Wind to power personal-care bottle blowmolding plant

08/02/2010

Personal care product manufacturer Zotos International Inc. (Darien, CT) has gained approval for what it says will be the largest wind-energy project for any manufacturing company in the U.S. City officials in Geneva, NY voted unanimously to allow Zotos to move forward with its plans for a $7 million, 3.3-mW (megawatt) wind-energy system.

The project will be funded in part by federal stimulus bill passed last year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which will cover 30% of the project's costs. With this assistance, Zotos expects to see a return on investment in less than five years

According to the American Wind Energy Assn. (AWEA), Zotos' project is the largest wind project of any manufacturing company in the U.S....

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