Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Competitive keep America: reduce the cost of small wind turbines

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
How we stay global wind competitive on the energy market? An important component is the leadership in the production of small wind turbines – these are rated at 100 kilowatts or less.

In the past, the leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, was the United States contribute, stimulate economic growth and create jobs. U.S. small wind manufacturer report with 80-85 percent domestic content in their turbines and the small wind industry provides an estimated 1,600 American jobs. Still, in the increasingly competitive global wind market - our leadership in this area is long is not guaranteed.

Maintain its leading international position for United States manufacturer of small wind turbines, the Department of energy we invest in two projects, led by Maine in Pika energy and Oklahoma Bergey Windpower company - small wind turbine competitiveness improvement project. This initiative supports manufacturers in their efforts to reduce the cost of energy from small turbines by improving their components and upgrade their production processes. To read the full report, see the energy blog.

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