Finavera Wind Energy

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Solar Alliance Energy Inc. F.K.A. Finavera Wind Energy Inc.
Traded asTSX-VFVR
Industrypower generation
Founded2003 (2003)
Key people
Jason Bak (CEO)
Productswind energy

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. is a publicly traded wind energy development company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Formerly named Finavera Renewables Inc., the company develops wind farms in Canada and Ireland.


The company was founded in Dublin, Ireland, in 2003. From beginning of 2007, its shares are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange.[1]

On 4 April 4, 2005, Finavera acquired a 10% stake in the wave energy technology company AquaEnergy Group, and in 2006, it acquired rest of the shares in AquaEnergy.[2] AquaEnergy became a wholly owned subsidiary of Finavera and was renamed Finavera Renewables Ocean Energy. It developed the AquaBuOY wave energy conversion technology with plan to install the converter in Makah Bay off the coast of Newport, Oregon. However, in 2010 Finavera Renewables Ocean Energy was sold and Finavera concentrated to the wind energy.[3]


The company is developing four wind projects in the Peace Region in Northern British Columbia that will provide up to 301 megawatts (MW) of electricity which is approximately consumption of 75,000 households. The program includes of the Tumbler Ridge, Wildmare, Meikle, and Bullmoose wind farms.[4] The program is to be completed in 2015. In March 2010, BC Hydro awarded Finavera with four 25-year electricity purchase agreements under its 2008 Clean Power Call. For financing this program, Finavera has partnered with GE Energy with the signing of a $7.5 million Joint Development Agreement.[5]

Finavera is a minor partner in the 105 MW Cloosh Valley wind project in Ireland. 90% of the project is owned by SSE Renewables, a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Finavera Renewables Begins Trading on the TSX-V". 2007-01-05. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  2. ^ "Finavera Renewables Acquires 100% of AquaEnergy Group" (Press release). Finavera. 2006-06-21. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  3. ^ "Finavera Renewables announces sale of Ocean Energy division" (Press release). Finavera. 2010-07-02. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  4. ^ "Finavera Renewables Advances Towards Finance Agreement for British Columbia Wind Projects" (Press release). Finavera. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  5. ^ "Finavera Renewables Signs $7.5 million Joint Development Agreement with GE Energy". OilVoice. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  6. ^ Mordant, Nicole (2010-08-25). "Finavera sells stake in Irish wind farm, stock up". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  7. ^ "Finavera Renewables Sells Majority Share Of Irish Wind Project". alarm:clock. 2010-08-25. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-01-16.

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