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3 years 11 months ago

Vestas sells more wind generators

Vestas has received an order for 44 wind turbines to be installed near American Falls, Idaho for Ridgeline Energy. "We look forward to working with Ridgeline on its Rockland wind energy project," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. "Ridgeline is a highly respected and experienced developer of commercial-scale...

4 years 1 month ago

Sacramento buys 55 wind turbines from Vestas

DENVER (AP) - Vestas American Wind Technology Inc. says the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has ordered 55 wind turbines from it for a project near Rio Vista, Calif. Vestas said Thursday that the utility's 128-megawatt order includes a service and maintenance agreement that will last up to 15 years....

4 years 4 months ago

Vestas lands big contract

WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) - Vestas Wind Systems says it has received its largest order for wind turbines for a single site, and a majority of the parts will be manufactured in Colorado. The Danish company said Wednesday that it received an order for 190 turbines for Terra-Gen's Alta Wind...

4 years 5 months ago

New wind energy: turning wind into fertilizer

Researchers in Minnesota soon will produce fertilizer from the wind. Work is beginning on a nearly $4 million project that uses wind power from a towering turbine to produce anhydrous ammonia, a common nitrogen-based fertilizer. The fertilizer produced at the test plant at the University of Minnesota in Morris...

4 years 6 months ago

Nonprofits find ways to pay for renewable energy

Schools and other nonprofits who want to start using renewable energy don't always have the money to buy solar panels or build wind turbines. That's where companies like Boulder, Colo.-based NexGen Energy Partners come in. The companies build and maintain onsite wind and solar systems for customers, sparing them construction...

4 years 7 months ago

China overtakes Germany in wind power

Global wind energy producers say China last year overtook Germany as the world's second largest producer of wind power behind the United States. The Global Wind Energy Council, which represents companies that make and manage wind power stations, says China's rapid drive to install wind turbines brought its total power...

4 years 7 months ago

New wind farm planned in eastern Colorado

An Xcel Energy Inc. company has agreed to buy power from a new wind farm in eastern Colorado that will bring up to 200 construction jobs. Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. based in Broomfield announced Wednesday that it will begin construction on Cedar Point Wind farm in Lincoln and Elbert...

4 years 9 months ago

China doubles wind power in single year

China doubled the amount of energy generated from windmills last year, a report from the global wind industry said Wednesday. The Global Wind Energy Council, which represents companies that make and manage wind power stations, said the sector grew rapidly last year - with total wind capacity up 31...

4 years 10 months ago

Growing green jobs

Green is growing in Colorado. Green collar jobs are showing growth. The state has been working to attract large new energy companies with high tech and manufacturing jobs. According to the Governor's Office the effort has brought around 17,000 jobs to the state over the past three years. ...

4 years 10 months ago

Democrats want to raise renewable energy standard

Democratic state lawmakers want to increase the amount of electricity coming from renewable sources. Under current law, investor-owned utilities must get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources like wind and solar energy by 2020. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that he is backing planned legislation requiring them to...

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