Sunday, October 26, 2008

GS4 Expo and prize winner

I finished the expo yesterday and had a great turnout. I had 49 people sign up for the Powercost Monitor and had 6 people wanting a site assessment of their property. I will start calling first of next week to schedule a time to meet with them. The winner of the Powercost Monitor was Larry Vanderburg of Traverse City. There was a lot of people interested in what I had to offer. So if it something that you would like for yourself give me a call and I will visit your property too. Thanks to all the people that visited my booth at the expo.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Millington Project

We finished the base for the next wind turbine in the Thumb area. We used the SMART Base foundation from SWWP. It was a pretty easy install. We used 5 1/2 yards of concrete to fill the hole. We are installing a 45' tower and turbine on this base. The base is rated for a 60' tower, for future use if wanted.

It is still not to late to have a wind turbine this year. I have anchor bolts in stock and ready to install, while your turbine and tower are on order for deliver to your property.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Markup another one

I received a call last night from my father in law and he said he was ready for me to install a new wind turbine for him. This will be the first in Antrim County.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Setting things straight

I want people to know that I am not a Skystream dealer, but I currently am working with a dealer in the area. Some say that I am not factory authorized to work on these units, that is true but I am going to the factory this winter to become factory authorized, as soon as the next class becomes available. But as long as I am working with a dealer I am authorized.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Millington Project

I have been a little slow about getting this project listed on my blog. I have started another wind turbine in the MIllington area. It is located on Irish Rd. We will be there Wednesday to pour the foundation for the tower. We will be using a different foundation that we have not used before, so thing will be interesting. I will post some pictures when are done next week.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

GS4 in Traverse City

I will be at the Green Expo at the Hagerty Center October 25th from 10am - 4pm. I will be at booth 42. I have a prize that I am giving away while there at the show. It is a PowerCost Monitor from Blueline Innovations click this link for more information about it. I hope to see you at the expo. Stop by and say Hello.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Small Wind Turbine Federal Tax Credit is Law

Small Wind Turbine Federal Tax Credit is Law

Today Congress passed legislation, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, H.R. 1424, that includes a new federal-level investment tax credit to help consumers purchase small wind turbines for home, farm, or business use. A few hours ago, President Bush signed the bill into law. Owners of small wind systems with 100 kilowatts (kW) of capacity and less can receive a credit for 30% of the total installed cost of the system, not to exceed $4,000. The credit will be available for equipment installed from today through December 31, 2016. For turbines used for homes, the credit is limited to the lesser of $4,000 or $1,000 per kW of capacity.

“We thank Congress for recognizing and supporting small wind systems as an important contributor toward energy security and a cleaner environment. This credit will help individuals cut their electric bills while combating global warming and reducing our importation of fossil fuels in a tangible way,” says Ron Stimmel, Small-Wind Advocate with the American Wind Energy Association.

This legislation marks the first federal incentive for small wind systems since 1985. Industry members say the credit could foster U.S. market growth of 40% or more annually for the largely American based industry.

AWEA, its members, and allies have advocated for a 30% federal investment tax credit for small wind systems 100 kW and smaller to put the industry on equal policy footing with the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. The two technologies share the same market. The broad legislation passed today also extends and expands a similar credit for the solar industry that was first passed in 2005. Residential and commercial solar PV installations can receive a 30% credit, capped at $4,000 for residential applications and uncapped for commercial uses.

The U.S. has historically dominated the global small-wind market but has faced pressure in recent years from overseas nations that have implemented strong domestic incentive programs for small-scale renewables. The U.S. small wind industry projects that the enactment of this federal credit, combined with a forthcoming equipment certification program, will help secure the U.S. market as the global leader thus providing thousands of new jobs for Americans.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tuscola Appointments for October 16th.

I have been receiving a lot call for people that would like a site visit to their home in the Tuscola County Area. I will be back in town October 16th if anyone else that would like to meet with me to talk about wind turbines. I currently have two appointments, one at 3:30 and the other at 5:30. So give me a call and lets shot the breeze. (231) 688-4626

Also my next wind turbine that will be going up will be in the Millington Area. We still have time to install these wind turbine yet this year.