Monthly Archives: August 2015

A North Dakota town is going back to wind power basics

  Before wind turbines ever existed, wind power started as a method of pumping water or milling grain in Persia, as early as 500 A.D. To read more about the history of wind turbines, check out our blog post on … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 27, 2015 |

Nebraska wind power supporters hope to pass Bill LB423

  Wind energy supporters in Nebraska are hoping their senate will pass Bill L423 which will ‘enhance the state-level production tax credit for renewable electric generation facilities’.   Under the new bill, the owner of the wind power project would … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 24, 2015 |

DOE Distributed Wind Report: Sales grew by 6.1MW in the US

  The DOE just released its 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report with some interesting findings. The distributed wind reached a total capacity of 1GW in the US this past year. However, the small and mid-sized wind turbine sales only grew … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 20, 2015 |

How wind energy benefits less windy states like Arkansas

  Although some states have less than ideal wind speeds to support wind energy generation, many can still be a hub for domestic manufacturing and power purchase agreements (PPA).   According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), the country’s … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 17, 2015 |

Greater Sudbury could be the next large wind farm site in Ontario

  A 150MW wind farm is proposed for the area of Garson-Falconbridge, a part of Greater Sudbury. According to the Community Engagement Plan (CEP), the project is referred to as the Falconbridge Wind Farm Project and is ‘expected to include … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 13, 2015 |

Positive trends for wind energy are reported in the Wind Technologies Market Report

  The US Department of Energy (DOE) just released its 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report this month and the results show a promising trend in the wind industry.   According to the study, wind energy supports 73,000 jobs, which is … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 11, 2015 |

Germany breaks its own renewable energy record

  On July 25, Germany had produced a record breaking 78% of its electricity demands through solar, wind and other renewable sources thanks to unusually high winds close to their wind farm sites around the country. Back in May 2014 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 6, 2015 |

An island in Alaska is 99% powered by renewables like wind energy

  Kodiak, Alaska has been able to generate almost all of its electricity from renewable power sources including wind energy, since 2014. The Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) has invested more than $60 million on renewables to lower their dependence on … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 3, 2015 |