Wind Energy Delivers Record Construction Numbers: A leading choice in many regions for new electric capacity

Wind energy continued its forward march in 2013 as an ever-growing piece of the mainstream U.S. electricity mix, with a record number of projects and generating capacity under construction by...

Twelve States Produced 80% of US Wind Power in 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s new “Today in Energy” brief took a look at where wind power is generated in the United States... In 2013, 12 states accounted...

ILUC Unverifiable and Biofuels Economically Beneficial, Says IPCC

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) released their “Bioenergy and Climate Change Mitigation: An Assessment” report in that confirmed that biofuels...

Building-integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Hit Milestone

According to new industry data, a growing sector of the U.S. solar energy industry has reached a major milestone, with five million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors...

Scientists Come Up with Method of Reducing Solar Panel Glare

The glare from solar farms could be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists at Loughborough University. Researchers have developed a multi-layer anti-reflection (AR) coating for glass surfaces,...

Wind Energy Secures Significant CO2 Emission Reductions for the US

Rapid development of the U.S. wind energy industry has led to significant reductions in power sector carbon emissions. In 2013, the U.S. wind fleet reduced power sector emissions by 96 million...

National Solar Schools Consortium Aims to Bring Solar to Every School in America

Nonprofit organizations and solar companies from across the nation announced the launch of the National Solar Schools Consortium at the widely-attended National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)...

Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Passes Critical Test as Senate Finance Committee Sends Tax Extenders Bill to Floor

The renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) were included with bipartisan support, as the U.S. Senate Finance Committee reported out a tax extenders package...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Xcel Energy Named Number One Wind Provider for 10th Consecutive Year
April 18, 2014
For the tenth consecutive year, Xcel Energy has been named the country’s top wind energy provider, according to a newly released report from...
Samsung and Pattern Energy Complete Canada’s Largest Wind Project, South Kent Wind, On Schedule & On Budget
April 18, 2014
The largest wind project in Canada is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group Inc. has announced its...
Array Technologies Commissions Four Solar Tracking Sites in CaliforniaATI partners with Swinerton to Activate 63 MWdc in the California Desert
April 17, 2014
The leading solar tracking solutions company, Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), and nationally recognized construction firm Swinerton Renewable...
GameChange Receives Orders for 18 Roof Systems in US
April 16, 2014
GameChange Racking recently announced it has received orders for 18 Roof Systems in Missouri, New York, Virginia and Massachusetts. The customers...
First Wind to Sell Power from Planned Solar Project to Hawaiian Electric
April 16, 2014
First Wind, an independent renewable energy company that operates four wind projects in Hawai‘i, and Hawaiian Electric Company today...
SolarWorld Signs Supply Agreement with PetersenDean, Largest Privately Held US Roofing & Solar Company
April 16, 2014
SolarWorld, the largest US solar manufacturer for nearly 40 years, and PetersenDean, the nation’s largest privately held roofing and solar...
Siemens Canada Awarded First Wind Turbine Order and Service in Saskatchewan
April 11, 2014
Siemens Canada has further expanded its wind power footprint into the Province of Saskatchewan in partnership with Algonquin Power & Utilities...
Prowind Canada Chooses Senvion Turbines for Community Wind Farm
April 11, 2014
Prowind Canada, in partnership with the Oxford Community Energy Co-op (OCEC), has signed a contract with Senvion SE for the delivery of 10 MM92...
Microgrid Solar Completes Largest Single-building Solar Installation on any Missouri School, at MICDS
April 11, 2014
Placing 386 solar panels on the science building at MICDS was no small feat for Microgrid Solar.  This is the largest solar array...
German Wind Data Management to be Introduced in the United States
April 10, 2014
EWC Weather Consult GmbH, a German weather service provider who does business in numerous international markets, is now also bringing its complex...