Sky Harvest has received written expressions of interest for the purchase of over 13,000 vertical axis turbines from parties in four different countries.Sky Harvest has also entered into discussions with additional parties with compatible technology regarding the potential joint venture development of additional wind turbine products.
In addition to planned manufacturing and sales activities, Sky Harvest will also focus on further turbine research and development in order to introduce new products for commercial use. The company expects that this may include grant or joint venture opportunities with government entities, universities, and private corporations.
In connection with the acquisition, Sky Harvest has incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary under the name Sky Vertical Technologies Inc. ("Sky Vertical") that holds the assets and will undertake operations.
(Source: Sky Harvest Windpower Corp., PR, July 9, 2013) Contact: Sky Harvest Windpower, William Iny, CEO, (604) 267-3041, www.skyharvestwind.com
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According to Rhyno Stinchfield, CEO of GreenWorld Partners, a Billings wind energy and consulting business, Taisei's Billings operation is tied to increased investment into passenger rail transportation.
Taisei, which also makes components for Asian passenger trains, is looking to expand into the American market. (Source: Taisei Techno, Green World Partners, Billings Gazette, July6, 2013) Contact: Taisei Techno Co., Ltd., [email protected], http://www.taiseix.net
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According to Korsair Holdings CEO Boris Rubizhevsky, "We see small wind and especially vertical wind turbines as the next wave of wind energy installations. Vertical wind turbines with direct drive generator offer needed flexibilities for smaller scale installations making such systems attractive from individual home owners to farmers, to small enterprises that wish to contribute to lowering carbon footprint as well as lower their own energy costs. The Canadian Company has created an efficient and profitable energy source that is completely environmentally friendly, with a wind turbine that can start with a slight breeze and operate in winds as low as 4 to 5 miles an hour." Rubizhevsky added, "We will now be able to offer several options to our potential customers, i.e. wind turbine only and a complete energy system that will also include our Lithium Ferro Phosphate batteries and controls. With the system starting price at under €10,000 and going up to over €50,000 we expect to reach €7.5million in sales over the next 12 months. Over the next several months Korsair expects to engage several established local distributors to help us with our sales efforts."
Korsair Holdings AG is a technology holding company focusing on environmental and technical infrastructure projects related to renewable energy and green technologies. (Source: Kosair Holdings, PR, April, 2013) Contact: Korsair Holdings CEO, [email protected],
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McKenzie Bay International Ltd. is a publicly traded renewable energy technology holding company specializing in the acquisition of exclusive rights to renewable energy technologies to establish multiple revenue streams. (Source: McKenzie Bay, Jan. 29, 2013) Contact: Clean Green Energy, (248) 446-1344, http://cleangreenenergyllc.com; McKenzie Bay International Ltd, www.mckenziebay.com
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CGE is currently signing PPAs nationwide, and will be beginning installations of their turbines in 2013.
According to of CGE, "With guaranteed financing in place, our customers can be assured of our ability to honor each prior commitment and future commitments we make in operating WINDe20(R) at the customer's location.
Clean Green Energy is a renewable energy company located in Brighton, Michigan. CGE is dedicated to bringing clean power to local facilities with their innovative WINDe20(R) vertical axis wind turbine. The 105 foot tall turbine generates power onsite, and is an ideal solution for the educational, business, and municipal consumers.
(Source: Clean Green Energy, LLC Jan. 23, 2013)
Contact: CGE, Bryan Zaplitny, President/CEO, (248) 446-1344, www.cleangreenenergyllc.com, www.winde20turbine.com
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The developer and the project have been criticized for the apparently "speculative nature" and their "we believe this development can be commercially viable" wording of their permitting application.
More studies and assessments will be carried out by Quiet Revolution. (Source: Mid Devon Gazette, July 24, 2012) Contact: Quiet Revolution, www.quietrevolution.com
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Part of the funding for the $1 million wind turbine project came from The Puterbaugh Foundation.
Dallas-based SWG Energy Inc. led the installation of the 4.5 kilowatt turbines. (Source: NewsOK, June 20, 2012)
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Constructed with mostly U.S.-made materials, the CSL -- home base for environmental education and research -- aims to achieve net-zero energy consumption with solar photovoltaics, geothermal wells and a vertical axis wind turbine, as well as passive cooling, heating and lighting methods. It will also save resources by treating and reusing all water captured on site.
Additionally, the CSL will interact with its environs as a vital part of daily operation, blurring the lines between the natural and built environments. And, as a global SITES™ pilot project, it will feature a restorative landscape with native plants and a demonstration green roof garden. Other site features include a lagoon, water distillation system, rain gardens, and constructed wetlands. (Source: Phipps Conservatory, 7 May, 2012)Contact: Liz Fetchin Director of Marketing and Communications Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (412) 441-4442, ext. 3801, [email protected], www.phipps.conservatory.org
A Community Wind Project can be owned by an individual or a small local group and can contain a few units or a considerable number of units which can affect the amount of energy generated. The frequency of wind and wind speed will likewise help determine the ROI point. The 30% federal incentive in place now has no limit as to the number of turbines on one parcel of land; state and local incentives may vary. Therefore, the return on investment (ROI) will vary in correlation to all pertinent dynamics. (Source: Sauer Energy PR, May 1, 2012) Contact: Dieter Sauer, President and CEO, Sauer Energy, (888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com
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Enlighten Hybrid Powered Lighting Systems was developed by EfstonScience in partnership with StressCrete/King Luminaire and Clear Blue Technologies, providers of the hybrid charge controller and real-time clouded remote monitoring and data collection.
The Enlighten Hybrid Lighting Systems combines a Daisy vertical axis wind turbine and solar photovoltaics.
Solar wind hybrid lighting systems, consisting of one or two solar panels and no wind turbines, are available. (Source: EfstonScience, April 24, 2012)
Contact: EfstonScience, (416) 787-4581, www.escience.ca
Eastern Wind Power believes its Sky Farm™ concept of mounting between 10-20 50kW VAWT's on the roofs of commercial or residential high-rise buildings is the most efficient way to produce on-site distributed green energy in urban areas which are land-poor but building-rich.
(Source: Siemens, December, 14, 2011) Contact: Siemens Drive Technologies Division,
Razvan Panaitescu, Bus. Dev. Mgr. Distributed Power Generation and Microgrids, www.siemens.com/energy; Eastern Wind, www.easternwindpower.us
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Testing also revealed that minor enhancement modifications to the proprietary generator will significantly add efficiency to the WindCharger™. Those modification are now being made.
Sauer Energy plans to sustain its position in developing a more competitive edge by becoming the residential company that sets the standard for rooftop wind energy turbines.(Source: Sauer Energy, November, 3, 2011)
Contact: Dieter Sauer, President and CEO, Sauer Energy, (888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com
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The wind energy technology started paving its path approximately 20 years back and since then has continuously expanded its base worldwide. With the generation cost declining dramatically, this technology is becoming more affordable and hence is increasing its entry even in previously unexplored markets.
With the increase in understanding about a sustainable alternate source of energy worldwide, wind power is gaining stimulus importance across the globe. Due to steady evolution in the segment, the development of modern wind technology can now be operated effectively at a wider range of sites suitable to high as well as low wind speeds. Further, the development of light weight material has helped in phasing out bulky turbines and in introduction of more sleek and effective turbine designs. As per estimates, the wind turbine market has experienced an approximate growth rate of 28% globally and is expected to grow at an increasing double-digit growth rate. Wind power, being the fastest growing alternate source of energy is witnessing an increase in investment globally.
The Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) and Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) together form the two major segments for wind turbine market globally. However, the HAWT generate the major chunk of revenue to the turbine market capturing approximately 90 percent share. The Wind turbine market is characterized as highly competitive market and includes GE Energy, Gamesa, Vestas, Suzlon, Siemens, Mitsubishi etc. as few major players.
In the present scenario, the onshore technology is leading with approximately 95 percent share and offshore technology owing to its nascent stage is making its move with 5 percent market share. Particularly in the onshore wind energy market, the U.S. was the largest onshore wind energy market in 2010, followed by Germany and China. However, China is expected to rank ahead of U.S by 2016. (Source: Transparency Market Research, November, 2, 2011)
Through the strategic partnership with WHI, Horne will receive rights to certain territories and sectors for jointly developing WHI VAWT and LAVTS projects and sales. Such rights may include Alaska, Central America and Caribbean, southern Africa, south Asia, and projects to be funded in part or whole by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), US Department of Defense, and development assistance banks, e.g., The World Bank Group (WB, IFC, IADB) and the Asian Development Bank.
Pending completion of financing for WHI's UK subsidiary, WHI expects to begin site preparation of its VAWT for Scottish Electric Power in September 2011 with plans for four installations to follow shortly thereafter. The installation of the LAVTS 636G in the UK paves the way for marketing the turbines in the UK and obtaining the Feed in Tariff benefits, a necessary milestone for ramping-up sales and installations worldwide. (Source: Horne International, Inc., July, 20, 2011)
Contact: Evan Auld-Susott, CEO, Horne International, Inc., (703) 641-1100, www.horne.com; George Wagner, Chairman, Wind Harvest, (415) 663-8565, [email protected], www.windharvest.com
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The VEC process will produce each turbine blade, which will be serial numbered and registered, with precision weight, strength and balance. The complete assembly, parts, and manufacturing will be conducted in the U.S.
VEC Technology, LLC, is a fully integrated composite solutions company. VEC developed, patented, and created a composite close mold system that has made a major impact on the composite industry. VEC Technology is a shift from the norm by combining software, hardware and intellectual capital, which creates an environmentally friendly molding system that is unique in the industry. It has an operating system that is technologically based and quality driven. The end result of this computer controlled manufacturing is a product that is guaranteed to be consistently superior in quality. (Source: Sauer Energy, July, 18, 2011)
Contact: Dieter Sauer , President and CEO , Sauer Energy, (888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com ; Irwin L. Jacobs, Chairman , J & D Acquisitions, LLC, (612-337-1800), [email protected]
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Sauer Energy's multi-patented WindCharger turbine technology is designed with concave and convex blades and air disrupters on the drag side to reduce friction, and inside air strakes that lead to air jets for air displacement. Outside torque converters increase the drag for more torque and increase RPMs.
The WindCharger design has responded to the consumer demand for placing of the turbine on the roofs of homes and commercial buildings, or they can be stand-alone, where the conventional horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) designs are not applicable or practical. This allows SEI to meet the energy demand and become a real-world solution. With its revolutionary design and multiple features, the WindCharger is able to effectively capture and utilize low wind, while minimizing noise, with virtually no vibration and staying bird-friendly.
The WindChargers will be sold in kits which will include the turbine, generator, inverter and mounts. The consumer will need licensed professionals for installation and electrical grid tie-in. (Source: Sauer Energy, may, 2, 2011)
Contact: Dieter Sauer, President and CEO , Sauer Energy, Inc,(888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com
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Unlike traditional prop-style turbines, WePOWER's Falcon turbines are virtually vibration, noise, and maintenance-free and have attracted mainstream global customers including Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Best Buy, Tata Energy and countless local businesses and residences.
WePOWER's best-in-class Vertical Axis Wind Turbines represent a comprehensive family of products including: 600W, 1.2kW, 3.4kW, 5.5kW and 12kW. WePOWER turbine systems qualify for a Federal 30% tax credit, are Approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC), on AWEA's list of commercially proven equipment providers, have received a CE and IEC 61400.2 Declaration of Conformity, and a UL 1741 Certification of Compliance. (Source: WePOWER, PRNewswire, January 10,2011)
Contact: Howard Makler, WePOWER, (714) 309-1600, [email protected], www.wepower.us.
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