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Goldwind USA secures order for Panamanian wind farm

Infrastructure UpgradesGoldwind USA Inc. has sign an agreement with Union Eolica Panameña (UEP) to supply its GW 2.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) wind turbines for the Penonome wind farm in the Province of Cocle, Panama. The project will be built in four phases, with Goldwind Capital, the manufacturer/developer's equity arm, providing the capital to support the first phase of development. The full project, which is planned for operation in 2013, will be the largest in both Panama, and Central America.

Coupled with recent awards in Chile and Ecuador, the deal marks Goldwind’s fourth wind farm in Latin America. “We are thrilled to partner with UEP on this critical project,” said Tim Rosenzweig, CEO of Goldwind for the Americas. “The Penonome wind farm represents Goldwind’s commitment the central and South American markets and will play a crucial role in Panama’s impressive efforts to move towards a renewable energy future”

Goldwind will be supplying, erecting and commissioning the wind turbines and power plant including the supervision of work performed by the balance of plant contractor on civil works construction, electrical and transmission interconnection to the Panamanian Electric System. “The efficiency of Goldwind’s advanced permanent magnet direct-drive technology and ability to meet the stringent Panamanian grid code requirements, make the Goldwind turbine an ideal fit for the Penonome site,” said Rafael Pérez-Pire, CEO of UEP.

The project will strengthen the country’s energy matrix, complementing the existing technologies and creating more balance and security to the national electrical system. (Press Release)

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Goldwind USA secures order for Panamanian wind farm
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 07:34 AM EDT

So the Panamanian government has been suckered into the wind farm idiocy. Windfarms are not a panacea for renewable energy. They are a blight on the landscape and only produce when the wind is blowing. It is another way of sucking money out of developing nations. Why hasn't anyone talked to the residents of Spain who have seen their power bills skyrocket and the service decreased because the windfarms cannot produce enough electricity? Has anyone from Panama (I have) driven along the coast in Spain to see the blight of these machines on the horizon? Has anyone driven or walked up to one of these monstrosities and seen the dead birds at their base?? I have. Trucks are deployed every day just to pick up the birds. This is a dumb decision but it does follow along with the UN Agenda 21 which Panama has agreed to follow!!