5 Reasons to Invest in Wind Energy Development for the Future

Wind Energy Development

There is no question that technologies such as wind turbines are less efficient than continuing to use fossil fuel. So why are we investing so much in renewable in terms of tax breaks and legislation? This video presents a non political outline of the situation that planet finds itself in. It does not offer any solutions. This was first posted on Thumbwind in 2012. Three years later it resonates even more.

Lake Winds Energy Park

Michigan Wind Farm

Lake Winds Energy Park, a 100-megawatt facility in Mason County Michigan. The wind farm consists of 58 turbines. The park utilizes Vestas-American Wind Technology Inc. to supply V100-1.8-megawatt wind turbine generators in-line with the region’s wind speeds. The park is owned and operated by Consumers Energy. Wind Park Location Selection The project secured more than … Read more

Gratiot Farms Wind Project Powers Up in Mid Michigan

Wind Energy Development

Consumers Energy announced Gratiot Farms Wind Project is operational and contributes 150 megawatts of renewable energy to Michigan customers. Gratiot Farms Wind Project went online on December 16 and featured 60 turbines with a 150-megawatt capacity, enough to power about 58,000 residents. Consumers Energy acquired the project from Enel Green Power America, which started developing … Read more

Cross Winds Energy Parks (I, II, III)

Michigan Wind Farm Map

The initial 111-megawatt Cross Winds® Energy Park — owned by Consumers Energy — began operating in 2014 in Tuscola County Michigan. Future phases of Cross Winds are being planned by Consumers Energy began in 2017 and continuing through 2020. 44 megawatts was in operation by the end of 2017 with 62 Turbines Phase II of … Read more