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John Deere To Develop 12-MW Wind Farm in Greensburg, Kansas

Last year, the community of Greensburg, Kansas was leveled by a massive tornado. Now, the City of Greensburg and John Deere Renewables have announced their plans to develop the Greensburg Wind Farm to help the community recover.

The Greensburg Wind Farm will consist of ten 1.25-megawatt (MW) wind turbines, and will align with the community’s green rebuilding initiative. If development milestones are met, groundbreaking could take place in summer 2009. John Deere said that commercial operation could occur as early as 2010.

“The City of Greensburg is thrilled to see this project begin, as it will meet our energy goals to be 100% renewable,” said Steve Hewitt, Greensburg City Administrator. “This model will serve as an example of how communities can meet their sustainable goals through collaboration. Our efforts to be a green community hinge on our energy model.”

NativeEnergy Inc. will be the exclusive marketer of renewable energy credits (RECs) from the wind farm, purchasing about two thirds of the wind farm’s expected REC output over 20 years and providing critical revenues to enable project financing. Clipper Wind Power Inc., shared wind assessment information, which helped in the siting process and enabled the project to move forward.


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GE Introduces Digital Wind Farm that Could Boost Production 20 Percent, Re-ignites Alstom Buyout Talk

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor General Electric (GE) is pushing its wind farms to join the big data revolution with its new Digital Wind Farm, announced this week at Windpower 2015 in Orlando, Fla. amidst talk that its $15 billion offer to buy Alstom’s p...
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Bigger Wind Turbine Towers = Bigger US Development Opportunity

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor Wind energy already accounts for about 5 percent of U.S. electricity generation, which crowned the nation as the global leader in wind production late last year. There is now more than 65 gigawatts (GW) of capacit...
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Wind Energy Is Crucial in the Fight Against Climate Change, Says US Energy Secretary

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor

The opening general session at Windpower 2015 marked the first appearance by an U.S. energy secretary at the show, “which is surprising,” said current energy secretary Ernest Moniz, “but better late than never.”

Renewable Power Can Now Flow All Over Europe

Rachel Morison and Weixin Zha After almost two years of delays, Germany, France and their neighbors in central-western Europe connected their electricity markets on Wednesday under a system that lets prices dictate where power flows between countries. F...


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