ABB_id2059
in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. (HAB), Honda's Brazil-based automobile production and sales subsidiary, plans to build a 27 MW wind farm in the city of Xangri-la in Rio Grande do Sul, approximately 1,000 km south of HAB's production plant in Sumare, Sao Paulo.

Equipped with nine wind turbines, the wind farm is expected to cost about 100 million Brazilian reais and generate approximately 85,000 MWh of electricity per year, equivalent to HAB's annual electricity needs for automobile production. The wind farm is slated to be operational in September 2014.

HAB has established Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda., a new subsidiary that will be responsible for the management and operation of all areas related to Honda's wind power generation business in Brazil.

"Ever since Honda began local production in Brazil in 1976, Honda has been cooperating with the local community and striving to minimize the environmental footprint of our production activities,” says Carlos Eigi, president of Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda. “Wind power generation has proven to be very effective in reducing CO2 emissions. Through the utilization of renewable energy, Honda will continue to be proactive in pursuing environmental conservation activities in Brazil."


Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

High Net-Worth Investors Claim ‘All Of The Above’ On Energy; Renewable And Otherwise

According to a recent Morgan Stanley poll, high-dollar investors favor investment in renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar.


U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.


IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.


Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.


Report: Policy Uncertainty Fuels Market Exodus As Firms Bolt North American Wind Industry

The global wind energy supply chain has yet to recover from the slump that began in 2013. In fact, many segments are undergoing a transformation, according to market research firm FTI Consulting.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015