in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Woodward Governor Co. plans to add up to 100 new jobs in Colorado through the expansion of its wind turbine inverter business, which will include a new production line in northern Colorado to support the growing demand for clean energy in the U.S. Inverters are used to convert a wind turbine's variable output into grid-compatible electrical power.

"This will complement our existing inverter operation in Kempen, Germany, and will provide enhanced support to our European customer base as they expand their presence and sales of wind turbines in the U.S.," says Tom Gendron, chairman and CEO of Woodward.

The additional production line, expected to be in pilot production this fall, will manufacture inverters in the 2 MW class. Additionally, field service for the U.S. market will be supported out of Colorado.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008