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惠而浦公司宣布计划利用风力涡轮机电源连接...

关键词:风力涡轮机 风能源 太阳能发电逆变器

时间:2015-01-28 09:57:01      来源:中电网

 
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Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans To Use Wind Turbines To Power Fi...

FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), the world's largest global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances is building on the company's 40 years of commitment to sustainability by using wind energy to power its manufacturing facility located in Findlay, Ohio.

The Findlay Wind Farm is an $18 million "Wind for Industry" project, financed by One Energy, which provides energy solutions for large electric consumers. On-site wind energy generation is designed to significantly reduce an industrial facility's electric consumption from the grid.  The wind farm will have five wind turbines with Whirlpool utilizing two and nearby Ball Company using three.  Through clean, renewable wind energy producing zero greenhouse gas emissions, the turbines are expected to offset an estimated 22% of the Whirlpool's electric consumption. Each turbine is expected to generate enough electricity equivalent to the amount required to power 300-400 average homes.

"We're excited to join One Energy and the Findlay community for this project," said Dale Laws, Vice President Findlay Operations, Whirlpool Corporation. "For more than 40 years, Whirlpool Corporation has made a number of significant advancements in sustainability. The Findlay Wind Farm project is an example of how global companies like Whirlpool can make a positive impact at the local level,  and the global level by minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment."

For each turbine, Whirlpool Corporation will create one $5,000 Megawatt Scholarship to be awarded each year the turbine is in operation. Two scholarships (one per turbine) will be awarded annually to a graduating high school senior from the local school districts. The scholarships are designed to encourage education in the technologies and industries of the future. Eligible students will be those seeking a two or four year technical degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at an accredited college.

"This project further demonstrates Whirlpool's commitment to sustainability," said Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation. "We're making positive progress on improving our operations' footprint, while manufacturing energy efficient products. The dishwashers we make in Findlay are designed to lower energy and water consumption for our consumers while improving performance, the same as the Findlay Wind Farm will do for our plant."

Feasibility studies were conducted to ensure responsible siting by  assessing any potential impacts of turbine installation, including sound propagation and environmental impact. Construction is scheduled to begin in the Spring  and the turbines are expected to be operational beginning in late 2015.

About Whirlpool CorporationWhirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names. We earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country by focusing on what matters most. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/









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惠而浦公司宣布计划利用风力涡轮机电源连接...

FINDLAY ,俄亥俄州, 2015年1月26日/新华美通/惠而浦公司( NYSE : WHR ) ,世界上最大的全球制造商和大型家电的营销是通过建立在公司40年的承诺,以可持续发展的风能源,以增强其位于俄亥俄州Findlay市的制造工厂。

在芬德利风电场是1800万美元的“风工业”项目,由一个能源,这为大型电力用户的能源解决方案提供资金。现场风力发电被设计为显著减少工业设施的电耗从电网。 # 160 ;该风电场将有五个风力涡轮机与惠而浦利用两个和附近的球公司使用三个。 # 160 ;通过清洁,可再生的风能生产零温室气体排放,涡轮机预计将抵消惠而浦的电量估计有22 %。每个涡轮机预计将产生相当于供电300-400平均家庭所需的量足够的电力。

“我们很高兴能够加入一个能源和芬德利社区这个项目, ”戴尔的法律,副总统芬德利运营,惠而浦公司说。 “对于超过40年,惠而浦公司已经取得了多项可持续发展显著进步的芬德利风电场项目是全球性的公司,如惠而浦如何让在地方一级, 产生积极影响的例子;而全球层面通过最大限度地减少我们的运营对环境的影响。 “

对于每个涡轮机,惠而浦公司将创建一个5000美元兆瓦奖学金每年涡轮在工作给予奖励。两个奖学金(每涡轮1 )将每年颁发给一个高中毕业从地方学区高层。该奖学金旨在鼓励教育的未来技术和产业。符合条件的学生将是那些寻求在科学,技术,工程领域的两个或四个年技术学士学位和数学( STEM )的认可的大专。

“这个项目进一步证明了惠而浦可持续发展的承诺, ”罗恩Voglewede ,全球可持续发展总监,惠而浦公司说。 “我们正在取得积极进展对提高我们的运营”的足迹,而生产节能产品。我们做芬德利的洗碗机旨在降低能耗和水耗为我们的消费者,同时提高了性能,同为芬德利风电场将尽我们的工厂“ 。


可行性进行了研究,以确保负责任的选址由评估水轮机装置中的任何潜在的影响,包括声音传播和对环境的影响。建设计划开始在春天和涡轮机预计将开始运作,2015年后期。


 

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