Gamesa Technology Corp., Inc. (GAM: Continuous) and its partner Harvest the Wind Network (HTWN) are jointly working on a community wind project to help HARBEC Plastics, a western New York manufacturer, offset retail energy rates and zero-out carbon emissions.
Through using a Gamesa 850 kW turbine, the plastics manufacturer aims to become carbon neutral by 2013.
This is Gamesa’s first distributed wind project with Harvest the Wind. The two companies signed an agreement in March that makes Harvest the Wind a primary distributor of Gamesa’s family of G5X-850 kW turbines for community and distributed wind energy projects.
Harvest the Wind’s regional partner, Sustainable Energy Developments (SED), designed, permitted, and will install the G58 turbine on a 55-metre tower at the Wayne Industrial Sustainability Park, where HARBEC is located.
SED is a regional distributed wind pioneer in the Northeast US. HARBEC Plastics will use the Gamesa G58-850 kW turbine to supply electricity directly to its plant in Ontario, NY, about 25 miles east of Rochester. HARBEC already runs an on-site combined heat and power plant at its factory.
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