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YOUR OVERVIEW OF WIND POWER PRODUCTION BIG AND SMALL Your life could get better.

You should hang out, where it’s happenin. What is the best scale, the best size, for your wind power production? Learn the truth, from the followin facts. Wind turbines have significant economies of scale. Individual use -- Smaller farm or residential scale turbines cost less overall, but are more expensive per kilowatt of energy producin capacity. Wind turbines under 100 kilowatts cost roughly $3,000 to $5,000 per kilowatt of capacity. That means a 10 kilowatt machine (the size needed to power an average home) might cost $35,000-$50,000. County/township -- The costs for a commercial scale wind turbine in 2007 ranged from $1.2 million to $2.6 million, per MW of nameplate capacity installed. Most of the commercial-scale turbines installed today are 2 MW in size and cost roughly $3.5 Million installed Total costs for installin a commercial-scale wind turbine will vary significantly dependin on 1. the cost of financing 2. when the turbine purchase agreement was executed 3. construction contracts 4. the type of machine 5. the location of the project 6. other factors Cost components for wind projects include • • wind resource assessment site analysis expenses the price and freight of the turbine and tower construction expenses; permittin and interconnection studies utility system upgrades transformers protection meterin equipment insurance operations warranty maintenance repair legal and consultation fees

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Others factors that will impact your project economics include

1. your financin costs
2. the size of your project 3. taxes Huge wind farms – the World Bank approved a $3.75bn loan for Eskom, which included $260m for a 100MW wind farm in Sere

Suzlon is a vertically integrated wind power company Suzlon will install 45 units of its S88 – 2.1 megawatt wind turbine for AGL at the Hallett Wind Farm to be located approximately 220 kilometers north of Adelaide, in South Australia. Tulsi Tanti, Founder, Chairman & MD Products Wind Turbines Revenue $5.4 billion (2009) Employees 13,000 Suzlon Energy is a global wind power company based in India. In terms of market share, the company is the largest wind turbine manufacturer in Asia (and the 5th largest worldwide). In terms of net worth, it is the world's most valuable wind power company, but measured by market value, the company is smaller than Vestas and possibly GE, Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, Enercon and Siemens, of which the market value is harder to know because they are not traded as independent entities. It has several manufacturin sites in India as well as in mainland China, Germany and Belgium. REpower is a German wind turbine company founded in 2001, purchased December 2009 by Suzlon Energy Ltd. Its product range comprises several types of turbines with rated outputs of between 1.5 and 5 megawatts. It created the world's largest wind turbine, the 5M, in 2005. This has since been superseded by the Enercon E-126. REpower's 1.5-megawatt MD 70/77 range of turbines is one of the most successful turbines in its class. In 2002 REpower launched its 2-megawatt MM 70/82/92 range, currently in series production. REpower have ambitions to become a major supplier to the offshore wind industry. As well as the two units installed in the Beatrice demonstrator project in the Moray Firth, the 5M unit is currently bein used for Phase I of the Thornton Bank project off the Belgian coast, where the first six of a proposed 60 units are bein installed in the summer of 2008. Further projects include Nordergründe in the Weser estuary off the coast of Bremerhaven, where a turbine supply agreement has been signed to supply 18 5M units. The 5M is also expect to be deployed as part of the Alpha Ventus demonstrator in the German North Sea, where six 5M units are proposed to be installed in 2009. In anticipation of future turbine supply shortages, RWE Innogy signed a memorandum of understandin with REpower for supply of 250 offshore units up to 2016. Investec, a specialist bank with operations in the UK, South Africa and Australia, will offer loans for a 300MW wind farm to be located in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province. Last year the country uncorked Africa’s first feed-in tariff for wind energy. Stateowned energy utility Eskom is expected to kick off a selection process in the next two months that will eventually allocate some 1GW of renewables projects intended to be built by 2013.

Wind parks -- Suzlon operates the largest wind park in the world, the 584 MW wind park in the Western Ghats-Tamil Nadu. Also, the company operates what was at the time of construction Asia's largest wind park, a 201MW park near the Koyna reservoir in Satara district of Maharashtra - The Vankusawade Wind Park. If you would like to find companies that produce wind turbines and view the cost of the machine only, you can use these links. They are reputable companies in the field of wind.
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