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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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Northern Power Systems’ advanced power converters selected by UniEnergy Technologies for a major energy storage project providing grid reliability

Barre, VT USA (9 March 2016) – Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS), a leading next generation renewable energy technology company, today announced its state-of-the-art FlexPhase power conversion system has been selected by UniEnergy Technologies (UET) and Avista Corp. to provide advanced power conversion for the largest capacity flow battery deployed in North America.  The battery, located in Pullman, WA near Washington State University and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), went online in April 2015. The project was funded in part by a grant from the […]

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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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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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Wind energy powers wastewater facility

Two NPS 100 turbines were purchased to generate all the energy required to power the facility’s aeration system, making it the first net-zero energy wastewater plant in the state of Wisconsin. Faced with rising power costs and a volatile energy future, the Village of Cascade trustees were determined to offer forward thinking solutions to pay for their community’s assets.  The Village of Cascade will save approximately $30,000 a year with their two wind turbines, a significant amount for a community with an annual town budget […]

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Scottish dairy fights rising energy prices with wind

Stewart Tower Dairy produces high quality milk which they use to create a range of award winning Italian gelato ice creams. With energy prices constantly increasing, owner Neil Butler realised they needed to make changes in order to maintain a profitable business. In 2010 Stewart Tower Dairy paid over £1,300 per month for electricity. By the end of 2012, their monthly bills had risen to about £2,000. Neil started investigating his options and decided a wind turbine was required to keep control of his energy […]

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Wind turbines at dealerships attract EV aficionados

Wind turbines at dealerships attract EV aficionados In October of 2010 Byers Subaru became the first auto dealership in the region to install a commercial scale wind turbine. The NPS 100 stands 150 feet tall, including the 69 foot rotor, and can produce up to 100 kilowatts. The turbine will typically provide 15 to 50 percent of the electricity needed at any given time depending on wind speed and time of day. Byers Automotive has been family owned and operated since 1897. Byers is one […]

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