in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, a supplier of ion implant equipment to semiconductor manufacturers, has received approval from the Gloucester City Council to construct two wind turbines at its world headquarters property in Gloucester, Mass.

The two 2.5 MW wind turbines are projected to produce 14 million kWh of power annually, about 65% of Varian's yearly use of electricity. Varian will be able to use approximately 70% of that power, with the remaining 30% being sold back to the local power company.

In addition, Varian has agreed to partner with the Gloucester School Department to share information about the science as well as the economic and policy considerations surrounding alternative energy technologies, according to the company. This will become part of the school department's educational programs, and Varian has also agreed to allow the wind turbines to be used as an on-site laboratory for the schools.

Varian expects to start site work in spring 2008.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015