Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Limits on public comments to see vote next month #IL

By National Wind Watch PAXTON – It will be next month before the Ford County Board formalizes its public comments policy. On Monday night, the board defeated a resolution that would have limited individual public comments to three minutes apiece with a maximum public comment period of 30 minutes. In November, the board will vote…

New U.S. patent granted for floating marine wind turbine

By Michelle Froese A key patent for offshore floating wind turbines was recently issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. Patent 10,024,307 Floating Marine Wind Turbine is for floating foundations using a single vertical tube, ballasted at the bottom, with the tower projecting from the top — typically called “spar buoy.” The newly…

Borrego Solar to construct 2-MW solar array for Clif Bar’s Idaho bakery

By Kelly Pickerel Clif Bar Baking Company of Twin Falls, Idaho, has begun construction of the region’s largest onsite solar power system, which when completed next June will supply 30% of the 300,000-square-foot commercial bakery’s power annually from clean solar energy. The 2-MW system will feature five acres of ground-mounted solar panels and generate an…

BladeEdge adds new VP of Global Business Development to its team

By Michelle Froese BladeEdge’s new VP of Business Development, Rigo Murillo. BladeEdge, a provider of big data solutions for the wind industry, is pleased to announce a new Vice President of Global Business Development. Rigo Murillo brings decades of experience and a deep understanding of the wind industry to the BladeEdge team. “Rigo has a…

Why a cloud-based IoT platform is good for business

By Michelle Froese Written by Keri Gunther, IIoT and Computing Division ManagerMoxa The internet of things (IoT) provides wind-farm operators control to monitor and regulate much of a wind farm’s operation no matter how much distance separates the two. It also enables plant managers and manufacturers to track tools, equipment, and processes in a quick…

County gives approval for reinvestment zone #TX

By National Wind Watch After hearing from several county residents, Matagorda County Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the nomination of an area of the county designated as a reinvestment zone, with proposed zone area slated for a wind farm. Precinct 4 Commissioner Charles “Bubba” Frick voted against the measure. The formation of the reinvestment zone…

Wind farm applications halted until review #IL

By National Wind Watch The Morgan County Commission Board will not accept permit applications for any proposed wind farm projects until after the board has reviewed and potentially updated the county’s wind ordinance. Two companies – E.ON and Apex Clean Energy – are proposing wind farm projects in the eastern portion of the county near…

Lowther Hills turbine opposition advised #SCT

By National Wind Watch A council is being recommended to table an objection to revised proposals for a major wind farm in the Lowther Hills. The application is being considered directly by Scottish ministers because of the scale of the development. A report to Dumfries and Galloway Council said the scaled-back scheme had addressed some…

Apex’s claims simply don’t wash around here #NY

By National Wind Watch There is a power struggle taking place in Somerset and Yates regarding those who support the Lighthouse Wind project and the majority who oppose it. It is interesting to watch how Apex reps are doing it using age-old tactics. It seems that they’re taking a few pointers from Robert Greene’s The…

Allied Solar Products will distribute CertainTeed’s Solstice solar system

By Kelly Pickerel Allied Solar Products—a Beacon Roofing Supply company and one of the nation’s largest distributors of photovoltaic panels, inverters, mounting hardware and solar accessories—has partnered with CertainTeed to expand the distribution of its Solstice Solar System. Dave Jenkins, national vice president of solar for Allied Solar Products, noted his parent company’s long-standing relationship…

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