Irish Wind Energy for Kansas

NTR, an Irish developer, has agreed to buy 228 wind turbines from General Electric for wind farm sites in Kansas and Oklahoma; the company is focusing on wind investments after exiting the solar power industry.

NTR, which also has interests in biofuels, wrote off the entire value of its investments in solar thermal energy on Aug. 3 as it posted record full-year losses.

Instead the company is forging ahead with “substantial investments to expand its wind power portfolio." The GE 1.5-82.5 wind turbines for the Post Rock wind farm in Kansas are members of GE’s family of 1.5 machines, the most widely deployed megawatt class wind turbine in the wind industry with more than 16,500 installed worldwide.