Juhl Wind receives $1.4 million U.S. stimulus grant for Winona County wind project

JUHL WIND INC

Juhl Wind receives $1.4 million U.S. stimulus grant for Winona County wind project


Juhl Wind, a Community based wind power developer, has
received approximately $1,413,000 in U.S. Stimulus Grant funds for its recently
completed $4.8 million Winona County Wind Project in Winona County, MN. 


The U.S. Treasury Department issued
grant in accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The grant was used toward payment of construction costs for the
project. 

“The U.S. Stimulus program has provided very
important support for the continuing growth of our Community Wind projects
throughout the Midwestern United States,” said Dan Juhl, chairman and CEO of
Juhl Wind.

The Winona County Wind project utilizes two Unison,
direct-drive wind turbine generators, a technology based on an advanced
gearless system. Community-owned wind farms deliver a totally clean and
low-cost energy resource.

Juhl Energy Development, a wholly-owned, development
subsidiary of Juhl Wind
, developed and
constructed the project. The project put into commercial operation in the
fourth quarter 2011. 

Juhl Wind recently announced the
official commercial operation and its acquisition of the $22 million Valley
View Wind Farm located near the Company’s headquarters in Chandler, Minnesota
in the southwestern part of the state. 

The Valley View Project is a 10 MW facility that utilizes
5 Gamesa G87 wind turbines and is providing the clean, renewable energy to Xcel
Energy through a long-term, power purchase agreement.


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