify their local economies by embracing and actively engaging in the ongoing renewable energy transition, according to a recently released report from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). … Read More

Vineyard Wind Gives BOEM Green Light to Resume Permitting Process

Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind development company, has notified the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that the company is rescinding its December 2020 request to withdraw the construction and operations plan (COP) for Vineyard Wind 1, allowing the federal … Read More

Flash Technology Launches New Line of Aviation Obstruction Light

Flash Technology, a company that specializes in aids-to-navigation (AtoN) solutions, has launched the FTS 350i LED aviation obstruction light. An economical option for wind turbine applications, the FTS 350i was designed to withstand the harsh environments encountered on wind farms. … Read More

Europe Touts Record-Breaking Year in Renewable Generation

Europe has recorded its greenest electricity year ever in 2020. For the first time, more electricity was generated from renewables than from fossil fuels. Renewables accounted for 38% of Europe’s electricity mix in 2020 – compared with only 37% for … Read More

MHI, Partners Sign Letter of Intent to Produce Hydrogen from Wind

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Shell, Vattenfall and Wärme Hamburg have signed a letter of intent unveiling plans to jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar power at Vattenfall’s Moorburg power plant site in Hamburg, Germany, and utilize the hydrogen in … Read More

Orsted Trust Fund Supports Burgeoning New Jersey Offshore Wind Industry

The trustees of Ørsted’s Pro-NJ Grantor Trust Fund have unveiled details of the fund and the process to apply.  The $15 million private fund was established by Ørsted following the selection of its Ocean Wind offshore wind farm project by … Read More

​DOE Funds GE Research to Accelerate Wind Generator Development

A multi-disciplinary team of engineers at GE’s research lab in Niskayuna, N.Y., has been awarded $20.3 million in follow-on funding by the DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office to accelerate the design and testing of a new superconducting wind generator. GE … Read More