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By Jacob Cohen-Donnelly on Sep 4, 2009 with no responses

GWS Technologies to Develop Wind Technology in Montana

On Wednesday, GWS Technologies, Inc. announced that they had plans to develop wind solutions throughout the state with an agreement made with Wind Pro Energy Systems in Circle, Montana. This announcement has come only a month after a Harvard study concluded that Montana was the second windiest state in the United States after only Texas which is known for its own tremendous wind power potential.

“We are very excited to be able to work with Wind Pro,” said Michael Coskun, Vice President of GWS Technologies, Inc. “Montana has terrific state and local incentives which will complement the current federal rebates, making this the perfect market to begin utility-scale installations and distribution.”

An example of a wind turbine turning wind power into energy.

An example of a wind turbine turning wind power into energy.

According to sources within Montana, the state is currently developing more wind energy than any other state in the Union with the hope that by 2030, 30% of its energy will come from wind, greatly cutting back on the need for other nonrenewable sources.

The newly created department in the state, Energy Promotion and Development Division (2007), is responsibile for assisting and monitoring roughly 50 industrial projects that are in wind energy. These projects are all different sizes and in different stages of development, but the goal is for these projects to create over 4,000 megawatts of energy.

New transmission lines are in development that will greatly increase the amount of energy that can get around.

Created in 2005, GWS (GreenWindSolar) Technologies is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. They develop solar and wind-power renewable energy products and solutions. With wind being the fastest-growing source of energy, growing at 29% each year for the past ten years, it makes perfect sense why GWS Technologies Inc. was created.