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2008-10-15 08:00:00

By Jeff Martin SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Towering more than 12 stories above a school playground, a pair of wind turbines transform the gusts blowing over the lakes and ridges surrounding this northern Iowa town into power that provides about half of the school district's electrical needs. Students here can "look right out the back door" to see the giant turbines capture the wind and learn how they can produce power, Spirit Lake schools Superintendent Doug Latham says. More than 80 schools...

2008-09-29 09:00:49

GWS Technologies, Inc., (OTCBB: GWSI) an alternative energy company developing and marketing microgeneration solar and wind-powered renewable energy products and solutions, has joined with Golden Sheep Power, Inc. (GSPI), a Canadian company headquartered in Alberta, to distribute Small Wind Turbines, or SWTs, to Alberta's growing wind technology markets. The Canadian Wind Energy Association defines SWTs as wind turbines with rated capacities under 300 kilowatts. GSPI specializes in...

2008-09-18 06:00:38

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Machine tools - Equipment industry is available in its catalogue. World Turbines & Turbine Generator Sets Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p092543/World-Turbines--Turbine-Generator-Sets-Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Turbines & Turbine Generator Sets in Megawatts. The specific product segments analyzed are Hydraulic Turbines, Steam Turbines, Gas Turbines, Wind Turbines, and...

2008-09-15 12:00:30

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Renewable energies industry is available in its catalogue. http://www.reportlinker.com/p092101/Chinas-Wind-Power-Equipment-Research-Report-2008.html Based on the high oil prices and environmental pressures, developing new energy sources have become a direction of every countries' energy policy. Wind power as one of the most mature new energy has entirely supported by Chinese government and the development of wind...

2008-09-05 12:00:35

By Kate Galbraith With the California blackouts of 2001 still a painful memory, Chris Beaudoin wants to generate some of his own electricity. He marveled the other day at how close he was to that goal, gazing at two new wind turbines atop his garage roof. They will soon be hooked to the power grid. "I don't care about how much it costs," said Beaudoin, a flight attendant with United Airlines. That would be $5,000 a turbine, an expense Beaudoin is unlikely to recoup in electricity savings...

2008-09-05 06:00:20

Helix Wind, a manufacturer of small wind turbines, has signed a firm sales agreement with Energy Development Argentina, a renewable energy distributor in Argentina. The agreement, which provides for the purchase of at least 1,500 units over the next three years, reflects the growing demand for renewable energy solutions in South America, and the increasing cost of petroleum-based mobile power generation. Ian Gardner, CEO of Helix Wind, said: "The flexibility of the Helix platform makes it...

2008-09-02 06:00:21

RWE Innogy has announced that it is taking a minority shareholding and making a GBP6 million capital injection into Quiet Revolution, a small wind turbine company based in London. It is reported that, Quiet Revolution's flagship product, the 6kW QR5, is a vertical axis wind turbine especially suited for local energy production in built-up areas which can be installed either on buildings or as a stand-alone turbine. The triple-helix-shaped wind turbines are five meters high and just over...

2008-08-28 18:00:46

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben B. Boothe Sr., CEO of Fort Worth, Texas-based Wind, Inc., a wind turbine distribution enterprise, has announced that the company has secured a U.S. distribution agreement to market and sell commercial and residential wind turbines based on state-of-the-art European and Japanese technology. Wind, Inc. says wind turbines -- effective as alternatives to traditional energy sources for commercial and residential consumers -- are in short supply...

2008-08-28 06:01:04

By John G. Edwards By JOHN G. EDWARDS REVIEW-JOURNAL The electric company, which for several years has provided financial incentives to homeowners who install solar power systems, will start doing the same for home wind turbines in a few days. Nevada Power Co. of Las Vegas and affiliate Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno are offering rebates of $2.50 per watt for wind turbines, based on the turbine's electricity production capacity. The maximum rebate for each customer would be $25,000....

2008-08-22 12:00:46

On the heels of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's call to generate more power in his city with wind, a California company that makes roof-top wind turbines is offering the City of New York a free wind turbine to demonstrate that such technology exists and is ready to be deployed today. Marquiss Wind Power, an innovator in developing and deploying roof-top wind turbine technology, today offered to deliver and set up a roof-top wind turbine in New York City. In a letter sent this...


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