In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

Renewable Energy World
New Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center Integrates Wind Power as part of Energy-Conscious Design
Five small wind turbines are among energy-conscious features of the new Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center dedicated today. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, along with other state officials, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the 27,000 square foot, $12 million project, which houses a visitor welcome center, rest area facilities and Wyoming Office of Tourism offices.

John O’Groat Journal
Small-scale turbine plan being ‘slipped under the radar’
Highland Council planners have been accused of trying to slip small-scale wind farms under the radar in an effort to meet Scottish Government targets of producing all the country’s electricity through renewables by 2020.

Report Herald
Vestas Wind Systems lays off 200 workers at its Windsor blade factory
Wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems made it largest Colorado job cut Thursday, laying off about 200 workers at its Windsor blade plant. The cut represents 29 percent of the plant’s workforce. Vestas also had laid off workers at plants in Brighton and Pueblo.

Center for American Progress
Wind Power Helps to Lower Electricity Prices
Here’s something that shouldn’t surprise anyone: A company that benefits from high power prices is lobbying for policies that would raise power prices for consumers. What should surprise everyone, however, is the sheer audacity of their effort: using a deeply flawed study to argue that tax incentives for wind power are “distortionary” while arguing for the exact same incentives for their preferred technologies.

Skystream Hybrid 6 Doubles Down on Renewable Energy, Integrates Solar Panels with Wind Turbine
By integrating solar panels onto a pole-mounted Skystream 3.7 wind turbine, the Hybrid 6 diversifies renewable energy production for the homeowner and helps to even out the effects of daily and seasonal changes in wind speeds and solar exposure.

HuffPost Green (blog)
Australia’s Greenough River Solar Farm Opens Amid Renewable Target Debate
Australia switched on its first utility-scale solar farm on Wednesday, bringing a small step closer to achieving ambitious renewable energy use targets that traditional coal and gas power producers are now fighting to soften.

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