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BREAKING NEWS!

9/9/13

west texas power has been SELECTED FOR A WIND AWARD UNDER THE ARMY'S SOLICITATION FOR RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY POWER PRODUCTION (MATOC).


WEST TEXAS POWER IS NOW QUALIFIED TO PROPOSE ON TASK ORDERS FOR WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS SERVING DESIGNATED ARMY INSTALLATIONS.

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News Release 4-22-2013
Why are Solar Carports a Good Installation Option?


One of the fastest growing trends in the photovoltaic market is the use of carports as a means to support a PV system. An ideal location to build solar carports is anywhere that there is a parking lot and limited shading from trees and tall buildings. Companies are choosing to tap power typically lost to blacktop by producing electricity for wholesale generation, net-metering or EV/PHEV charging stations. The economic effects of net-metering to peak shave or wholesale distribution with a Feed-In-Tariff Program on a capital improvement project cannot be ignored. [READ ENTIRE ARTICLE]

News Release 8-6-2013
Study Finds that the Price of Wind Energy in the United States Is Near an All-Time Low
But continued Federal policy uncertainty and low natural gas prices create headwinds for the sector


Annual wind power additions in the United States achieved record levels in 2012, while wind energy pricing is near an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).


Roughly 13.1 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity were connected to the U.S. grid in 2012, well above the previous high in 2009, and motivated by the scheduled expiration of federal tax incentives at the end of 2012.  The prices offered by wind projects to utility purchasers averaged $40/MWh for projects negotiating contracts 2011 and 2012, spurring demand for wind energy.  At the same time, even with a short-term extension of federal tax incentives now in place, the wind power industry is facing uncertain times, in part due to low natural gas prices and continued policy... [READ ENTIRE ARTICLE]