Hard-Won Experience

Endless Energy, a pioneer in the field, gained its initial experience in commercial wind power generation through a turbine installed at Allen's blueberry processing facility in Orland, Maine, from 2000 to 2007. It was experimental, with the intent of learning more about the economics of coastal wind power at business sites. The 50kW machine was partially funded by a development grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. It was sold in the spring of 2007 to Entegrity Windsystems of Canada which has not yet removed the machine.

The Orland Turbine

Over the years, Endless Energy has helped lay the groundwork for wind farm development in Maine and throughout New England. Among its accomplishments:

  • Endless Energy was one of the interveners in the Hydro Quebec proceedings in the late 1980s and put on the case that Maine-based wind power could provide a significant amount of Maine’s electricity. At the time, wind energy was not considered feasible for Maine.
  • Endless Energy was first in the US to win a power contract in a competitive bid with a utility, having demonstrated the competitiveness of wind-generated power.
  • Endless Energy’s Orland Turbine was the first in Maine to sell “green tags” (renewable energy credits) from wind-generated electricity. These were sold through Interfaith Power and Light under the “FirstWind” name.
  • Endless Energy was the first wind energy company to receive environmental permits for a wind farm in Maine.

We’re currently planning community-based wind power projects in Maine and Vermont. To learn more about our innovative wind farms, visit the Projects section.


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