Renewable Energy

DOE Establishes Wind Regional Resource Centers

On March 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced six Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers, selected through a competitive process administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Northeast Wind Resource Center, operated by the Clean Energy Group

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Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind

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To Test or Not to Test: That is the Question

By Clarkson University Blade Test Facility and the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technologies To test or not to test: that is the question. Is it worthwhile to proactively perform third-party structural testing on wind turbine blades to deliver

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Commerce Department Awards Grant to DWEA to Develop SMART Wind Consortium

Group to craft technology Roadmap The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) recently awarded a two-year grant to the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) to form a consortium of distributed wind energy equipment manufacturers, suppliers, customers

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10th Annual Small Wind Conference Celebrates Decade of Small Wind Gatherings

Once again, the Small Wind Conference lived up to its reputation as the premier small wind event in the United States, with people attending from 26 of the United States, as well as eight other countries. A total of 89

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OREGON: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Installs Wind Turbine

The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, a nonprofit located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon, installed a new 50 kW Endurance E-3120 wind turbine in March 2014. The system is the first installation of its kind

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Virginia seeks public comment on Energy Plan

Source: IREC The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy is currently seeking public input regarding the development of the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which must be submitted to the General Assembly by 10/1/2014. DMME is currently collecting public input

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LBL Releases Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of RPSs

Source: Lawrence Berkeley Lab Renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies are in place in more than half of all U.S. states and have played a critical role in driving renewable energy deployment over the past decade.  In many states, however, fierce

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The Federal Government Announces Biggest Clean Energy Boost Since the Stimulus

Source: Greentech Media The biggest policy boost for clean energy during President Obama’s second term isn’t coming from the Department of Energy or from Congress — it’s coming from the Environmental Protection Agency. This morning, the EPA finally announced plans to slash

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21st Year IREC to Recognize Best in Nation

The search is on for 2014′s candidates for the prestigious IREC 3iAwards for Information, Innovation, and Inspiration! The annual awards honor the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a few new features that will elevate the exposure of both candidates and award winners. Apply by 7/23.

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