Success Stories Archives - 2011
Here you will find archives of Wind Powering America success stories from 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Approximately 110 members of Wind Powering America's network attended the 10th Annual All-States Summit on May 26 in Anaheim.
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.
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.
Wind Powering America's Virginia Wind for Schools team welcomed the state's first school turbine at Northumberland Middle/High School.
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.
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.