Sauer and the Surging Wind Energy Boom
Sauer Energy is a small company on the verge of doing great things, and in the process of becoming a much larger company. (Investors take note!) And how do I know this? Because Sauer is part of a global wind energy revolution that is having colossal consequences.
Did you know, for example …
According to the American Wind Energy Association's 2015 Annual Report & the Global Wind Energy Council:
- Wind-generated electric power represented 40% of all new capacity coming online in the U.S. — ahead of solar (28.5%) and natural gas (28.1%) Nuclear power? Zero.
- This trend is accelerating. $128 billion has been invested in the U.S. in the past decade. 8,598 MW capacity was installed in 2015, with 9,400 MW now under construction (early 2016), and another 4,900 MW in advanced stages of development.
- Global wind-power projects accounted for almost half of all new electrical generating capacity installed in 2015. Solar doesn’t even come close.
- Over 30,000 MW of generating capacity was installed in China last year — nearly four times that of the U.S. — with new installations going up all over Africa, Asia and South America. Wind energy is hot!
- New technologies are driving down wind energy costs, which is a major reason why world-wide wind capacity are anticipated to double in the coming five years.
What does all this mean for Sauer Energy?
After all, practically all this global capacity is generated in huge wind farms, where the towers can reach as high as 600 feet. And Sauer, of course, is pioneering ‘small wind’ turbines for residences, farms, and out-of-the-way locations that aren’t connected to a grid and commercial applications.
But actually, all this is inter-connected with major implications.
- Wind is quickly becoming mainstream, and no longer slightly kooky and eccentric. The overall acceptance of wind is more appealing, thanks to incentives and the enticement of lower electric bills.
- New technologies are having a huge competitive effect. ‘Small’ wind-generating costs are dropping, and solar is increasingly unable to compete in windier parts of the county.
- Lithium batteries — also dropping in price — are a big deal. Remember, energy storage will be just as important as energy generation, and Sauer is planning to move into this area.
- Finally, energy security: The FBI and other National Security agencies are warning of cyber attacks aimed at our infrastructures, which certainly includes our power grids. And if your local power system is shut down, then you’ll have no power, which would be a disaster — IF you don’t have your own independent power source.
You know the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared.” Well, if you have your own wind-driven power source to keep you warm (or cool) and well-lit, then you’ll be OK. And I am a big believer that personal energy SECURITY will be a really big issue in the years to come.
Bottom line? Sauer Energy is pioneering what is now a tiny niche — ‘Small Wind’ turbines for homes, farms, off-grid locations and commercial applications. And with ‘Big Wind’ growing exponentially, ‘Small Wind’ is poised to be right behind — as a part of modern living, but also as a great investment.
I really appreciate that a lot of you take the time to reach out to me personally. Please know that your support and encouragement keeps us going!
Please stay tuned, we have so much in the works!
President & CEO