Wind Energy is a form of solar energy, created by circulation patterns in the Earth's atmosphere that are driven by heat from the sun.
In the last 20 years, wind power has progressed from a cottage industry to today's dynamic, high efficiency industry, through the advent of new technology and the development of a highly scientific approach to positioning the technology. Costs have been reduced through exciting advances in design, production economies of scale, significant advances in the science of wind power, larger individual turbine sizes and increased turbine availability (98% average, the highest in the power industry).Today, the largest turbines produce over 250 times more electricity than the largest turbines produced 20 years ago, with the current “mainstream” wind turbines ranging in size from 1.5MW to 2.5MW.With 3.6MW turbines coming very near to commercialization.
Alternate Energy Solutions, Inc . is renewable energy company specializing in wind turbine development and integration, for clients, and the company's portfolio of renewable energy generating assets. Target business focus is within the educational, municipal and agricultural sectors. Management is currently working and evaluating opportunities in the states of Michigan, Montana and New York, Canada and Eastern Europe.
FPL Group, Inc . (NYSE: FPL), through its principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy principally in the state of Florida. The company produces electricity utilizing natural gas, wind, and nuclear resources. It also owns, develops, constructs, manages, and operates domestic electric-generating facilities in wholesale energy markets. FPL Group also provides fiber-optic and cable services to telecommunications companies and other customers throughout Florida. The company primarily serves residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. As of February 28, 2005, it served approximately 4.2 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Group was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Juno Beach, Florida.
General Electric (GE: NYSE) GE is a diversified technology and services company dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and plastics, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. GE Wind Energy, part of GE Power Systems, designs and manufactures wind turbines with rated outputs of between 900 and 3,600 kilowatts, and offers support services ranging from project development to operation and maintenance. Worldwide, the company has developed and/or sold over 5,500 wind turbines with a rated capacity exceeding 3,100 megawatts.
Kore Holdings, Inc. (KORH: OTC) is a power provider and marketer of alternative energy and financial services with net assets of $23 million. It delivers products and services through subsidiary companies. The Company's energy divisions own and develop Wind Farms as well as Hydro and Distributed Power Facilities. The Company also owns and reclaims large tonnage of coal fines. The coal fines are cleaned, processed and sold to power plants and other end users such as cement plants. McKenzie Bay International Ltd (MKBY.OB) offers a sustainable renewable energy solution to address the growing demand and escalating costs of electricity through the WindStorSM distributed generation system. “WindStorSM”, a wind energy system, will generate, distribute and store electricity at urban and off-grid locations with a WindStorSMWind Turbine, a proprietary ‘System Integrator' and a battery. McKenzie Bay is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Sea Breeze Power Corp. (TSX.V: SBX) Sea Breeze Pacific RTS (a British Columbia corporation jointly owned with Boundless Energy LLC, of York Harbour, Maine) was formed to ensure the existence of an economic path to market for the large amounts of renewable energy presently under development on Vancouver Island. Sea Breeze Power Corp.'s partner in the venture, Boundless Energy LLC, is the transmission and utility engineering principal of the Neptune Regional Transmission consortium whose bid was recently selected for the installation of a 67-mile, 600-megawatt HVDC submarine transmission cable from northern New Jersey to central Long Island.
Scottish Power PLC (SPI) is a public limited company registered in Scotland. Through its operating subsidiaries, the Company provides in excess of 5.8 million electricity or gas services to homes and businesses in the western United States and across the United Kingdom. It provides electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply services in both countries. Its United States activities extend to coal mining and gas storage, including gas facilities in western Canada and in Texas. The Company's subsidiaries include Arlington Wind LLC; Aspen 1 Limited; Beaufort Energy Limited; Birmingham Syn Fuel I, Inc.; Brentwood Gas Storage LLC; Caledonian Communications Limited; Caledonian Gas Limited; Camjar plc.; Canopy Botanicals, SRL; City Gate Gas Storage LLC; Cityscape Limited; Clubcall Telephone Services Limited; Clubline Services Limited; Colorado Green Holdings, LLC; Colorado Wind Ventures, LLC; Columbia Gas Storage LLC; Copperteam Limited, and Core Utility Solutions Limited.
Tower Tech Holdings, Inc (OTCBB: TWRT) is dedicated to the exclusive mass-production of large wind tower support structures, wind turbine assemblies and monopiles for the multi-billion dollar wind power industry. Tower Tech Systems believes that it has one of the largest production capacities of any wind tower manufacturer in North America, and its ability to integrate the entire manufacturing process at its facility sets Tower Tech apart from other manufactures in the United States. Tower Tech is currently manufacturing towers for Gamesa and is under a multi-year, preferential manufacturing contract with Vestas Wind Systems of Denmark.
TXU Corp. (TXU) a Dallas-based energy company, manages a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy primarily in Texas. In the competitive TXU Energy Holdings segment (comprised of electricity generation, wholesale marketing and retailing operations), TXU Energy provides electricity and related services to 2.3 million competitive electricity customers in Texas, more customers than any other retail electric provider in the state. TXU Power has over 18,300 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW of nuclear and 5,837 MW of lignite/coal-fired generation capacity. The company is also one of the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and North America.
Western Wind Energy - (WND.V, WNDEF.OB) - has operations in CA, AZ, NS. www.westernwindenergy.com
Vector Wind Energy (VWE.V) is planning operations in various Canadian provinces. www.vectorwindenergy.com
Vestas Wind Systems (OTC.PK: VWSYF.PK) KFX Companies:XCSE (Denmark) is the world leader in wind technology and a driving force in the development of the wind power industry. Vestas' core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale, marketing and maintenance of wind power systems that use wind energy to generate electricity.
Vitasti, Inc. (OTCBB: VITS) has signed an agreement with Welwind International Energy Corporation (WIEC) for 100% of WIEC's assets. Welwind was founded in 2005 to build, own and operate wind farms on an international scale. Their current project is to bridge the North America-China link by building wind farms in China beginning along the South China Sea.
Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTCBB: MMGW) a development stage company, engages in the production of wind turbines and sale of wind generated electricity. It develops its prototype wind energy production equipment, as well as locates and adapts suitable operating facilities. The company's MultiAxis Turbosystem technology is expected to contribute wind energy as a factor in the production of electric power.