Wind farms could provide windfall for local communities. Communities with windfarms in their area could get money off their electricity bills or grants for facilities such as playgrounds, the government has suggested.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has launched a consultation into how communities could benefit from having windfarms sited near them, for example by receiving discounts on bills or investment in local infrastructure. It will also look at how local businesses could become involved in the supply chain and how developers can best consult local people. Agder Energi - English. Agder Energi is Norway’s fourth-largest energy supplier measured by hydroelectric power generation.
Skjerka power station. Agder Energi’s vision is to be one of the leading companies in the Norwegian renewable energy sector. The Group’s activities comprise the generation, distribution and sale of energy, as well as providing energyrelated services. Each year, the Group’s 47 wholly-owned and part-owned power stations produce around 7.8 TWh of renewable energy. The Group also has significant ownership interests in the wind industry, through the companies Statkraft Agder Energi Vind, Dalane Vind and Bjerkreim Vind.
I've Got the Power. Think wind power and you probably imagine multimegawatt-scale wind farms featuring gigantic turbines producing power for a few thousand homes.
But a handful of companies in the United States would prefer to have each home powered by its own wind turbine. For years, residential wind power has been a niche business, mainly because the turbines designed for this market cost more than many consumers were willing to spend and the units were not efficient enough to match the cost of power from the grid. But now, one company has managed to break the cost barrier with an affordable turbine that matches the efficiency of commercial wind farm turbines and produces power at grid prices.
Fertilizer from Wind. Wind and Water Power Program: Wind Powering America. Community Wind Across America. Www.windpoweringamerica.gov/pdfs/2010_annual_wind_market_report.pdf. Energy - China beats the US in wind energy.