U.S. wind power
Worldwide wind power grew once again in 2011, according to the latest research from the Worldwatch Institute. Unsurprisingly, China was the catalyst behind last year's growth.
The North American wind industry is about to enter a renaissance period, according to a new report published by Pike Research.
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 150 MW of wind turbines from a client in the United States the company said Tuesday.
Chicago-based E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, a subsidiary of E.ON AG (Xetra: EOAN) of Germany, one of the world’s largest energy companies, this week announced it ordered 112 of Vestas' V100-1.8 MW turbines for an undisclosed American wind-energy project. The specific model of turbines is designed to provide maximum capture of wind at lower speeds.
Consumers Energy, a Michigan-based utility, has received approval for its special land use application from the Mason County Planning Commission. This approval will move the company closer toward constructing its 100 megawatt Lake Winds Energy Park.