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2010-12-28 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens has received its largest onshore wind turbine order to date, for 258 of its SWT-2.3-101 units, which will be installed at three MidAmerican Energy Company wind projects in Iowa for a combined capacity of 593 megawatts. This major order provides further evidence of the long-term future of the U.S. renewable energy market and positions Siemens for ongoing growth in the U.S. Most recently, Siemens Energy celebrated the official opening of...

2010-12-20 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Here Enterprises, Inc. (Pink Sheets: HRTE) today announced the Company is developing its first wind farm in order to meet the growing need for clean energy. In its 2010 International Energy Outlook, the United States Department of Energy projects global energy consumption will increase 49% by 2035. Here Enterprises believes wind can play an integral role in meeting rising electricity demand while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions....

2010-12-14 09:41:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Wind, a leader in wind measurement systems for the wind energy industry, made its 30th year in business its strongest ever, with record growth, new products and a major expansion of sales channels worldwide. Second Wind surpassed its 10,000th shipment of the Nomad 2 wind resource data logger in June 2010, making it one of the most widely used wind data solutions of its kind globally. Nomad loggers are now deployed on seven...

2010-12-08 14:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In line with its ongoing U.S. manufacturing expansion efforts, Siemens Energy celebrated the official opening of its new wind turbine nacelle assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, today. This is an important milestone in Siemens' growth strategy in the U.S., further demonstrating the company's stated commitment to U.S. investment and its confidence in the long-term future of the U.S. renewable energy market. See video from Siemens at:...

2010-12-07 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is leveraging its ownership of the Top of the World Windpower Project in operation near Casper, Wyoming, to finance continued investments in renewable power. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS), a Duke Energy Commercial Businesses unit that develops and owns renewable power assets, secured roughly $231 million in non-recourse credit...

2010-12-03 02:00:00

HUTCHINSON, Kan., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In line with its ongoing U.S. manufacturing expansion efforts, Siemens Energy celebrated the official opening of its new wind turbine nacelle assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, today. This is an important milestone in Siemens' growth strategy in the U.S., further demonstrating the company's stated commitment to U.S. investment and its confidence in the long-term future of the U.S. renewable energy market. (Logo:...

2010-10-27 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Pattern Energy Group LP today announced its Hatchet Ridge Wind project in Burney, California has completed construction and is now operational. The 101.2 megawatt (MW) wind energy project will produce energy equivalent to the annual energy use of 44,000 California homes and is the only large-scale wind project in California to reach operation this year. Pattern held an opening ceremony today to celebrate the commencement of operations at Hatchet...

2010-10-22 05:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- From the wind-swept plains of eastern Colorado to the inner city neighborhoods of Kansas City, citizens and businesses across America are devoting scarce resources to producing renewable energy. They are sharing their triumphs and frustrations with Tom Weis, who today announced his website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter programs chronicling the "Ride for Renewables." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100913/SF63407) (Photo:...

2010-10-11 09:04:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy's Top of the World Windpower Project near Casper, Wyo., is now on line and producing clean, renewable electricity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) The 200-megawatt (MW) wind farm, located in Converse County, supplies wind energy to PacifiCorp under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement. The 110 wind turbines that comprise...

2010-09-24 03:00:00

GREAT FALLS, Mont., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy and energy storage group, Gaelectric, has today (Friday) announced that it has successfully raised $18 million to book 960 MW of transmission capacity for its wind energy developments in Montana, USA. Gaelectric North America has announced that the funds raised have been placed on deposit with transmission system operators, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and NorthWestern Energy (NWE), to book transmission capacity on...


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