Posts Tagged ‘Wind’

Kirby Mercer says progress still being made on offshore wind…

Last summer, Kirby Mercer said he and his partners needed an offtake agreement by the end of 2017 or key investors might lose interest in his offshore wind energy project. Two months into 2018, there is no such agreement with government, the utilities and potential customers for the power generated, but Mercer says things are […]

Wind projects offer real benefit to this area

Perry White's Jan. 29 commentary, “A Road Map for Wind Farm Opposition,” is disheartening in that he assumes all readers want to oppose wind projects. Look to the town of Sheldon where residents paid zero local taxes for eight years because wind revenue funded the entire town budget. View full post on Wind Power News

Congress restored an investment tax credit for small wind and other alternative energy sources

But Mike Bergey, president and CEO of Norman-based Bergey Windpower, is hopeful that will change, thanks in part to Congress' restoration of an investment tax credit for such systems. Bergey said sales of his company's 10 kilowatt turbine peaked in 2012 at about $8 million, when it built and sold about 300 of them for […]

Underwater video shows marine life growing at wind farm

Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm – a five-turbine operation off Rhode Island's waters. The American Wind Energy Association, an industry trade group, says the roughly two-minute clip it posted on YouTube this week shows the potential for […]

Installed wind power capacity in EU breaks record

Brussels, Feb 13 : Wind power capacity in the European Union touched 169 gigawatts in 2017, an increase of 20 per cent compared to the previous year, breaking an earlier record, according to an annual report released on Tuesday. Of the new wind capacity, 12.5 GW was from onshore plants and 3.1 GW from offshore, […]

Town of Yates opposes wind power project

Orleans County's Yates Town Board has voted to oppose a wine turbine project that would place 71 turbines in that town and the adjoining town of Somerset in Niagara County. Apex Clean Energy's Lighthouse Wind project, which would create enough energy to power 53,000 homes, has been in the works at least four years. View […]

World’s soon-to-be largest offshore wind farm just began…

For all of their apparent benefits, it should be no surprise to anyone why many countries have decided to go all in for wind energy by building massive wind farms. Soon, the world's largest offshore wind farm will finally be in operation. View full post on Wind Power News

Offshore Wind Power Market (Turbine, Substructure, and Electrical…

Offshore Wind Power Market is expected to grow from an estimated USD +27.01 Billion in 2017 to USD +55.10 Billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of +15.31% from 2017 to 2022. Renewables in the power generation mix, energy efficiency mandates demanding carbon emission reduction, and government incentives supporting renewable energy deployment. View full post on […]

Bill proposes taxing solar, increasing wind tax in Wyoming

Legislation has been proposed to increase Wyoming's tax on wind production and impose a new tax on utility-scale solar facilities. House Bill 118 is sponsored by Republican Rep. Thomas Crank, of Kemmerer. View full post on Wind Power News

Oklahoma’s abundance of wind and natural gas help generate power for much of the nation’s midsection

The Western Farmers-owned Pine Ridge solar generation facility, near Apache, was brought online about a year ago. The cooperative has built various solar generating facilities during the past 18 months to study how they can incorporate that form of power generation into its portfolio. View full post on Wind Power News