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Juhl Wind, Inc. to Power Minnesota Vikings' Home Games with 100% Renewable Energy Throughout the 2012-2013 Season

published: 2012-09-14 15:02

Juhl Wind, Inc.(OTCBB: JUHL), the Leader in Community Wind Power is pleased to announce that they are partnering with the Minnesota Vikings professional football team to provide renewable energy credits ("RECs"), generated by one of their operating wind energy facilities, to offset the electricity used at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for all Vikings' home games during the 2012-2013 season. 

Starting with the Vikings first home game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, Juhl Wind will provide a total of 520,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy over the course of the team's eight regular season home games, which is equal to approximately 507,520 pounds of CO2 emissions.

"The renewable energy produced will offset all of the electricity used throughout Mall of America Field— from the concession stands and ticket offices, to the field lighting and scoreboards making the Vikings one of the only NFL teams to play in a 100% green-powered facility during the entire 2012-2013 season," stated Corey Juhl, Vice President of Juhl Wind Inc.

Steve LaCroix, Vikings VP of Sales and Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer commented, "We are very pleased to partner with Juhl Wind on this renewable energy initiative for the stadium.  The Minnesota Vikings are committed to becoming more environmentally friendly and utilizing renewable energy resources whenever possible.  We certainly encourage other households and businesses in Minnesota to participate alongside us".

Renewable Energy Credits

Renewable energy facilities generate renewable energy credits (RECs) when they produce electricity. Purchasing these credits is the widely accepted way to reduce the environmental footprint of electricity consumption and help fund renewable energy development.  Purchasing RECs at the same quantity as electricity consumption guarantees that the energy being used is added to the power grid from a renewable energy facility and supports the further development of these facilities.

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