PIPESTONE, Minn., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL, the "Company"), a leading provider of Clean Energy Solutions and the Leader in Community Wind Power, is pleased to announce today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Juhl Tower Services has positioned itself for tremendous growth as the size and depth of the mobile data and communications market continues to increase. Wrapping up its startup period in the latter half of 2013, Juhl Tower enters 2014 having already completed work on approximately 156 cellular tower sites, in several states stretching from Illinois to West Virginia.
In 2013, the Company formed Juhl Tower Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Juhl Energy Services, Inc. to perform construction, upgrade and maintenance activities on cellular communication towers located throughout the U.S. Juhl Tower Services not only presents the Company with the unique opportunity to provide their wind turbine maintenance expertise and experience to the owners and operators of cellular communication towers, but also creates another growing and collaborative revenue channel for Juhl Energy, Inc.
"We entered this business sector because the cellular companies view our core wind business as having key similarities to the upgrade and servicing of cell towers – mainly, knowing how to manage the safety, quality and logistics of performing highly-specialized services while climbing significant heights in the wind turbine business," stated John Mitola, Juhl Energy, Inc. President. "Most of our work in this area is focused on installing antenna upgrades to existing towers for the major cellular providers as they quickly expand their 4G/LTE networks to meet the requirements of demanding smart-phones, tablets and other wireless components."
"In the future, we hope to expand our work in this area to full-scale construction and ownership and operation of our own cell towers – a model that would be consistent with our Juhl Renewable Assets, Inc. subsidiary and its ownership and operation of energy assets," added Mitola.