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September 21, 2012

AEI worked with Scotty Daniels

Filed under: News,Wind Energy — admin @ 4:24 pm

AEI worked with Scotty Daniels for many years on his property near Snyder, TX to gather wind data for wind farm development. AEI provided data logger and sensor use as well as pre-development analysis and assistance with data distribution. After more than ten years of collaboration, Mr. Daniels has a wind project on his property. Please view the webcam of construction at the WindKraftNord Project Mozart:

August 15, 2012

AEI 35th Anniversary Event

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — admin @ 10:29 am

Sept 7 is the date and the AEI office is the place! We are inviting old workers and associates to gather and share stories. We are also trying to get a fundraiser going with a talent show and silent auction. If you have anything to donate for the auction or want to help, let us know!

February 2, 2012

AEI Wind Weekly News

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , — admin @ 2:23 pm

Wind farm construction to bring millions to region
Cielo Wind Power is gathering a team to try to beat a deadline to construct the Spinning Spur Wind Ranch, and it wants to steer $50 to $70 million in contracts to regional businesses.
The work would be part of the $190-million project set for 20,000 acres on the edge of the Caprock just west of Vega. The target start date is Dec. 1… click here to view full article

Promote wind, not oil
You claim that President Obama made a “serious mistake” in opposing the oil pipeline from Canada. This line would pass over the Ogallala Aquifer and across miles and miles of some of the richest farm ground in our country…consider what the environmental damage might be, especially for the aquifer. It is claimed that one quart of oil can make 1 million gallons of water undrinkable… click here to view full article

Goldwind secures $5.6 billion expansion loan
CHINA: Goldwind has signed an agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) for a CNY 35 billion ($5.6 billion) loan for domestic wind farm construction and other businesses…

January 24, 2012

AEI Wind Weekly News

Filed under: National News,News,Wind Energy — Tags: — admin @ 1:57 pm

Minnesota schools collaborate on wind research and training
The Mesabi Range College and University of Minnesota have formed a partnership in wind-energy research, education and technology advancement. The goal of the partnership is to develop nationally recognized opportunities within Minnesota for future wind energy educators, technicians, engineers, business leaders, and innovators… click here to view full article

200 MW Wind Farm to Boost Ohio Clean Power
The Ohio Power Siting Board, the state utility regulatory agency, has given the green light to start building the Black Fork Wind Farm, a 200-megawatt facility that will be capable of generating enough clean electricity to power 10,000 homes… click here to view full article

November 4, 2011

AEI Wind Weekly News

Filed under: News,Texas News — Tags: — admin @ 9:37 am

Vestas receives order
Vestas has received a 99 MW order from E.ON Climate and Renewables North America for 55 V100-1.8 MW turbines for the Anacacho wind-energy project near Uvalde, Texas. The contract includes deli …more

Wind farm development can be powerful, as long as proper design is implemented.
Wind energy helps alleviate some of the environmental concerns about burning fossil fuels, but wind farms also introduce their own problems related to wildlife conservation, including habitat loss a … more info

October 28, 2011

Lesotho signs $15 billion water, wind energy deal

Filed under: International News,News — Tags: — admin @ 8:41 am

Lesotho has signed a $15 billion (11 billion euro) renewable energy deal with a South African company in the country’s largest-ever private investment, officials said on Thursday. “The project aims to harness the natural resources of wind and water in Lesotho’s Maluti Mountains to produce power that will be used by both Lesotho and South Africa,” Johannesburg-based Harrison & White Investments said in a statement. The Lesotho Highlands Power Project (LHPP) will generate 6,000 megawatts of wind p …
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GE to Sell 350 Wind Turbines to BP Unit

Filed under: National News,News — Tags: — admin @ 8:37 am


General Electric Co. said Thursday it is selling 350 wind turbines to BP PLC’s wind energy arm in a deal valued at roughly $750 million.

BP said the deal, encompassing equipment and five-year service agreement, reflects the energy giant’s push to aggressively expand its presence in U.S. wind energy projects.

Roughly 88 wind turbines will be delivered to BP’s Mehoopany Wind Farm located on a 9,000-acre site in Pennsylvannia. The remaining 262 units will be delivered to a Kansas wind farm. Both projects, which will have a combined power generation of 560 megawatts, are expected to be on line by the end of next year.

“We continue to see strong demand for our advanced wind turbine technology because of its capability to meet the economic and environmental priorities of operators like BP Wind Energy,” said Victor Abate, vice president of renewables for GE Power & Water.

Reporting third-quarter results last week, GE said profit fell 9% at its big energy business amid pressure on prices for wind turbines. The conglomerate’s energy business is a key focus for the company as it aims to shift back to its industrial roots.

September 12, 2011

NOW HIRING: Field Work/Data Collection

Filed under: Jobs,Local News,News — Tags: , — admin @ 8:43 am

AEI is hiring a student worker for Field Work and Data Collection!

Job Description

AEI Regional Wind Test Center is hiring one student to assist in field work and data collection. This position will require mechanical/electrical ability and knowledge of computers.

Applicant must have transportation if needed to and from the wind test center 7 miles east of Campus.


Please contact David Carr with questions: 651-2295 or

Background Check

A criminal history background check will be obtained on the student hired for this position.

To Apply (and For More Information)

To apply, check out the WTAMU Student Job Listings.

August 3, 2011

Winds changing for Bushland energy research laboratory

Here’s some more news on the end of the research lab at Bushland, by Kevin Welch at the Amarillo Globe-News.

Some types of energy projects have been spinning at Bushland’s Conservation and Production Laboratory for more than three decades, but they’ll start slowing to a stop in two years.

“Our national research program office said it wanted a stronger emphasis on biofuels, and we are the only solar/wind program so we kind of stuck out,” acting lab director Terry Howell said. “But there will be no impact on federal funding or personnel. The only people who will be affected by the transition work for West Texas A&M.”

All the soil and water conservation, feedlot, crop management and plant variety improvement work at the lab will continue.
It’s part of a change of concept and philosophy by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced four more biomass projects in several states, but not Texas, to use non-food crops such as wood, oil seed or switchgrass to create fuel.

Click here
to read the full article on the Globe-News web site.

For more on Bushland, check out this NewsChannel10 Amarillo interview.

USDA ending wind program in Bushland

NewsChannel 10 Amarillo posted a video this weekend about the end of the USDA wind research program in Bushland. AEI’s Ken Starcher was interviewed for this story.

Click here to view the video on the NewsChannel 10 web site.

For more on Bushland, check out this Amarillo Globe-News article.

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