Combining a strong business partnership, First Nations values, and a commitment to sustainable power generation, Weather Dancer 1 was opened yesterday at a ceremony on the land of the Peigan First Nation.
Increasingly commercial, renewable energy is gradually becoming a part of the industry's overall planning process and could represent a $270 billion investment by 2010, says a study set for release Monday. The industry is moving away from a project-by-project basis and into output planning within an integrated strategy, UK energy analysts Douglas-Westwood Associates said.
Vestas - Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd and Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd have won a contract worth more than $A200m ($97.4 m) to build Australia's largest windfarm reports Asia Pulse.
Industrial Information Resources Inc., of Houston, has issued an advisory reporting that the UK Crown Estates, land owner of the United Kingdom territorial seabed, is granting approval or thirteen wind farm sites to interested private parties. In April, Crown Estates stated that it had received 18 applications for development of the offshore sites.
CitiPower, the Australian national energy company owned by global energy group AEP, has signed an agreement to purchase all the electricity generated from a $38 million wind farm under development in Victoria state's Gippsland region.
The Australian Wind Energy Association today set a target of 5000 MW of wind power by 2010 - enough to provide power to 2.3 million homes. The aim was to make wind power cheaper and turn it into a multi-billion dollar industry, the association said at its conference in Canberra.