Gamesa enters U.S. distributed and community wind power market

Gamesa said on March 20, 2012, it is entering the distributed and community wind energy market through an agreement that makes Harvest the Wind Network a primary distributor of Gamesa's family of G5X-850 kW turbines.

Madrid, Spain-based Gamesa said distributed and community wind projects are among the fastest-growing segments in the U.S. wind industry as more cooperatives, smaller utilities, commercial businesses, small and large industries, and communities embrace the clean-energy opportunities and utility savings.

First installed in 2001, Gamesa's G5X-850 kW platform performance is tested and validated with more than 9,482 units (8,060 MW) installed around the world.

Harvest the Wind Network is part of BTI Inc., a fourth-generation family business in southwest Kansas. It consists of 13 independent dealer groups in more than 200 locations. The network has installed and is servicing over 125 turbines, with more than 100 projects in progress ranging in size from 50 kW to 10 MW.

Gamesa has two factories in Pennsylvania and employs 900 people in North America. The North American market currently represents 14 percent of Gamesa's total global wind turbine sales volumes.

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