in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Vestas, a Denmark-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer, has announced plans to establish a blade production facility in the Great Western Industrial Park in Windsor, Colo.

According to Vestas, the decision to build the facility in the U.S. is a result of the continuous progress of wind power in the country. Construction of the factory will begin this spring, with the start of production planned for early 2008, the company says. At full production, the plant will have a capacity of approximately 1,200 blades per year.

"We are extremely excited that Vestas has chosen the state of Colorado for its first production facility in the U.S.," says Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo. "This is a perfect example of how we are going to build a new economy here in Colorado and establish the state as a national and world leader in renewable energy."


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015