Chicago, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Nordic Windpower USA Inc., has been awarded contracts for 19 of its N1000 1-megawatt (MW) wind turbines for public- and private-sector community wind projects in North and South America.
The 70-meter high N1000 turbines, with blades 59 meters in diameter, will provide energy for schools, wind farms, a military base, a municipal utility, and a sustainable residential development. The projects span four states in the U.S. – Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota, and Uruguay in South America.
“We are extremely pleased to announce contract awards for a combined total of 19 MW from environmentally dedicated public- and private-sector customers in North and South America,” said Tom Carbone, CEO of Nordic Windpower. “Our customers recognize the value of the N1000 wind turbine as a lighter weight, simple and highly reliable wind turbine. It is ideally suited for community and distributed wind power applications that want to adopt clean and renewable wind energy easily and affordably.”
Nordic Windpower will provide a combined total of 19 turbines for the following projects:
- 12 MW for community wind projects in Minnesota
- 3 MW for a wind turbine installer to add capacity to an existing wind farm in Uruguay
- 2 MW for a construction, energy efficiency and management company, for schools in Indiana
- 1 MW for a municipal power company located in Iowa
- 1 MW to power the grid at a military base in Arizona
At least 10 of the turbines will be shipped from Nordic Windpower’s U.S. assembly facility in Pocatello, Idaho during 2009. Shipments are set to start in July. The remaining turbines will be shipped during the first quarter of 2010.