PIPESTONE, Minn., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Wind, Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL), the Leader in Community Wind Power is pleased to announce today that they are partnering with the Minnesota Vikings professional football team to provide renewable energy credits ("RECs"), generated by one of their operating wind energy facilities, to offset the electricity used at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for all Vikings' home games during the 2012-2013 season.
Starting with the Vikings first home game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, Juhl Wind will provide a total of 520,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy over the course of the team's eight regular season home games, which is equal to approximately 507,520 pounds of CO2 emissions.
"The renewable energy produced will offset all of the electricity used throughout Mall of America Field— from the concession stands and ticket offices, to the field lighting and scoreboards making the Vikings one of the only NFL teams to play in a 100% green-powered facility during the entire 2012-2013 season," stated Corey Juhl, Vice President of Juhl Wind Inc.
Steve LaCroix, Vikings VP of Sales and Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer commented, "We are very pleased to partner with Juhl Wind on this renewable energy initiative for the stadium. The Minnesota Vikings are committed to becoming more environmentally friendly and utilizing renewable energy resources whenever possible. We certainly encourage other households and businesses in Minnesota to participate alongside us".
Renewable Energy Credits
Renewable energy facilities generate renewable energy credits (RECs) when they produce electricity. Purchasing these credits is the widely accepted way to reduce the environmental footprint of electricity consumption and help fund renewable energy development. Purchasing RECs at the same quantity as electricity consumption guarantees that the energy being used is added to the power grid from a renewable energy facility and supports the further development of these facilities.
About Juhl Wind, Inc.
Juhl Wind is an established leader in the renewable energy industry with a focus on Community Based Wind Power development, ownership and management throughout the United States and Canada. Juhl Wind pioneered Community-Based wind farms, developing the currently accepted financial, operational and legal structure providing local ownership of medium-to-large scale wind farms. To date, the Company has completed 21 wind farm projects and provides operations management and oversight across the portfolio. Juhl Wind services every aspect of wind farm development from full development and ownership, general consultation, construction management and system operations and maintenance. With its consolidation of the Valley View, Winona County and Woodstock Hills wind farms, the Company has now invested in and operates 21.7 MWs of wind power through its independent power producer ("IPP") subsidiary, Juhl Renewable Assets, Inc. Through its subsidiary, Juhl Renewable Energy Systems, Inc. ("JRES"), the Company also provides full sales and service to smaller, on-site wind and solar projects in addition to our larger Community Wind Farms. Now, with its acquisition of Power Engineers Collaborative, Juhl provides a full range of engineering services to the energy industry, building systems markets and heavy industry. Juhl Wind is based in Pipestone, Minnesota and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison and Milwaukee. Juhl is traded on the OTCBB under the symbol JUHL. Additional information is available at the Company's website at www.juhlwind.com or by calling 877-584-5946 (or 877-JUHLWIN).
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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