in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Vestas Blades of Denmark has broken ground on its first North American manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo. According to Vestas, the $62 million, 200,000 square-foot operation will produce about 700 blades a year for wind turbines when the plant begins production next year. It will also provide about 450 manufacturing jobs.

Vestas Americas president Jens Soby credited Gov. Bill Ritter, D.-Colo., and other state officials for creating a business-friendly environment for renewable energy companies such as Vestas. Ritter praised Vestas for bringing a business to Colorado that will provide jobs, create economic opportunity in rural Colorado, and contribute to the state’s goals of energy independence and improved national security.

"Not only is wind free, but it's clean," Ritter says, noting that Colorado is the 11th windiest state in the nation. "In making history here today, we are making a statement to the rest of the country that we will be renewable energy leaders around the world and certainly here in the U.S. This plant will help us fulfill that vision."


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

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?


Six Takeaways From The IRS' Start Of Construction Guidance: What You Need To Know

The IRS recently issued guidance to wind developers to further spell out what "start of construction" means. Will you be covered?


Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit allowing the legal take of eagles, can wind developers expect more certainty in the agency's application process?


Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
UnitedEquip_id1995
Tower Conference_id1965