Source: Star PhoenixConstruction of a wind turbine project the first of its kind in The united states is underway on Cowessess First Nation land fourkilometres east of Regina between the TransCanada Highway and Highway 33.
"Cowessess happens to be a First Nation to put its foot forward, and we're very pleased to be breaking new ground again," Cowessess Chief Grady Lerat said in a Cheap Canada Goose Jackets Online
press release Wednesday.
The $4.7million project requires the erection of an 800 kW Enercon E53 wind turbine connected to a lithiumion battery with 740 kWh of electrical storage capacity. Lionel Sparvier, economic development manager for Cowessess First Nation, said the project is one of the first in the world to use a wind turbine in conjunction with a lithiumion battery. "This may be the first one in North America where we're connecting the turbine to Michael Kors Iphone Wallet Uk
lithiumion batteries, What we're attempting to do is smooth the flow (of electricity) in to the grid."
If the fiveyear research study is successful, more wind turbines might be built on Cowessess First Nation. "That's our hope," Sparvier said.
The wind turbine will have a hub height of 73 metres and should be visible for those travelling along the TransCanada Highway. The project Discount Oakleys
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agreement through SaskPower's Green Options Partners Program.
The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) collaborated with Cowessess around the project, providing its knowledge of engineering and technical support, in addition to project management.
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Sheldon Hill, SRC's alternative energy unit manager, said within the release. "This project allows SRC and Cowessess . to develop and evaluate Nike Free 5.0
a variety of strategies and also to demonstrate the potential benefits of coupling energy storage with wind energy."The project has been financed through a $1.8million equity contribution from Cowessess, $2.8 million in funding and support from Natural Nike Cortez Mens Trainers
Resources Canada (NRCan) through its Clean Energy Fund, $1.4 million from the Saskatchewan government through its Go Green Fund, $500,000 from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and financial and technical support from SRC.
With more than 20,000 wind generators installed in over 30 countries, Enercon is known as one of the Discount Belstaff
leading wind turbine manufacturers on the planet. The battery system has been supplied by Saft, a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technology batteries for industry.