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Winds of Change: Challenges in an Ongoing Wind Boom in Texas


  • 04 2011 28

    April 27, Houston, TXIn regard to wind energy, Texas is the most important state in the U.S. and has been leading the American wind energy market with a cumulative installed wind energy capacity of 10,085 MW, which is more than twice the capacity of the next ranking state, Iowa (3,675 MW).While Texas just like the U.S. also experienced a slow first three quarters in 2010 with a total installation of 322.1 MW, the market is picking up again and another 350 MW are planned to be installed in the fourth quarter of 2010 alone.

    The goal of the 3rd German American Wind Energy Conference 2011 is to explore the market potential for wind energy in Texas as well as identify challenges for an ongoing wind boom in Texas such as grid integration. Several German wind energy companies will be in attendance to establish business contacts with the Texas wind industry and share their experience of the European wind energy market.

    The speakers at the conference will include:
    •    Policy makers from German and American companies
    •    Representatives from leading research institutes and organizations and
    •    Government representatives as well as representatives from leading industrial organizations

    The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US will welcome manufacturers, project developers, contractors, retailers, as well as governmental and organizational representatives to this event.

    This conference is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).


    Sursa: renewableenergyworld.com