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Energica Case Study

Wind energy is the fastest growing technology among all global energy-generating sources. In 2011 the total installed wind capacity around the world stood at 236 GW, by the end of 2015 that number had almost doubled to 434 GW. With wind energy becoming a mainstream energy source,  investors are increasingly comfortable backing investments. Areas with favorable climatic conditions, topography, and environment have seen dramatic increases in wind energy generation. Italy is one of these markets. It’s not too surprising to hear that Sicily is the […]

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Sound Investment in Wind Energy

White Wind Monteleone Italy is the world’s ninth  largest producer of wind power with an installed capacity beyond 9,000 MW in 2015 and growing. Small wind turbines are popular in Italy – they not only provide  much-needed electricity but they have also proven to be sound investments. White Wind Monteleone is an excellent example. Puglia, an Italian region blessed by picturesque towns and villages, national parks, olive groves and vineyards, and one of  Europe’s largest colony of pink flamingos, also has abundant wind. White Wind […]

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Talbot County Renewable Energy Demonstration Project

Talbot County Renewable Energy Demonstration Project: Wind and sun: County profits from going green The installation of three NPS 100-21s at the Talbot County Maryland Department of Public Works was part of a Renewable Energy Demonstration Project. Since the project’s completion in mid-2012, Talbot County has saved over $60,000 in electricity costs through the use of renewable energy and has generated over $350,000 in revenue from renewable energy sources. That adds up to an economic benefit that exceeds $400,000 in the three years since the […]

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Wind for diesel grids

Wind for diesel grids: Diesel grid operators turning to wind power Whether you are an electric utility or business located in a remote area, if you generate power using diesel-fueled engine generator sets, then you share the concerns of an unstable future. Your business model’s long term efficacy is challenged on a daily basis by rising fuel costs, fuel transportation and storage issues, and diesel generator maintenance. At the same time, you — and the community you serve — have environmental considerations that drive you […]

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Hurricane resistant wind turbines

NPS 100: Hurricane resistant, reliable, safe, quiet, and efficient Over Yonder Cay harnesses the natural power of the wind and sun to meet 96% of its energy needs. Its renewable energy system has proved very popular with guests of the exclusive island resort. It gives them peace of mind to know that all their activities are supported via an energy source that is not impacting the local or global environment. Situation overview: On August 24, 2011 Hurricane Irene strengthened into a category 3 major hurricane […]

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Wind power for microgrids: Microgrids turning to wind power

Wind power for microgrids Whether it’s in combination with solar, small hydro, diesel or other power sources, the clean, renewable energy of wind power is gaining popularity on microgrids around the world. WHAT IS A MICROGRID? Microgrids are modern, small-scale versions of a centralized utility. They achieve specific local goals, such as reliability, carbon emission reduction, diversification of energy sources, and cost reduction. Microgrids can function either entirely on their own or in coordination with a main grid. Like the main grid, microgrids generate, distribute, […]

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Remote Hawaiian microgrid opens opportunities for off-grid farmers in North Kohala

Wind turbine opens opportunities for off-grid farmers in remote Hawaiian microgrid Several farmers in North Kohala, Hawaii, are now benefiting from an innovative off-grid water pumping system powered by a Northern Power NPS 100 wind turbine. Like many others in remote locations and island communities, North Kohala farmers have been searching for an alternative to using polluting, expensive diesel fuel to generate electricity. This microgrid project, known as SkyGrid Energy, marks the growing trend of turning to affordable, clean, renewable wind energy as the solution. […]

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Nature’s Classroom committed to the lessons of wind power

Nature’s Classroom committed to the lessons of wind power Students come to Nature’s Classroom to learn about the environment and themselves. Now they are greeted by a wind turbine that illustrates energy solutions blowing in the wind. As the director of Nature’s Classroom in Charlton, Massachusetts, John Santos is charged with all of the responsibilities that come with running a residential environmental program for students in grades 4 through 8 — from curriculum development to budget plans. Although it is easy to get mired in […]

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Hyannis Country Garden Center chooses wind energy

A blossoming garden center chooses renewable wind energy In 2004, Hyannis Country Garden owner Diana Duffley returned from a family trip to Denmark an inspired woman. The wind turbines she saw dotting the Danish landscape and the clean, renewable energy independence they symbolized made Diana reflect on her business, community, and family. It was time to start thinking about doing things differently: more efficiently, more responsibly, and even more profitably. Located in the heart of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Hyannis Country Garden is a full-service, family-owned […]

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Atlantic Superstore adds wind turbine to Porters Lake, Nova Scotia location

Atlantic Superstore: now stocking windpower The Atlantic Superstore in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia serves a small community of 3,000 people by offering a one stop shop for food, household needs, and even financial services. When its customers pull their cars into the parking lot they expect to see grocery carts and neighbors but now a new site greets them: a community-scale wind turbine quietly peeking over the roof of the store. The Atlantic Superstore is no stranger to environmentally friendly business practices. As part of […]

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