Organizations unite to develop community wind project
Gamesa Technology Corp., Inc. and its partner Harvest the Wind Network (HTWN) are working together to help privately owned wind installations in New York keep energy costs down as well as greenhouse emissions.
The project marks the first time the two organizations have collaborated on a wind energy project. Under the agreement, which was signed in March, Gamesa will manufacture the wind turbines, while HTWN will distribute the machines, as well as take care of all installation procedures.
HARBEC Plastics will be the first to benefit from the agreement, and hopes to use the wind installations to make its operations carbon neutral by 2013.
"This project highlights Gamesa’s expanding leadership in the distributed and community wind market, which remains a vital and growing sector for our industry," said David Rosenberg, vice president of marketing for Gamesa North America. "Gamesa’s portfolio of projects and vast development experience make a perfect match to support commercial and industrial customers that want to take advantage of wind power in their communities."
According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, wind power in New York has the potential to generate more than 5,000 megawatts of clean energy.