News about Wind EnergyThis page lists external links to news items of note, particularly for the Midwestern United States.
Great River Energy and its participating member cooperatives launched Revolt, a first-of-its kind program that allows cooperative members to upgrade the electricity used to fuel their vehicles to wind energy at no additional cost. Read more here.
The wind industry and AWEA have been sending out press releases that taller turbines are being developed. This is significant because taller turbines can be placed in less windy areas, greatly expanding the territory that is suitable for wind energy. Read more in the New York Times.
The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) will host a webinar on how certification is being used to meet the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements for small and medium wind turbines that went into effect February 2015.
Sam and Christine Simonetta keep the power running in their Deerton home with a 140 ft. tall wind turbine. It generates as much as 150 kWh on the best of days, more than enough to keep the lights on, heat the home, and charge the converted electric truck for the summer months. The turbine has generated more than $10,000 worth of energy since it was installed in 2010 and has also saved $1,500 on gas expenses. More details.Read more
The White House has published several items relating to its support for wind energy this year.
The Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has extended its voluntary feed-in tariff (vFIT). Read more about it on the IndianaDG website.