Archive for November, 2006

Middleton firm grows on wind farm sales

Posted on November 29, 2006. Filed under: Wind |


A story in today’s Capital Times illustrates the economic development power of alternative energy:

MIDDLETON – Wind power keeps charging up the prospects for the local unit of American Superconductor Corp.

The firm’s Middleton-based Power Electronics Systems unit makes voltage regulation systems that have been racking up millions of dollars in sales for wind farms across the globe. The wind farms use the systems to optimize the operation of the wind turbines and in connecting to power grids.

American Superconductor is projecting revenues for the unit to rise 50 percent to $22 million for its current fiscal year 2007 that ends next March 31. With the acquisition announced today of a company it has been working closely with, those revenues now are projected to double to $50 million in fiscal 2008.

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Thompson leads plan for ethanol

Posted on November 27, 2006. Filed under: Vehicles - Ethanol |


An article by Nathan Leaf in the Wisconsin State Journal reports on development of another Wisconsin ethanol plant:

A business group led by former Gov. Tommy Thompson is looking to get in on the ethanol craze with a proposed plant near the Wisconsin-Illinois border.

Global Renewable LLC, the Whitewater company led by Thompson, announced Friday that it plans to build a $195 million plant in Sharon, a Walworth County village about 20 miles east of Beloit. With a proposed work force of 55, the plant would produce up to 120 million gallons of ethanol each year, making it one of the largest plants in the state and consuming 38 million bushels of corn annually.

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Business member: Timmerman’s Talents

Posted on November 24, 2006. Filed under: General |


Address
5381 BEAGLE LN
PLATTEVILLE, WI 53818

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Todd Timmerman

Phone (608) 642-2262

Fax Other Contact

Certifications and Affiliations

Renewable Resources
Consultant

Products or Services Offered
Design
–> Monitoring Systems Design
–> Renewable Hybrid System Analysis & Design
–> Site Analysis
–> System Planning and Design
Equipment
–> Install
–> Maintenance or Repair
–> Sales
Installation
–> Cogeneration Systems
–> Controls
–> Electrical
–> Monitoring Systems

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Business member: Sun & Daughters Solar

Posted on November 24, 2006. Filed under: General |


Address
4321 WALTERS LAKE RD
RHINELANDER, WI 54501

In Business Since: 2000

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Mark Yeager
sundog@nnex.net
Phone (715) 272-1700
Fax

Certifications and Affiliations
MREA Certified (PV,Wind, Solar Thermal) Site Assessor
MREA Certified Site Assessor

Renewable Resources
Wind Energy
Solar Energy – Passive Solar Construction

Products or Services Offered
Design
–> Energy Efficiency Designs
–> Site Analysis
–> System Planning and Design
Equipment
–> Install
–> Integrated Photovoltaic Laminate
–> Maintenance or Repair
–> Sales
–> Unisolar Dealer
Installation
–> Building or Remodeling
–> Controls
–> Electrical
–> Integrated Photovoltaic Laminate
–> Monitoring Systems

Information or Educational Services
Educational Materials
Guest Speaker or Instructor
Non-Advertising Materials
System Demonstrations

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Madison street car meeting, Dec. 14

Posted on November 22, 2006. Filed under: Clean Air, General, Global Warming, Peak Oil & the End of Cheap Fossil Fuel |


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RENEW, Clean Wisconsin seek to oppose anti-wind lawsuit

Posted on November 21, 2006. Filed under: Wind |


Environmental Groups Affirm Support for Manitowoc County Wind Farm

To challenge unfounded assertions that wind generators threaten the health and safety of nearby neighbors, Clean Wisconsin and RENEW are moving to intervene in a lawsuit challenging Manitowoc County’s approval last summer of a windpower installation in the Town of Mishicot.

Both organizations support the seven-turbine project proposed by Emerging Energies, a Wisconsin limited liability partnership, and view the lawsuit’s allegations that the turbines constitute a public nuisance as utterly without merit.

“Wisconsin agencies have reviewed far larger wind projects with the same setback distances and have concluded that they will not significantly affect the human environment,” said RENEW Wisconsin’s Michael Vickerman.

“No matter which jurisdiction the lawsuit is filed in,” Vickerman said, “wind farm opponents recycle the same unsubstantiated claims even though not one of their legal challenges has ever prevailed. They seem unable to distinguish fantasy from fact.”

Both RENEW and Clean Wisconsin championed the passage of the state’s clean energy law (Act 141), which will raise the renewable energy content of the state’s electricity supply to 10% by 2015. Governor Doyle, a strong supporter of renewable energy development, enacted the legislation in March.

Wind generation should account for more than two-thirds of the renewable generation leveraged by Act 141, Vickerman said. There are more than a dozen wind energy projects proposed in Wisconsin, ranging in size from a single turbine to nearly 100.

“We need to stand up for our state’s progressive energy policies and not let a few fearful people derail or delay worthy wind projects,” Vickerman said.

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Business member: Sagrillo Power and Light

Posted on November 21, 2006. Filed under: General |


Address
E3971 BLUEBIRD RD
FORESTVILLE, WI 54213

In Business Since: 1980

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Mick Sagrillo
msagrillo@itol.com
Phone (920) 837-7523

Certifications and Affiliations

Renewable Resources
Wind Energy

Products or Services Offered
Design
–> Consulting
–> Monitoring Systems Design
–> Site Analysis
–> System Planning and Design
Equipment
–> Commissioning

Information or Educational Services
Guest Speaker or Instructor
Hold Workshops
Non-Advertising Materials

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Business member: Superior Safety and Environmental Services

Posted on November 21, 2006. Filed under: General |


Address
1311 MIDDLETON ST
PO BOX 620858
MIDDLETON, WI 53562

In Business Since: 1988

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Robert Owen, Jr.
rowen@chorus.net
Phone (608) 831-6150

Certifications and Affiliations
Registered Professional Engineers (PE)

Renewable Resources
Wind Energy

Products or Services Offered
Design
–> Monitoring Systems Design
–> Site Analysis

Information or Educational Services
Guest Speaker or Instructor

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Business member: Prairie Solar Power & Light

Posted on November 20, 2006. Filed under: General |


Full Service Installer
Photovoltaic
Wind Energy Systems

Address
61660 PEACH TREE LN
PRAIRIE DU CHEIN, WI 53821

In Business Since: 2000

Type of Organization: Individual/Sole Proprietor

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Rich Bannen
bannen01@centurytel.net
Phone (608) 412-0132
Fax

Certifications and Affiliations
Licensed Electrical Contractor

Renewable Resources
Solar Energy – Solar Thermal and Water Heating

Products or Services Offered
Design
–> Feasibility Studies
–> Monitoring Systems Design
–> Site Analysis
–> System Planning and Design
Equipment
–> Commissioning
–> Install
–> Maintenance or Repair
–> Sales
Financing
Installation
–> Design Consultation
–> Electrical
–> Monitoring Systems

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Business member: Photovoltaic Systems Co.

Posted on November 20, 2006. Filed under: General |


Full Service Installer
Photovoltaic

Address
7910 HWY 54
AMHERST, WI 54406

In Business Since: 1980

Contact Information
Primary Contact
James Kerbel
pvsolar@wi-net.com
Phone (715) 824-2069
Fax (715) 824-3069

Certifications and Affiliations
MREA Certified PV Site Assessor
NABCEP Certified PV Installer
Xantrex Certified

Renewable Resources

Products or Services Offered
Design
–> Engineering Studies and Analysis
–> Monitoring Systems Design
–> Site Analysis
–> System Planning and Design
Equipment
–> Install
–> Maintenance or Repair
–> Sell
Installation
–> Commissioning of Installations
–> Controls
–> Electrical
–> Monitoring Systems

Information or Educational Services
Guest Speaker or Instructor
Hold Workshops
System Demonstrations

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