By supporting are you referring to investing? Sticking with US companies for wind I like: BWEN, TRN, FPL, GE, OTTR. One thing I like about Boone is that he is all about anything energy and American.
Most the major wind players are European companies. Boone ordered his turbines from GE. BWEN partners with GE to provide gears/boxes for turbines. BWEN also develops towers, transports, and handles all aspects of installation/service. TRN does towers. FPL orchestrates all aspects of wind development. OTTR primarily mid-west wind farm development, however they order turbines from one of European companies I believe.
Funny that this thread popped up today. I was looking for a place to post the following:
I was looking and the Beacon Power site, www.beaconpower.com and see some interesting progress with their flywheels. They are working with wind and solar projects. Also they are looking for some land to buy or lease in several areas of the country, near major grid lines... etc.
They have a couple of conerences listed with links.
Windpower 2009 in Chicago May 4-7
Renewable Energy World Conderence in Las Vegas March 10-12
They are in the R&D phase of building components (fly wheel/battery storage) that directly support sustaining energy and stabilizing the grid. The majority of the criticism of wind/solar energy is just what this company is looking to resolve. I think there is a lot of potential here and definitely something needed as solar and wind move forward and begin to provide more reliable energy for the grid.
The only concern I have is financing with this company. They are in R&D and they don't generate a whole lot of revenue at this point. It's possible they could be bought out by a company like National Grid. I'm not sure what the nature of this agreement is in terms of sharing intellectual property.
Neither is a US company so I don't think they will get any of the stimulus package with regards to energy infrastructure or grid. If the government creates a wind bank like Picken's is pushing wind projects could take off again in the US at least. I hope that others, like Picken's, support US companies like GE etc. when constructing their farms.