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  • wl2win1 wl2win1 Apr 25, 2008 7:34 PM Flag

    Wind outlook for 2008

    Also there is quite a few paragraphs on the need for tranmission lines replacement. Also about 4/5 down on the right you will see that Dewind with Cptc listed as a new turbine player.Great read. Many roads lead to Cptc and Dewind.IMHO when this stock takes off it will burst though some of the old highs faster than ever before.Has anyone else noticed how close to the vest Cptc has played their PRs
    AS in poland nothing about it until completed, when i asked James about he said the Polish Gov. didn't want it released until they were done with the Project. I wonder if they have more going on in Poland than we currently know about.
    James had also said the same thing about the install in Chile for the worlds highest elevation install of their D8.2.
    They also seemed to keep the Sweetwater install a secret until very late.

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    • April 24, 2008, 9:23AM
      Group says wind energy an economic boon in Ohio

      By JOHN McCARTHY Associated Press Writer
      © 2008 The Associated Press

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      COLUMBUS, Ohio — Environmental advocates are seeing dollar signs in the hundreds of windmills they envision sprouting on the Ohio landscape, thanks to the commitment to renewable resources in the state's new energy plan.

      Gov. Ted Strickland proposed that Ohio utilities be required to have 12.5 percent of their total power portfolio come from renewable resources, such as wind, solar and water, by 2025. The House version of Strickland's bill spells out the percentages each utility must achieve each year, beginning in 2009, when they must draw 0.25 percent from renewables.

      The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved changes the House made, sending it to Strickland, who likely will sign it next week.

      The 12.5 percent requirement translates into an investment of at least $12 billion in wind energy installations, according to the American Wind Energy Association, an industry trade group. Most of the wind farms would be in Ohio, a key to Strickland's desire for homegrown power sources, the association said.

      A study last year by the advocacy group Environment Ohio found that if the state's utilities' use of wind power jumped to 20 percent by 2020, it would create the equivalent of 3,100 jobs and would put about $8.2 billion into Ohio's economy. Property owners also would profit by leasing their land for wind farms, the group said.

      Renewable energy delivery systems could be made in abandoned factories, closed because of the slide in Ohio's manufacturing economy, Environment Ohio Director Erin Bowser said.

      "We basically looked at what would happen if we met our need for electricity with wind energy rather than stay the course," Bowser said. "There already more than 100 companies based in Ohio that in some way, shape or form are creating (energy) jobs."

      Ohio currently has just one working wind farm, which consists of four turbines in Bowling Green. It generates enough electricity to power 3,000 homes, the city says.

      However, wind is on the move. Ohio becomes the 25th state, along with the District of Columbia, to enact mandatory renewable energy policies. Last year, wind generation accounted for 30 percent of all new generating capacity, with an investment of $9 billion, the association said. Wind trailed only natural gas as the leading source of new capacity.

      Wind power has a drawback in Ohio _ a lack of steady winds outside the relatively flat northwest part of the state and Lake Erie. But solar power also is likely to take off, Bowser said. It another fledgling industry in the U.S. but is flowering in such countries as Germany, she said.

      "We may have more wind turbines going up, but the whole northwestern part of the state is in position to manufacture solar panels," Bowser said.

    • Utility-Scale Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Investment in New Plants
      Examples of facilities opened
      or announced in 2007
      LM Glasfiber (blades): Little Rock, AR
      Vestas (blades): Windsor, CO
      Acciona (turbines): West Branch, IA
      Hendricks Industries (towers): Keokuk, IA
      Siemens (blades): Fort Madison, IA
      TPI Composites (blades): Newton, IA
      Trinity Structural Towers (towers): Clinton, IL
      PPG Industries (fiberglass): Shelby, NC
      GE Energy (service): Schenectady, NY
      DMI (towers): Tulsa, OK
      Knight & Carver (blades): Howard, SD
      Molded Fiberglass (blades): Aberdeen, SD
      Composite Technology/DeWind (assembly):
      Round Rock, TX
      Examples of facilities in operation