Mr. Jinxiang Lu, A-Power’s Chairman and CEO, said, "We look forward to having our partners and guests join us at this event which marks our entry into the wind energy business in the U.S. America possesses excellent onshore wind power resources. Our presence in the U.S. demonstrates our commitment to the global low carbon energy market. We are excited about identifying a suitable site in Nevada for our planned wind turbine assembly facility. Strategically located in Nevada, such a facility would, when completed and operational, provide wind turbines for the Texas Wind Farm project and other potential wind farm project customers in North America, and would help to create jobs in the U.S."
The following parties will attend the event: Shenyang government officials, A-Power executives, Shenyang Power executives, US Renewable Energy Group executives, Cielo Wind executives, and other parties involved in the development of the Texas Wind Farm project. American Nevada Group executives will also be in attendance with respect to the planning for the proposed Nevada facility.
A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. ("A-Power"), through its China-based operating subsidiaries, is the largest provider of distributed power generation systems in China, focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly projects of 25MW to 400MW.
In 2008, A-Power entered the wind energy market and has built China’s largest wind turbine manufacturing facility, located in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, with a total annual production capacity of 1,125MW.
In March 2009, A-Power entered into an agreement to establish a Joint Venture partnership with GE Drivetrain Technologies to produce wind turbine gearboxes in Shenyang. In addition to the establishment of strategic relationships with the world’s leading wind energy design and engineering companies, A-Power has formed joint research programs with Tsinghua University and the China Academy of Sciences to develop and commercialize other renewable energy technologies.