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  •  Gas turbines, wind turbines? (4+ / 0-)

    And all kinds of other things....

    The largest supplier of wind turbines in the United States is GE, which makes and sells turbines around the world. Last year it supplied one of every two turbines installed in the United States, all of them in states with policies that require that a percentage of electricity come from renewable sources such as wind or solar.


    The recent stimulus legislation was good for the wind industry because it provided investment credits and grants. Another important boost was the extension of investment tax credits for wind for four years. But what the wind industry really needs is a national requirement to get a set percentage of electricity from renewable energy, Rumsey and other wind industry officials say.


    GE has factories in Pensacola, Fla., Greenville, S.C., and Tehachapi, Calif., where workers assemble the control system, drive train and generator in the nacelle and ship them for final assembly at the sites where they’re being installed.

    "The perfect is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

    by Lawrence on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 06:47:11 AM PST

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