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December 18, 2005


Steve Spence

And in many parts of the world, the anti-wind folks are try to shutdown wind projects. Having a wind gen and solar panels may be the difference between the haves and the have nots at some point.


Unfortunately, actual turbine prices that we are seing in the U.S. are 20-50% _higher_ this year than they were previously, as a result of short term demand for wind turbines far outstripping supply. Because manufacturers face uncertainty about the Production Tax Credit (PTC), they underinvest in production capacity because they don't know if there is going to be a PTC in a few years. So when the PTC is in place (now until the end of 2006), there is a large demand to get projects scheduled and only a limited amount of turbines. This boom and bust cycle is often quoted as one of the reasons that turbine prices haven't fallen quicker. However, with a high natural gas price as we are seeing now, wind still competes well.


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heiba dieng

need information about prices of solar panel

Kerry beauchr

The article was incorrect in its statements that wind turbine prices are coming down, when in fact they are going up because of higher demand recently. The turbines produced by the Chinese are of now obsolete models that can't be sold
to developed countries. The article was mostly inaccurate.

James Ye

Exmok Windpower Co. is the China's leading supplier of small wind generator. Our mission is to demonstrate that green energy is genuinely viable, whether you are living on or off grid - and that renewable energy can be a sound financial investment, as well as a sound investment in our future.

Wind Turbine

Wow, now maybe they can actually put some of those turbines to use, and stop crapping all over the environment over there.

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