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Why Ingleside for Wind, Solar and other Alternative Energy Companies?
1. Ingleside is home to a joint project between the University of Houston and the U.S. Department of Energy which will serve as a Wind Blade Testing Facility.
The $20 million dollar facility will be used to develop large scale testing and will construct and operate a research facility capable of testing offshore wind blades up to 330 feet in length. The Lone Star Wind Alliance, a University of Houston-led initiative has pledged to support the project from state and private sources with initial capital and start up costs.
Our location with direct access to waterways, and the projected future ability to operate offshore wind facilities transmitted onshore, was key to the selection process.
2. Texas A & M Division of Commercialization of Technology is developing the former Naval Station Ingleside, and alternative energy sourcing is a main thrust of their efforts.
Texas A & M will have a permanent presence on the site once the master development is complete, and it is projected that energy will feature prominently as a focused technology sector. Texas A & M has had considerable success with the development of new market sectors and offering incubation-like environments to get new technology to the mainstream. It’s no doubt that new wind delivery and sustainability technologies will be developed here, providing considerable intellectual capital in the area of alternative energy.
3. Other wind providers, such as Germany-based E-On, have already discovered that San Patricio County is a great place to do business.
E-On has a large scale wind farm just up the road from Ingleside in Taft, Texas.
4. Our wind in South Texas is steady, sustainable, and predictable.
Studies have shown that our wind blows predictably each year at an above average sustainable velocity. Call us today to discuss bringing your wind project to Ingleside, Texas! (361) 776-2517