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Google, Citi invest $200M more in wind project

Google Inc. and Citigroup Inc. are making an additional, combined investment of more than $200 million in a massive California wind-energy facility, the companies said Wednesday.

Google GOOG -1.11% and Citigroup C -0.77% will each invest $102 million in the second phase of the Alta Wind Energy Wind Energy Center in Tehachapi, Calif., near Bakersfield That comes in addition to the $55 million each company previously invested in the facility, which is being developed by Terra-Gen Power….

DOE offers $135.76M loan guarantee for 99MW wind farm

After a week of announcing five loan guarantees for solar projects, the Department of Energy is now turning the spotlight on wind energy. On Tuesday, the DOE said it has offered a $135.76 million loan guarantee for a wind farm in New Hampshire….

Great Lakes May Beat Atlantic To Offshore Wind

States along the Atlantic Coast are racing to be first in the country to put wind turbines offshore. But a group in Ohio says the first offshore wind farm in America isn’t likely to be in the Atlantic but in the fresh waters of Lake Erie about 7 miles off the Cleveland coast….

Texas Turns to Wind Power: Where Water’s Lacking, The Wind is Still Blowing

While the drought in Texas is hurting the oil industry, another form of energy could be blowing in to take over.

The state that is number one in oil and gas production is now putting itself in the running to be number one in wind energy production as well.

The Houston-based Baryonyx Corporation revealed plans to erect about 200 offshore wind turbines on 3 different wind farms….

China Demands More Wind Energy: Vestas to Supply Wind Turbines to China

As renewable energy sources are sought after, wind energy companies are experiencing demand growth.

Vestas Wind Systems, a wind turbine production company based in Denmark, has announced an order from China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Company.

The order is for 49.3MW worth of turbines, which will be placed in a wind farm in Wuchuan County in Inner Mongolia….

Wind Power on the High Seas Gains Speed

The effort to capture wind power more than 40 miles off the Maine coast using massive floating wind turbines continues on schedule – with lab trials at the University of Maine just completed in May, a first-in-the-nation offshore wind test lab opening at the University of Maine in Orono in October and preparations under way for wind turbine sea trials off Monhegan Island in July 2012….

78 MW order for one of the largest wind parks to be built in Sweden

With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 27/2011 of 20 June 2011, Vestas Northern Europe has received an order from Sjisjka Vind AB for delivery of 30 units of the V100-2.6 MW wind turbine. Sjiskja Vind AB is a project finance company co-owned by wind developer O2 (25 per cent), utility provider Jämtkraft (25 per cent) and construction company Skanska Infrastructure Development (50 per cent). The turbines will be installed at the Sjisjka wind park in a sub-mountainous area in the municipality of Gällivare in the northern parts of Sweden….

Siemens to Invest in Wind Power on Offshore Demand

Siemens AG (SIE) plans to invest 150 million euros ($214 million) in wind research-and-development and production over the next two years as demand for offshore turbines picks up….

Germany scraps plan to cut wind industry

Germany will not cut the wind industry’s subsidies as fast as planned, government sources said, in a move aimed at encouraging investment in that form of renewable energy….

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