Queen Creek, Ariz., January 14, 2011 – WindPower Innovations, a wind power infrastructure and smart grid solutions company, has been selected by GWS Technologies, Inc. to provide equipment and services for GWS Technologies’ Colorado Plateau Wind Energy I, a 1,500 acre commercial wind farm under development northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona.
In addition to WindPower Innovations‘ next generation Grid-Tie Inverter solutions and turbines, the company will bring a comprehensive range of services to the Colorado Plateau wind project, including access to WindPower Innovations’ heavy lift facility, crane services, construction and ongoing turbine maintenance.
“Northern Arizona offers tremendous opportunities for utility-scale wind power, and we are excited to be working with GWS Technologies to develop wind power on the Colorado Plateau,” says John Myers, President and CEO of WindPower Innovations. “Arizona utilities are required to generate 15 percent of their power from renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar panels, by 2025 to meet state requirements, and now is the time to tap into Arizona’s wind energy potential to meet that goal.”
WindPower Innovations, Inc., is a wind power infrastructure and smart grid solutions company that is continually working on new innovations for wind turbines, wind energy generation and transmission, in addition to the comprehensive maintenance, repair and re-manufacture of existing equipment.
GWS Technologies, Inc. is a developer of wind and solar farms through joint ventures with landowners and investors. Its business model is to assist the landowner in the design, planning/zoning, and construction/installation of wind turbines and solar arrays on suitable properties and generate electricity that can be sold to end-users and utility companies, allowing the company to participate in long-term power purchase agreement revenues.