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Texas wind farm undergoes upgrade


S&C Electric Co. was awarded a $2.6 million contract by Sweetwater Wind to upgrade a portion of the 585 MW wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas.

GE contracts 1 GW of wind turbines, unveils newest offering


After the extension of the Production Tax Credit on January 1, 2013, GE’s renewable energy unit said it has signed 1 GW of U.S. wind turbine orders as of May 6.

Wind Turbine Lubrication and Maintenance: Protecting Investments in Renewable Energy


Like any other piece of major equipment in the power industry, wind turbines represent a large investment for the companies that rely on them to generate both electricity and revenue.

North American Utilities Commit to Reliable, Affordable Wind Energy


Wind energy's contributions of clean power in North America in 2012 grew significantly.

Invenergy buys GE wind turbine with battery storage


Invenergy purchased three GE 2.5-120 wind turbines as part of an 86-turbine deal with GE for a wind farm in Texas

Wind power project in Ontario breaks ground


Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group broke ground on the 270 MW South Kent Wind project in Ontario.

Finavera Wind Energy finalizes $28mn sale of wind projects to Pattern Energy


Finavera Wind Energy Inc. has announced the completion of the sale of two of its wind power projects for $28 million to Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC.

Mass Megawatts launches campaign for first profitable quarter in 15-year history


Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc. launched an effort Monday to be profitable in the fiscal year ending April 30, 2014 for the first time in the company’s 15-year history.

Global marketplace and clearinghouse created for U.S. wind industry


Consulting firm Totaro & Associates launched a global marketplace and central clearinghouse for the wind industry to buy, sell or license intellectual property (IP) and technology.

Broadwind Energy signs $34mn wind tower order


Broadwind Energy Inc. received a $34 million order for towers from an unnamed U.S. wind manufacturer.

Alstom to build hybrid-style wind energy tower for German company


Alstom signed a memorandum of understanding with Max Bögl Wind AG, a wind energy project planner and builder based in Germany.

Joint venture adds two wind power projects in Mexico to portfolio


Renovalia Energy and the First Reserve Energy Infrastructure Fund of First Reserve are adding two wind power plants in southern Mexico to the joint venture’s portfolio.

AWEA names Kiernan as new CEO


The Board of Directors for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Tom Kiernan as the new chief executive officer effective May 28.

DOE: New battery could help solar and wind power the grid


Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life "flow" battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.

Duke plans to reach 6,000 MW of renewable energy by 2020


Duke Energy has released its most recent sustainability report, which lists a goal of increasing the company’s renewable portfolio and reaching 6,000 MW of wind, solar and biomass power capacity by 2020 among its other goals.

Georgia Power purchases 250 MW of wind energy


Georgia Power signed an agreement with EDP Renewables North America to add 250 MW  of wind energy to its portfolio.

LEEDCo introduces pledge to support offshore wind power


The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. is allowing the Northeast Ohio community the opportunity to show support for offshore wind power in the area by pledging to buy a portion of their future power needs from offshore wind projects.

GE, Vestas tie as leading wind turbine maker


GE and Vestas Wind Systems A/S tied as the leading global wind turbine producer.

TVA officials guarded, tense amid talks of federal divesture


Top officials of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) gathered Thursday for a meeting described by local media as “tense” amid the revelation that the federal government is considering privatizing the storied utility.

Colorado wind power project to add 14 turbines


The Colorado Highlands wind power project, which opened in 2012, will add 14 turbines to expand from 67 MW to 91 MW.