in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Chicago-based Suzlon Wind Energy Corp., a subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Ltd. of India, has announced a contribution of $50,000 to the Illinois State University's Center for Renewable Energy, which is also connected to its new renewable energy (RE) bachelor's program.

"In Illinois and across the Midwest, Suzlon believes strongly that a four-year program like the one Illinois State University has established is essential to developing the workforce that we must have now and well into the next decade," says Andris Cukurs, CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy. "Investing in students today is like investing in better technology, smarter development and stronger wind companies for the future."

The newly formed renewable energy major is a four-year program that has 40 students enrolled for the fall semester.

Suzlon joins an advisory board to the Center for Renewable Energy, providing input for future industry research and development of wind energy and other renewables. The company is also involved in the development of the center's internship program and supports the university's seminar program of featured industry speakers.

SOURCE: Suzlon Wind Energy Corp.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.


Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995