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2009-07-07 10:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers, ranchers and rural business owners have until July 31, 2009 to apply for the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants. The grants provide funds to purchase and install small wind turbines (or other renewable energy systems). Farmers, ranchers and rural business owners are eligible for grants to cover 25% of the total installed cost of the small wind turbine system. These USDA grants, when used in conjunction with the Federal...

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2009-05-07 15:15:00

More than 17,000 attendees and more than 1,200 exhibitors have gathered in Chicago this month for the world's largest conference of wind energy leaders. "Wind energy accounted for almost 50 percent of the new generation capacity added in the US last year," said Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) "Clean energy, energy independence, that's what wind energy is all about, and it is the future of the United States." Darrin Russell of Southwest Windpower explained how...

2009-05-05 14:00:00

First Commercial-Scale Urban Wind Power System for Rooftop Use Customers With Small Footprints, Moderate Wind Can Expect Short Payback AKRON, Ohio, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Energy Technologies LLC, a privately held company founded in 2006, announces the launch of WindCube(R), a 60kW rooftop wind turbine designed for on-site power generation by commercial and industrial power users in urban and suburban locations. The turbine, which captures and amplifies the wind, fills a previously...

2009-04-30 14:12:00

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine on Display as 'Green' Technology on Emmy Award-Winning Reality Show RENO, Nev., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In its network television debut, the Windspire(R) wind turbine, (www.mariahpower.com), a residential and commercial wind power appliance, was installed at the latest "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" project in Indianapolis for the show's season finale. ABC's award-winning show selected the Windspire wind turbine as the green technology because of its unique...

2009-04-27 11:27:00

DETROIT, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wayne State University has erected a Franklin Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) -- the first small wind energy turbine of its kind in North America -- atop the university's Engineering Technology Building. Mounted on a mast that extends the unit 30 feet into the air, the VAWT's 5kW of electrical energy will initially power the computer lab in the 20,000-square-foot building. The Franklin wind turbine, developed by Vbine Energy, costs roughly...

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2009-04-22 14:54:32

City authorities in Paris are planning to take advantage of the strong winds which sometimes sweep high points, such as Montmartre, by building small wind turbines into one of the world's most famous skylines. "We are not talking of big models like those we see in the countryside. We are in Paris and we musn't disfigure the landscape," Denis Baupin, a deputy mayor in charge of sustainable development, told Le Parisien newspaper. There was not anyone at Paris townhall that was immediately...

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2009-02-16 11:50:00

Wind turbine companies are hoping to put smaller turbines in more domestic settings, like on top of homes and garages, the New York Times reported. Such smaller turbines can be put on rooftops, where the electricity they generate goes straight to the home's circuit box. Homeowners can then watch the needle on their electricity meter turn backward instead of forward, reducing their utility bills while using a renewable resource. Dave Anderson, co-director of Renewable Devices in Edinburgh,...

2008-11-03 06:00:19

CHICO, CA, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative energy used to be an expensive option and far from reach for many homeowners, but now a new manufacturer of quality wind turbines is picking up speed and bringing affordable systems to farmers, homeowners and small businesses. ReDriven Power Inc. and its network of 40 dealers across North America, has seen a demand for low-cost turbines as more people strive to save money and counter rising utility bills. "When green energy as a concept started...

2008-10-29 12:00:24

Southwest Windpower, the leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, played a leadership role in the passage of new legislation creating a federal-level tax credit for qualified small wind turbines -- a significant leap for the small wind industry as a whole. This legislation marks the first federal incentive for small wind systems since 1985. On Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, H.R. 1424 was passed which included a new federal-level investment tax...

2008-10-21 09:00:47

As part of an initiative to develop the Canadian small wind turbine market, GWS Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: GWSI), an alternative energy company developing and marketing solar and wind-powered renewable energy products and solutions, has sent a representative to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)'s Fast Forward to Wind Conference and Trade Show, which is being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, British Columbia, from October 19-22, 2008. Canada's largest renewable energy...


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