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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

July 24, 2013

Chinese wind power giant faces U.S. indictment on economic espionage charges

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-07-24 11:58:33

China’s largest wind energy manufacturer, Sinovel Wind Group Co., has become the new face of a growing fracas between the United States and its global economic rival over intellectual property and the legal use and transfer of renewable energy goods and services. Sinovel, which once bragged of pushing U.S. power systems giant General Electric Co. into third place for global wind turbine manufacturing, now faces charges in U.S. federal court that it and two of its employees conspired with another individual to steal proprietary software from a U.S. firm that was used to improve the efficiency of Sinovel wind turbines. [ read more … ]

New Wind Farm Projects to Supply Arkansas, Nebraska

by Associated Press on Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2013 7:42 am  •    •  Posted 2013-07-24 11:58:44

Oklahoma is adding two new wind farms that will provide a combined 250 megawatts of wind energy to utilities in Arkansas and Nebraska, developers said. Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. said it’s reached an agreement to sell 150 megawatts of wind energy to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., which is part of a cooperative that provides electricity for more than 500,000 customers. RES Americas plans to build a wind farm with 75 turbines in Murray and Carter counties with a completion date set for the end of 2014. [ read more … ]

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