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Lack of funds in future DECC auctions could derail UK offshore wind industry

By Katherine Steiner-Dicks Précis: FCBI (LONDON) The United Kingdom’s offshore wind industry fears that insufficient funds are being set aside for future CfD allocation rounds, which could derail the developments’ scale and cost reduction targets. Results of the May 7th elections will largely decide the sector’s fate. By Katherine Steiner-Dicks The UK is taking the lead for number of turbines… Read more →

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SunEdison Adds Batteries to Its Arsenal with Acquisition of Solar Grid Storage

By Meg Cichon, Associate Editor, The renewable energy market has been slowly strengthening ties with energy storage, and it now seems to be tying a secure knot. Wind and solar developer SunEdison announced today that it bought the energy storage team, projects and 100-MW pipeline of Pennsylvania-based Solar Grid Storage (SGS). Source:: Read more →

Windfarms now visible from half of Scotland

By National Wind Watch Wind turbines can now be seen from almost half of all places in Scotland, according to the latest figures from the government’s nature agency. The new Scottish Natural Heritage report shows the scale of areas affected has more than doubled in the past five years from 19.9 per cent in 2008 to 45.9 per cent in… Read more →

Backers of South Dakota wind project say opposition is surprising #SD

By National Wind Watch A project that one day could lead to hundreds of wind turbines dotted across the farmland of southern Lincoln County, S.D., met strong opposition from neighbors worried about property values and health effects. A proposal to install five meteorological test towers was denied Feb. 17 by the Lincoln County Planning and Zoning Commission. Investors with Dakota… Read more →