67 WALL STREET, New York - August 18, 2014 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Alternative Energy & Utilities Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.
Topics covered: Asia Pacific Demand for Solar Energy - Government Subsidies and Regulation - Solar Growth Drivers and Headwinds - Regulatory Headwinds for U.S. Utilities - Alternative Energy Generation - Utility Infrastructure Capital Expenditures - New Market Opportunities in Energy - Electric Vehicles
Companies include: Juhl Energy, Inc. (JUHL) and many more.
In the following excerpt from the Alternative Energy & Utilities Report, the Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of Juhl Energy, Inc. (JUHL) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry:
TWST: Can you tell us a little bit about microgrids and the opportunities that represents for you?
Mr. Juhl: Our company has always been focused on distributed renewal technology, that's pretty much what I've been doing for a long time. I've always believed that the best way to put renewables into the system is to blend it in, instead of trying to force large amounts into the system at one place and having to build huge transmission lines to get the power to the consumer. We feel that a more sensible approach is to use the technology we have developed and blend the power into the system. This seems to be a more cost-effective and manageable way to go about the deployment of renewable technology into our grid. Microgrids are just part of that philosophy. The general idea is we find places to install solar/wind hybrids, which blend into the system and connect close to the load. If you add a little bit of storage, then it becomes a microgrid itself.
TWST: What's happening in your Tower Services division at this point?
Mr. Juhl: Well, the Tower Services division has multiple responsibilities. We operate and maintain the wind farms we have developed and projects we purchase. We got involved with the communication towers because we have all the expertise to do all of the high tower work, along with our focus on our safety programs. This is what attracted the telecom providers to our company.
We also look upon our work in that field as a subset to our plan to do distributed renewable technology all over the country. That way we have boots on the ground in various places that already have the expertise that can deal with operations, scheduled maintenances and servicing of the renewable technology. So the Tower Service Company is a good part of our business from the standpoint that it brings good revenue into the company, and also, it provides us a foundation for the operations and maintenance of distributed renewable technology.
TWST: What's the competitive environment like for Juhl at this stage, and what are some advantages you think you have?
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