The Wind Revoution Picks Up Speed
I saw this front-page headline in The New York Times last week: “In Wyoming, Wind Energy Eclipses Coal.” And I thought of Bob Dylan’s song, “The times, they are a changin” and, boy, more than ever, he is so right.
After all, Wyoming is the No. 1 coal-producing state in the country, yet mines are closing at an accelerating rate. Meanwhile huge new wind farms are opening up in windy Carbon County, and the state is pushing to become the Wind Capital of the U.S. The symbolism is inescapable — and for all the miners who are losing their jobs, very painful.
And look at these numbers in neighboring states. Kansas gets 19% of its total energy from wind, South Dakota has reached 26%, while Iowa receives 27.4% of its electricity from wind. Meanwhile over three million homes in Texas are wind-powered, and those numbers are growing.
And here’s another statistic: In 2015, 90% of the world’s new electricity came from renewable energy resources — with half of that 90% being from wind.
What does this mean for SENY investors?
Obviously, wind farms with huge megawatt towers are quite different from small wind turbines. So are they like apples and oranges, with little relevance to Sauer investors? No, and here’s why.
Wind power is now really HOT, as it moves past solar to take the lead in global alternative power. And the stock markets reward — often over-reward — sectors that are fashionably “in,” with great growth potential. That’s why billions of millions of dollars are being invested. And those public wind farm companies and turbine manufacturers? In a word, they’re hot— and why not?
I certainly can’t predict SENY’s future activity, and will only offer this very cautious thought, with our lawyer looking over my shoulder:
When our WindCutter turbine receives full certification (as we fully expect) … and Sauer Energy the first and only to achieve this recognition … and when Sauer product starts going to buyers here and abroad … and our company is widely seen as a leader in the Small Wind sector — then everything should get very, very interesting.
Right now, small wind is a virgin market with almost unlimited upside potential, Hardly anyone knows about us, and you know what? I just can’t wait for us to be “discovered.”
President & CEO