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Success Stories Archives - 2011

Here you will find archives of Wind Powering America success stories from 2011.

December 19, 2011

Cross Island Farms Enjoys a Renewable Energy Harvest: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The farm's owners have enjoyed their second consecutive month of being credited kilowatt-hours of electricity from their local utility. Projects like this demonstrate how distributed renewables can work in a real-life application.

November 21, 2011

Fire Island Wind Project Approved: A Wind Powering America Success Story

With a current statewide wind energy capacity of approximately 10 megawatts, Alaska will soon more than double its wind energy production thanks to a power purchase agreement signed in October.

October 25, 2011

Department of Energy Finalizes $169 Million Loan Guarantee to Granite Reliable Power: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Thanks to the funding, New Hampshire's Granite Reliable Power Wind Project is approaching completion and will boost the capacity of wind energy produced by the state from 25.5 megawatts (MW) to 124.5 MW.

September 27, 2011

Kansas Wind for Schools Team Receives USDA Funding for Four Turbine Installations: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Kansas announced last week that four Kansas school districts will each receive $5,000 in funding to install a wind turbine to educate students on the importance of wind as an alternative energy source and to promote rural jobs for the future.

August 30, 2011

Record Hill Wind Project Receives DOE Loan Guarantee, Moves Forward: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Wind Powering America supported a Maine Wind Working Group for many years to advance wind development in the state.

August 01, 2011

Arizona Wind for Schools Team Installs First Turbine: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The new wind turbine along with a photovoltaic system at Ponderosa High School in Flagstaff will be used to power the school's off-grid greenhouse, as well as provide real-life project data that students can learn from.

July 05, 2011

NEWEEP Convenes Conference and Workshop to Advance Social Acceptance of Well-Sited Wind Projects in New England: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The New England region, which has a high population density and windy locations that are prized for scenic and recreational uses, faces unique social acceptance challenges to siting wind energy projects.

June 07, 2011

WPA Convenes 10th Annual All-States Summit: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Approximately 110 members of Wind Powering America's network attended the 10th Annual All-States Summit on May 26 in Anaheim.

May 09, 2011

WPA Hosts Six Regional Meetings to Garner Stakeholder Feedback on Wind Deployment Barriers: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The meetings allowed industry and state government representatives, non-profit organizations, and other interested stakeholders to participate in identifying and prioritizing persistent deployment barriers while highlighting successful approaches to address the challenges identified.

April 12, 2011

Annual International Wind-Diesel Workshop Lives On: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Alaska is currently seen as the hotbed of wind and diesel integration with more than 20 wind-diesel systems installed. This year, the University of Fairbanks Wind-Diesel Application Center hosted the International Wind-Diesel Workshop.

March 11, 2011

First Virginia Wind for Schools Project Turbine Installed: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Wind Powering America's Virginia Wind for Schools team welcomed the state's first school turbine at Northumberland Middle/High School.

February 10, 2011

Colorado's Ponderosa High School Installs Latest Wind for Schools Project Turbine: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The PeaceJam Club at Ponderosa High School (PHS) in Parker, Colorado has played an integral role in helping the school become more environmentally friendly. Thanks to their efforts, on January 15, 2011, PHS became one of the newest members of Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools family.

January 13, 2011

WPA Hosts Fourth Annual Wind for Schools Summit: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Wind Powering America hosted its fourth annual Wind for Schools Summit with more than 50 attendees representing the 11 official Wind for Schools states. The 2-day event gave attendees a chance to share their experiences from the past year with funding and curriculum, as well as overall developments.