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A leading offshore wind farm developer explains why the company is entering the U.S. wind power market

In a milestone for the U.S. offshore wind industry, DONG Energy is entering the U.S. offshore market – the company explained why in a panel at the leading wind energy conference in North America, the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition. Thomas Brostrøm, the Head of Markets & Pipeline at DONG Energy Wind Power, explained that … Continue reading A leading offshore wind farm developer explains why the company is entering the U.S. wind power market

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Top wind turbine manufacturers to discuss their expectations for future

If you’d like a good barometer reading of the wind energy industry, look no further than the companies at the end of the industry supply chain, the turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). That’s the premise behind a Closing General Session panel taking place this afternoon that has become a WINDPOWER staple and one of the … Continue reading Top wind turbine manufacturers to discuss their expectations for future

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New wind turbines to expand wind power to whole U.S.

The next-generation of larger wind turbines can unlock previously untapped wind resources in regions about one-fifth of the United States, making wind energy capable of generating electricity in all the 50 U.S. states, said a report released here Tuesday.   U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the Enabling Wind Power Nationwide at the opening session … Continue reading New wind turbines to expand wind power to whole U.S.

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Chinese companies eye U.S. wind power market

“After completing the construction of 14 wind turbines this year, Haizhuang plans to build 25 to 50 turbines in the United States next year,” said Yang Benxin, chairman of CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment at the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference and Exhibition. WINDPOWER 2015, the largest annual wind energy trade show in the western hemisphere, attracts … Continue reading Chinese companies eye U.S. wind power market

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Industry leaders: “Get the word out” about the power of wind energy

The wind energy industry must get across its good-news story to the nation and decisionmakers as it continues to drive down the cost of its product by as much as another 25 percent and push for appropriate and stable policy, industry leaders said at the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. “We are … Continue reading Industry leaders: “Get the word out” about the power of wind energy

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WINDPOWER offer visions of ‘Next Frontier’ for wind energy

Of several emerging possibilities, what’s going to dominate the next phase of U.S. wind power expansion? That’s the question attendees at a WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exposition session Tuesday afternoon were asked, following presentations from speakers arguing on behalf of: New transmission lines (Jayshree Desai, Clean Line Energy Partners) Low-wind-speed turbine technology (Brian Healer, RES … Continue reading WINDPOWER offer visions of ‘Next Frontier’ for wind energy

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New AWEA Board Chair: Time for presidential candidates to back American wind power for its economic benefits

Coming off a year in which the industry added 23,000 jobs and put $23 billion of private investment behind 100 wind projects, new AWEA Board Chair Mike Garland declared it’s time for the industry to start flexing its muscle. “From the smallest companies to the largest, we have a shared responsibility to make this vision … Continue reading New AWEA Board Chair: Time for presidential candidates to back American wind power for its economic benefits

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Wind energy to spread to U.S. 50 states

All 50 states could become wind energy producers, according to an Energy Department report released Tuesday, once the next generation of larger, taller turbines in development hits the market. More than 1,000 American wind turbines are already accessing higher wind resources with towers reaching 100 meters or more above the ground, rather than the 80 … Continue reading Wind energy to spread to U.S. 50 states

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Wind energy industry must exercise its muscle

One of a new “Windsights” series highlighting insights from the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition – in the words of the experts themselves. Michael Garland, President and CEO of Pattern Energy Group Inc. and the new AWEA Board of Directors Chair, will moderate the Wind Industry Leaders Panel at this morning’s general session. With all of the benefits … Continue reading Wind energy industry must exercise its muscle

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You can be an investor in a wind farm through new “YieldCos”

The clean energy industry has matured so much that you can now be an investor in wind and solar projects through so-called “YieldCos” that have gained popularity in recent years. By investing in YieldCos, you can help fund clean energy projects while benefiting from the long term cash flows they generate. What is a YieldCo? … Continue reading You can be an investor in a wind farm through new “YieldCos”

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New wind energy technology unlocks wind power development opportunity in all 50 states

New wind resource maps are showing the ability for advanced wind turbines to reach stronger winds higher above the ground, unlocking a previously untapped wind resource area that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says could eventually bring wind energy development to every state in America.     Figure 1. Land area achieving a minimum … Continue reading New wind energy technology unlocks wind power development opportunity in all 50 states

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Understanding the value of improved wind energy forecasts

One of a new “Windsights” series highlighting insights from the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition – in the words of the experts themselves. When considering the wind energy integration challenges faced by the industry just ten years ago, it is incredible to think where we are today. The main Texas grid system (ERCOT) regularly sets new wind … Continue reading Understanding the value of improved wind energy forecasts

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WINDPOWER 2015 launches in Orlando as wind energy industry elects new leadership

Just miles from where NASA launches rockets to explore the final frontier, wind power developers, manufacturers, workers, executives and more from around the world gather today for a four-day exploration into what’s next for wind energy in the U.S. The WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) kicks off this … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2015 launches in Orlando as wind energy industry elects new leadership

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An edifying moment for an aspiring videographer on wind energy

When I first decided to take part in Iberdrola Renewables’ “Why is wind energy important?” contest, I looked at it as just another video contest. I do video contests often, and I figured the concept that Iberdrola asked filmmakers to address was one that I could make a fairly decent video out of. That was … Continue reading An edifying moment for an aspiring videographer on wind energy

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Wind energy is a top-choice energy source

Most industry members and advocates know that wind power is a top-choice energy source. It’s affordable, it’s reliable, and it’s clean. But how does one impress that extraordinary combination of attributes upon the world? One speaker at the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition will shed some light on this question. Jonah Berger, Wharton School of … Continue reading Wind energy is a top-choice energy source

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O&M expenses present opportunity to lower cost of wind power

One of a new “Windsights” series highlighting insights from the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition – in the words of the experts themselves. A leading indication of wind energy’s impressive performance as a mainstream and competitive energy source is its continually lowering cost. The cost of wind energy dropped by over 50 percent between 2009 and 2013. … Continue reading O&M expenses present opportunity to lower cost of wind power

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