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Wal-Mart to use wind turbine to help power California building

Reuters – Tue Aug 7, 2012 3:09pm EDT
(Reporting by Jessica Wohl in Chicago; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc will soon use the power of the wind to help run a distribution center in California as the world’s largest retailer continues to look for ways to reduce its impact on the environment and cut […]

ED GOLDMAN: The wind is at his back

Sacramento Business Journal by Ed Goldman, Columnist
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 8:45am PDT

Life Can be a Breeze — Without stretching the point, you could call Steven Grant a utility player — and not just because he’s the director of construction and project management for Foundation Windpower, an energy firm with some serious commercial clients […]

IEUA unveils new Wind Turbine

Fontana Herald News. By ALEJANDRO CANO – Thursday, April 5, 2012

For most Inland Empire residents, the strong winds that hit the local area at various times throughout the year are annoying and even dangerous — but for local energy agencies, the stronger the winds, the more satisfactory the results of generating energy.

So it was […]

Tracy companies turn shade of green

Tracy Press – by Denise Ellen Rizzo 12.01.11

A number of Tracy business officials gathered Thursday morning at the Tracy Transit Station to address their efforts to improve the environment through a variety of green programs.
“This is about helping businesses meet regulatory requirements, reduce their cost of doing business, and transform how they do that […]

Wind turbine to bring inexpensive power to utilities agency

By Wendy Leung, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. 11/17/2011

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The Inland Empire Utilities Agency is getting ready to hit the “on”
switch for its latest project just in time for the windy season.
On Nov. 29, the wind turbine situated on Etiwanda Avenue north of Sixth Street will go online and begin producing cheap, clean […]

Aggregate Producers Wind turbine generates power for Teichert Aggregates

Pit & Quarry. July 12, 2010

Foundation Windpower and Teichert Aggregates unveiled a 1.5 megawatt wind
turbine generator, which will deliver renewable electricity on site to the sand and
gravel operation in Western San Joaquin County, just south of Tracy, Calif.

The 390-ft. tall General Electric wind turbine will supply up to 20 percent of the
electricity consumed by […]

Huge windmill helps power aggregates plant

By Alex Breitler. Record Staff Writer – June 13, 2010

TRACY – While you weren’t looking, they built a skyscraper in the south
county. The largest windmill in San Joaquin County is about to go online at the Teichert Aggregates sand and gravel plant south of Tracy. The tubular tower rises 260 feet – or about […]

Wind power supersizes south of Tracy

Jason Campbell, Manteca Bulletin. June 12, 2010
jcampbell@mantecabulletin.com

Tracy, CA – The 390-foot tower dominates the skyline of South Tracy.

And in this particular case, something reaching that far into the sky when nothing else is around is a good thing.

Friday morning Foundation Windpower and Teichert Aggregates officially unveiled a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine generator that will […]