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Wind Sets New Record; Oil Sands Workers Ready For Renewables

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by Lauren Tyler, Feb 14, 2017
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Delaware State Opens Renewable Energy Education Center
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CWind Announces Expansion Of Offshore Wind Services
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GridShare Crowdfunding Platform Launches For Renewables Industry
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GridShare LLC has commenced operations as an independent crowdfunding platform to help renewable energy projects and cleantech companies raise capital. Through the platform, potential investors can peruse investment opportunities in a variety of renewable energy sectors. GridShare also intends to [Read More]
Vestas Lays Out Full-Year 2016 Results
February 10, 2017
For full-year 2016, Vestas is reporting a wind turbine order intake of 10,494 MW and a service order backlog valued at EUR 10.7 billion. In comparison, the company's wind turbine order intake was 8,943 MW in 2015, and the service [Read More]
How Did Wind Energy Perform Globally In 2016?
February 10, 2017
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for 2016, when total global installed wind capacity reached nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the U.S., Germany and India – with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey [Read More]
Women Of Wind Energy Names CohnReznick's Kaiga To Board
February 10, 2017
Elizabeth Kaiga, director within the renewable energy practice at CohnReznick LLP, has joined Women of Wind Energy's (WoWE) board of directors. In her role at CohnReznick, Kaiga leads business development initiatives. She has over 15 years of energy industry experience, [Read More]
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Castrol, Romax Partner For Wind Turbine Predictive Maintenance
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Creating a new joint venture dedicated to wind turbine predictive maintenance, Castrol, a global provider of lubricants, has teamed up with Romax Technology Ltd.'s InSight business, which offers predictive maintenance solutions. Castrol has taken a controlling interest in the InSight [Read More]
J.P. Morgan Goes Big On U.K. Wind Power
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Private equity firm Terra Firma has announced that J.P. Morgan Asset Management is purchasing the Infinis Group's onshore wind assets – one of the largest independently owned operating wind portfolios in the U.K. The portfolio has 343 MW of generating [Read More]
Canadian Company Supporting French Floating Offshore Wind
February 10, 2017
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Gamesa Wins Debut Order For New G126-2.625 MW Machine
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Gamesa has secured the first order for its new G126-2.625 MW turbine, a machine suited for areas with low wind speeds. The company has entered into an agreement with Thai developer Gunkul Engineering Public Co. Ltd. for the supply of [Read More]
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