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Siemens lands huge North American wind power orders

AFP/The Local · 10 Aug 2010, 17:20

Published: 10 Aug 2010 17:20 GMT+02:00

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Siemens will supply wind turbines capable of producing 600 megawatts of electricity, enough for 240,000 households, in Ontario. It will also provide 98 turbines for an Oklahoman wind farm, enough for 227 megawatts powering 68,000 homes.

Market prices for land-based wind turbines are around €1 million per megawatt, meaning the orders are worth around €800 million for Siemens, industry specialists said.

"North America is a very important market for wind power," said Rene Umlauft, head of Siemens' Renewable Energy division.

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Siemens also said it was the first time gearless turbines had been sold in the United States and that the company hoped to capitalise on being the first to offer the new technology in the country.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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15:22 August 12, 2010 by dbert4
Since the Amis are clearly too stupid to be interested in anything like manufacturing or maintaining an industrial-base. Maybe they can earn enough from peddling "credit default swaps" ( their own of course) to pay for the wind generators? Well, if the Cinese let them of course.
09:12 August 13, 2010 by HarryR
It's incredible that the Americans prefer to buy this in from overseas rather than develop their own technology.

Great for Germany of course and a just reward for her early investment in green technologies and must establish her as the market leader, at least until the Chinese get on the case or Siemens moves production to there.
11:51 August 13, 2010 by auniquecorn
dbert4 is a dickhead
12:48 August 14, 2010 by tallady
Here is some information I copied from Wikipedia for your remark concerning USA manufacturing and industrial base,where did you get yours dber14???????

The United States has been the world's largest national economy since 1870 and remains the world's largest manufacturer, representing 19% of the world's entire manufacturing output. In fact, the US manufacturing output is greater than that of the countries of China, India, and Russia combined.
20:50 August 15, 2010 by dbert4
"Last year, the US created 19.9 per cent of world manufacturing output, compared with 18.6 per cent for China" -Financial Times, June 20 2010

The output of China, India and Russia is larger, the US only has the Worlds largest trade deficits.
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