United Wind http://www.unitedwind.com Be Your Own Power Company Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:49:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Big Oil Follows Silicon Valley Into Backing Green Energy Firms http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/08/15/big-oil-follows-silicon-valley-into-backing-green-energy-firms/ http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/08/15/big-oil-follows-silicon-valley-into-backing-green-energy-firms/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:49:01 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2578 Bloomberg

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2016 Distributed Wind Market Report http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/08/08/2016-distributed-wind-market-report/ http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/08/08/2016-distributed-wind-market-report/#respond Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:45:21 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2575 US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Distributed wind power keeps spinning, growing http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/08/08/distributed-wind-power-keeps-spinning-growing/ http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/08/08/distributed-wind-power-keeps-spinning-growing/#respond Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:37:08 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2569 Distributed wind power keeps spinning, growing Annual report tallies US advances in wind power made close to home

RICHLAND, Wash. – Both businesses and homeowners are increasingly using distributed wind power thanks to innovative business models and other trends, according to a new report released today.

The 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report offers the fifth annual analysis of distributed wind power, which largely involves generating wind power near where it will be used instead of purchasing it from large, centralized wind farms. Distributed wind can range from a small, solitary turbine at a remote cabin to several large turbines powering an entire neighborhood.

Third-party financing and leasing options are enabling companies and individuals to generate wind power on their properties. These options provide flexibility that eases the financial and logistical burdens of installing and operating wind turbines.

Two examples are New York-based United Wind, which offers leases to farmers and others to install wind turbines on their land with little to no upfront costs, and Ohio’s One Energy Enterprises LLC, which offers power purchase agreements so industrial companies can install large turbines at their facilities. Both secured significant financing in 2016, the report notes.

“New financing options helped rooftop solar become widespread,” said the report’s lead author, Alice Orrell, an energy analyst at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. “Now they could also help make distributed wind more commonplace and expand its role in the national energy mix.”

The report’s other key findings include:

The average levelized cost of energy produced by distributed wind projects installed in 2016 ranged from 5 to 24 cents per kilowatt-hour, with power produced by larger turbines costing the least.
In comparison, the average residential power rates in the U.S. range from 9.3 to 20 cents per kilowatt-hour while average commercial power rates range 7.5 to 15 cents per kilowatt-hour.
The nation’s cumulative distributed wind power capacity is about 1 percent of all U.S. wind power capacity, or enough to power roughly 265,000 typical U.S. homes annually.
27 states are home to companies that manufacture various components for small wind turbines, which generate 100 kilowatts or less.
Six U.S. manufacturers exported 10.3 megawatts in small wind turbines with an estimated value of $62 million.
45.4 megawatts of distributed wind power was added in 25 U.S. states and the U.S. territory of Guam in 2016.
The nation has added a total 992 megawatts of distributed wind in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands between 2003 and 2016.
Rhode Island led the nation by installing 15 megawatts of new distributed wind power capacity in 2016.
Institutional customers – such as utilities, churches and schools – accounted for 29 megawatts of the new distributed wind power installed in 2016.
2.4 megawatts of small wind power was added in at least 22 states in 2016.
The U.S. has added a total of 146 megawatts of small wind power between 2003 and 2016.
New York led the nation by installing a quarter, or 627 kilowatts, of new small wind power capacity in 2016.

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For more information about the distributed wind report, as well as its companion reports on traditional utility-scale and offshore wind power, see today’s announcement from DOE: https://energy.gov/articles/energy-department-reports-wind-energy-continues-rapid-growth-2016. And, for more information about PNNL’s wind power research, go to http://wind.pnnl.gov/.

This report was supported by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Plug Power increases its loan with New York state by $20 million http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/07/31/plug-power-increases-its-loan-with-new-york-state-by-20-million/ http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/07/31/plug-power-increases-its-loan-with-new-york-state-by-20-million/#respond Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:24:31 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2566 Albany Business Review

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Congress Introduces Bill to Catalyze Economic Development for Rural and Agricultural Communities Through Energy Investment http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/07/14/congress-introduces-bill-to-catalyze-economic-development-for-rural-and-agricultural-communities-through-energy-investment/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:56:56 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2558 Renewable Energy World

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United Wind Teams With Ag Development Firm For Distributed Wind http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/06/30/united-wind-teams-with-ag-development-firm-for-distributed-wind/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:24:29 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2550 North American Wind Power

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United Wind Partners with Full-Service Agriculture Development Firm, AGPROfessionals, to Provide Distributed Wind Solutions to Clients http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/06/29/united-wind-partners-with-full-service-agriculture-development-firm-agprofessionals-to-provide-distributed-wind-solutions-to-clients/ Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:07:56 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2547 United Wind Partners with Full-Service Agriculture Development Firm, AGPROfessionals, to Provide Distributed Wind Solutions to Clients

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United Wind, Inc. (United Wind), the nation’s leading distributed wind energy developer, has announced a partnership with AGPROfessionals (AGPRO), the premier real estate and development firm for the agriculture and food processing industry. In this partnership, AGPRO will integrate distributed wind in facility development plans, where appropriate, and United Wind will offer specialized pricing through its WindLeaseTM.

WindLeaseTM empowers rural property owners to lease a distributed wind turbine (10kW – 1MW) with zero upfront costs and fixed electricity payments for 20 years. As part of the contract, United Wind takes care of all aspects of the project, including permitting, installation, operation and maintenance of the system over the life of the lease.

“AGPRO offers its clients a turn-key development solution to improve their strategic objectives and maximize return on investment,” said AGPRO CEO and Owner, Tom Haren. “We are excited to incorporate United Wind’s WindLeaseTM product into facility planning so that our clients can fix their energy costs over the long term and realize sustained economic benefits.”

“We are excited to partner with AGPRO, our customer focused development businesses are very complimentary,” said United Wind CEO Russell Tencer. “Our mutual clients will gain significant benefit from optimized project planning and generate peak value from their on-site wind resources with WindLease.”

Agribusinesses interested in evaluating the potential to reduce their electric bills through on-site power generation are welcome to contact Guy Brooks with United Wind at (347) 977-1372 or Tom Haren at AGPRO at (970) 535-9318.

About United Wind

United Wind is a leading provider of low-cost distributed wind energy solutions through its WindLeaseTM program. Founded on the belief that the wind energy must be affordable to compete with conventional energy sources, United Wind provides customers with wind energy options, at no upfront expense, that make sense for today and the future. For more information, visit www.unitedwind.com.

About AGPROfessionals

AGPROfessionals is a full-service agricultural development company providing services for the agriculture industry across the US, with ag consulting offices located in Colorado and Nevada. We are completely client and outcome focused; we are professional problem-solvers who focus on achieving client’s goals and advocating their success. For more information, visit www.agpros.com.

CONTACTS:
United Wind:
Guy Brooks, (347) 977-1372
gbrooks@unitedwind.com
or
AGPROfessionals:
Tom Haren, (970) 535-9318
tharen@agpros.com

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Your Own Private Wind Turbine, domestic wind power is now a thing http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/06/28/your-own-private-wind-turbine/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:12:07 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2539 Sierra, The national magazine of the Sierra Club

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United Wind Teams With Ag Consulting Firm For Distributed Wind Solutions http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/05/23/united-wind-teams-with-ag-consulting-firm-for-distributed-wind-solutions/ Tue, 23 May 2017 14:08:46 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2451 North American Wind Power

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United Wind Partners with Leading Agriculture CPA Firm, K·Coe Isom, to Provide Distributed Wind Solutions to Clients http://www.unitedwind.com/2017/05/22/united-wind-partners-with-leading-agriculture-cpa-firm-k%c2%b7coe-isom-to-provide-distributed-wind-solutions-to-clients/ Mon, 22 May 2017 16:23:28 +0000 http://www.unitedwind.com/?p=2447 United Wind Partners with Leading Agriculture CPA Firm, K·Coe Isom, to Provide Distributed Wind Solutions to Clients

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United Wind, Inc. (United Wind), the nation’s leading distributed wind energy developer, has announced a partnership with K·Coe Isom, the leading accounting and consulting firm for the food and agriculture industry. Under the partnership United Wind will analyze and customize cost-saving WindLeaseTM solutions for selected K·Coe Isom clients nationally.

WindLeaseTM empowers rural property owners to lease a distributed wind turbine (10kW – 1MW) with zero upfront costs and fixed electricity payments for 20 years. As part of the contract, United Wind takes care of all aspects of the project, including permitting, installation, operation and maintenance of the system over the life of the lease.

“For our food and agriculture clients, escalating operating expenses, including electricity costs are constantly on their radar,” said K·Coe Isom’s Senior Conservation Consultant, Robert Veldman. “Our job is to identify valuable tools, technologies, and programs that solve these business challenges. We see tools such as United Wind’s WindLeaseTM as a potential means for our clients to hedge against the volatility in the retail electricity market and help our clients sustain and expand their agricultural operations over the long term.”

“We are excited to support K·Coe Isom in their efforts to provide value-added services to their clients” said United Wind CEO Russell Tencer. “Many agribusinesses throughout the Midwest have a significant, untapped wind resource on their properties, and K·Coe Isom is well positioned to help their clients understand how WindLeaseTM may be able to benefit their operations”.

Farmers interested in evaluating the potential to reduce their electric bills through on-site power generation are welcome to contact Robert Veldman with K·Coe Isom at robert.veldman@kcoe.com and (970) 685-3500 or Guy Brooks with United Wind at gbrooks@unitedwind.com and (347) 977-1372.

About United Wind

United Wind is a leading provider of low-cost distributed wind energy solutions through its WindLeaseTM program. Founded on the belief that the wind energy must be affordable to compete with conventional energy sources, United Wind provides customers with wind energy options, at no upfront expense, that make sense for today and the future. For more information, visit www.unitedwind.com.

About K·Coe Isom

K·Coe Isom leads nationally, as consultants and CPAs in the food and agriculture industry. The firm is embedded throughout the U.S. food-supply chain, working with producers, input suppliers, processors, packagers, distributors, biofuel manufacturers, equipment dealerships, landowners, lenders, and the agencies and policy organizations that support the industry. For more information visit kcoe.com.

CONTACTS:
United Wind:
Guy Brooks, (347) 977-1372
gbrooks@unitedwind.com
or
K-Coe Isom:
Brian Kuehl, (202) 679-6779
bkuehl@kcoe.com

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