Scout Clean Energy, based in the US, has selected GE Renewable Energy as the wind turbine provider for its 200 MW Sweetland wind project in Hand County, South Dakota. According to the agreement, 71 of GE’s 2.8-127 onshore wind turbines will be shipped to the Sweetland project, which Scout will manage. Scout and GE have jointly deployed 1.07 GW of wind energy capacity.
More than 878,000 MWh of clean energy may be produced annually by the Sweetland project, which is enough to power 81,000 homes. Additionally, the facility will be able to replace 600,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the Sweetland wind farm would generate at least $35 million in local revenue while it is in operation.
In September 2022, Zinc8 Energy Solutions announced the development of its first commercial production facility in Ulster County, New York. According to the company, the recently announced US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) facilitates manufacturing production credits that provide distinct and direct benefits to Zinc8 impacting its US production plans.