Notable Quotes

“Many more wind and solar projects will almost certainly follow.”

– Warren Buffett, February 29, 2012

“Wind power (new installation capital costs) totaled a record $71.5 billion in 2011, up 18 percent from $60.5 billion the prior year, and is projected to reach $116.3 billion in 2021.”

– Clean Edge News, March 13, 2012

“The wind turbine market has experienced a growth rate of about 28% globally and is expected to grow at an increasing double-digit growth rate.”

– Windpower Engineering & Development, February 27, 2012

“Rather than relying on intuition when pricing products, maintaining inventory or hiring talent, managers are using data, analysis and systematic reasoning to improve efficiency, reduce risk and increase profits.”

– Forbes.com, April 1, 2010

“The ‘predictive maintenance’ strategy may be the most cost effective of all O&M strategies, because it reduces maintenance costs and breakdown frequency, increases machine life and productivity, and reduces spare parts inventories and the use of overtime.”

– Guy Nelson, Western Area Power Administration, November 2011

“Wind power, the fastest growing alternate source of energy, is witnessing a worldwide investment increase.”

– Windpower Engineering & Development, February 27, 2012

“Large-scale data gathering and analytics are quickly becoming a new frontier of competitive differentiation.”

– McKinsey Quarterly, October 2011

“Mobile enablement. The single biggest improvement to field productivity is the introduction of mobile devices and applications that allow field engineers to access corporate knowledgebases and training videos in real time, making every engineer an expert on any product.”

– The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), February 1, 2012

“The U.K.’s supply of wind-generated power is consistent enough to be relied on during peak demand periods, while reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research.”

– Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), August 30, 2012

“According to Wiser and Bolinger, O&M costs increase as projects age.”

– National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), April, 2012

“By the end of 2012, over $50 billion worth of wind installations in the U.S. will be out of warranty, leaving the owner with the financial risk of providing cost-effective operation and maintenance.”

– AWEA, 2012

“73% support tax breaks for wind and solar power.”

– Stanford study in USA Today, May 7, 2012

“The DOD is positioned to become the single most important driver of the cleantech revolution in the United States.”

– Clint Wheelock, President, Pike Research (Press Release, October 13, 2012)

“’During the period from 2012 through 2020,’ the study concludes, ‘mining companies will invest a total of $82.5 billion in energy conservation measures and renewable energy technologies.’”

– Pike Research Press Release, October 12, 2012

“For the first time since it began integrating wind into market operations in 2006, actual wind output surpassed 10,000 megawatts in MISO, the regional grid operator for 11 states and the Canadian province of Manitoba.”

– Clean Edge, November 30, 2012

“O&M costs 20-30% of the total annual cost of a wind turbine”

– Management Research Group, January 2013

“There are currently 45,000 installed machines and the market for O&M is anticipated to reach $6 billion a year by 2025.”

– Oscar Fitch-Roy, GL Garrad Hassan in Windpower Monthly (July 1, 2013)