The Ohio Power Siting Board has granted RES Americas approval to merge its two-part Hog Creek project into a single wind farm. The resulting project will feature 30 Vestas V110 2.2-megawatt turbines for a total capacity of 66.7 MW.
Whirlpool has begun construction of a wind farm at its factory in Marion, Ohio. The three-turbine project featuring Goldwind 1.5-megawatt machines is expected to provide about 19% of the site's total electricity needs.
E.ON has unveiled plans to build a 228-megawatt wind farm in Texas that will feature 76 Nordex AW125/3000 machines, according to the company. It added that the Bruenning's Breeze project would mark its 22nd wind farm in the US.
Broadwind Energy has received $23 million in new turbine orders that it says it will begin producing at its Manitowoc, Wis., and Abilene, Texas, factories. "Both of our tower manufacturing facilities are operating consistently, and a good portion of our 2017 capacity is under contract," President and CEO Stephanie Kushner said.
Apple has entered into a deal with Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology to partner on a variety of wind development projects. Observers say the deal supports Apple's goal of sourcing 100% of its total electricity needs from renewables.
China General Nuclear Power has agreed to purchase 14 wind farms in Ireland owned by Gaelectric, according to the companies. Gaelectric CEO Barry Gavin said the profits would be used to finance other renewable energy projects and reduce debt.
When President-elect Donald Trump touts an "all of the above energy" strategy, what this should also mean is "all of the above jobs," including those centered in wind, solar and nuclear, writes Sarah Hunt, director of the Center for Innovation and Technology. "By embracing energy policies that rely on markets versus executive fiat to pick 'winners and losers,' President-elect Trump can spur job creation across America's energy resources," she writes.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has approved a plan to phase out support for wind, solar and geothermal energy once renewables become more viable. The Netherlands' government said that its offshore wind industry would be established enough to operate without federal support by 2026.
A team of Washington State University students is addressing a major obstacle facing vehicles employing hydrogen fuel cells: where to fill up. The team is working on a modular design for refueling stations to cut down on costs.
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