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"Wind generation currently displaces 34 million tons of carbon dioxide annually,
equivalent to taking 5.8 million vehicles off the road."
www.cleanedge.com
 
Associations/Organizations- International:
www.gwec.net
Global Wind Energy Council provides a credible and representative forum for the international wind energy community.
www.wwindea.org
World Wind Energy Association is an international non-profit association embracing the wind sector worldwide, with members in 80 countries. WWEA works for the promotion and worldwide deployment of wind energy technology.
www.windpoweronline.com
WindPowerOnline for wind energy professionals. An internet platform used as a trade and acquisition channel by a large number of wind energy and investment companies from all over the world.
www.ewea.org
European Wind Energy Association includes members from 45 countries, over 390 companies, associations and research institutions.
 
Associations/Organizations- U.S.:
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association. Promotes  wind power through advocacy, communication, and education. Event listings. Lots of helpful info. ***
www.windpoweringamerica.gov
Wind Powering America is a commitment to dramatically increase the use of wind energy in the United States. Program areas: States, Regions, Agricultural Community, Native Americans, Public Lands, Public Power, Schools, Small Wind, Economic Development, Policy, Siting. ***
www.irecusa.org
Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides a forum to exchange information on small wind energy issues.  IREC organizes an annual Small Wind State Stakeholder Meeting and facilitates a group working to establish certification for small wind turbines. Find the latest news, resources, links and a quarterly newsletter about wind turbines rated 100kW or less.
www.20percentwind.org
20 Percent Wind.  A collaborative effort to explore a modeled energy scenario in which wind provides 20% of U.S. electricity by 2030.
www.pickensplan.com
T. Boone Pickens Plan calls for building new wind generation facilities that will produce 20% of our nation's electricity and allow us to use natural gas as a transportation fuel. The combination of these domestic energies can replace more than one-third of our foreign oil imports.
www.nationalwind.org
National Wind Coordinating Collaborative identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, ... catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power.
   
'Wind is rated according to wind power classes, which are based on typical wind speeds.
These classes range from Class 1 (the lowest) to Class 7 (the highest).'
www.eere.energy.gov
 
Buying a Wind Turbine for your home: See also small wind below and example of what's on the market-at end of page......
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association's Small-Wind Factsheets/Info.
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association's Small Wind Toolbox- For individuals who hope to install small wind energy systems, and for policymakers and advocates working to make it easier for them.
www.nrel.gov
National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Small Wind Electric Systems: A Consumer's Guide provides consumers with enough information to help them determine if a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Available in U.S. and state editions. PDF.
www.homepower.com
Home Power Magazine. Dec07-Jan08 Issue. "How to Buy a Wind-Electric System" Expert advice on how to put a wind-electric system to work at your site. Plus: Detailed specs on the top 24 turbines available today.  Jan 2007. PDF.  ***
www.windpoweringamerica.gov
Wind Powering America Small Wind for Homeowners, Ranchers, and Small Businesses. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Small Wind Electric Systems Consumer's Guides help homeowners, ranchers, and small businesses decide if wind energy will work for them. The U.S. Small Wind Guide is available in both English and Spanish. Click on your state for your state guide.  ***
   
Currently the most powerful wind turbine is rated at 6 MW
with a rotor diameter of 115 metres and a tower of 125 metres.
www.worldenergy.org/documents/wg3final.pdf
 
Community:
www.juhlwind.com
Juhl Wind pioneered community-based wind farms, developing the currently accepted financial, operational and legal structure providing local ownership of medium-to-large scale wind farms. To date, the Company has completed 11 wind farm projects and provides operations management and oversight across the portfolio. .
   

A 20% Wind by 2030 scenario would potentially avoid the consumption of

4 trillion gallons of water through 2030.

www.20percentwind.org.pdf

 
Competitions:
www.kidwind.org
KidWind Project. The 2009 KidWind Challenge. This design competition seeks middle and high school students interested in testing their engineering and scientific prowess as they build the most powerful and elegant student wind turbines ever constructed.
   
Total global capacity for wind-generated power reached 100 GW in 2007.
By the end of 2009 160 GW.
"China was the world’s largest market in 2009, more than doubling its capacity
from 12.1 GW in 2008 to 25.8 GW, adding a staggering 13.8 GW of capacity,
and slipped past Germany to become the world’s second largest wind power market
by a very narrow margin."
www.evwind.es


 
Data: see Maps and Reports as well...
www.eere.energy.gov
U.S. DOE EERE  Installed U.S. Wind Capacity and Wind Project Locations, state by state.
www.nrel.gov
National Renewable Energy Lab's Wind Resource Assessment. Wind mapping techniques developed by NREL and U.S. companies are being used to produce high-resolution projections of U.S. and foreign regions that are painting a whole new picture of wind potential.
www.nrel.gov
Power Technologies Energy Data Book of the US Dept of Energy National Renewable Energy Lab.
 
Do-it-Yourself:
www.re-energy.ca
Re-Energy.ca is a renewable energy project kit that can be downloaded and printed from the web. Build Your Own. Plans for the construction of vertical axis wind turbine, modelled after a design invented by the Finnish engineer S.J. Savonius in 1922. The Savonius rotor uses drag — not lift — to capture energy for making electricity.
www.buildyourownwindturbine.com
Build your own Wind Turbine. Irish site for home built wind turbines. Instructional videos, courses and parts. Eirbyte renewable Energy, Ireland.
 
Events:
www.gwec.net
Global Wind Energy Council Events Page.
www.irecusa.org
Interstate Renewable Energy Council.  Upcoming Small Wind Events.
 
High Altitude:
www.makanipower.com
Makani is developing high-altitude wind energy extraction technologies aimed at the most powerful wind resources. See video below in videos...
www.lr.tudelft.nl
Laddermill consists of a large number of kites strung together and moving in an upward and downward motion.
www.magenn.com
Magenn Power's MARS is a lighter-than-air tethered wind turbine that rotates about a horizontal axis, generating electrical energy, which is then transferred down the 1000-foot tether for immediate use, or to a set of batteries for later use, or to the power grid. ***
   
During the first week of March '09 Spain's wind turbines generated 40% of that countries energy
as some particularly windy weather pumped out 11,180 MW.
cleantechnica.com
 
Maps:
www.windpoweringamerica.gov
U.S. Department of Energy- United States 50-Meter Wind Resource Map. PDF.
www.windpoweringamerica.gov
U.S. Department of Energy- United States by State-scroll down-enter state.
navigator.awstruewind.com
AWS Scientific and Truewind-  high-resolution wind maps. The first commercial wind forecasting firm in North America. Wind speed at  60, 80, 100 meters.
www.nrel.gov
U.S. Department of Energy- International Wind Resource Map.
www.windpoweringamerica.gov
U.S. Department of Energy- Installed U.S. Wind Capacity and Wind Project Locations.
rredc.nrel.gov
Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States. Pacific Northwest Laboratory.
www.energyatlas.org
Renewable Energy Atlas of the West. The Energy Foundation. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
www.windpowermaps.org
Northwestern U.S. Wind Map. Project coordinated by NW Sustainable Energy for Economic Development and the NW Cooperative Development Center and sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Bonneville Power Administration and numerous other organizations.
firstlook.3tiergroup.com
FirstLook  Locate your proposed site, evaluate it with an advanced national wind map, and generate a comprehensive wind assessment, delivered straight to your computer. FEE.
 
News:
www.irecusa.org
Interstate Renewable Energy Council- Small Wind Energy News.
www.energycurrent.com
EnergyCurrent News. Wind Business news.
www.ecogeek.org
EcoGeek's Wind Power News.
www.irecusa.org
Interstate Renewable Energy Council small wind news.
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association. Subscription to Wind Energy Weekly Newsletter (One year) $595.
www.sciencedaily.com
ScienceDaily- top science news stories from the world's leading universities and research organizations. Wind news.
Obstacles:
www.nytimes.com
Wind Turbine Projects Run Into Resistance. "The Defense Department has emerged as a formidable opponent of wind projects... Clusters of wind turbines, which can reach as high as 400 feet, look very similar to storm activity on weather radar, making it harder for air traffic controllers to give accurate weather information to pilots. Although the military says no serious incidents have yet occurred because of the interference, the wind turbines pose an unacceptable risk to training, testing and national security in certain regions..." NY Times article. Aug 2010.
 
Projects:
www.capewind.org
Cape Wind is proposing America’s first offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound.
www.nova-project.co.uk
NOVA’ (Novel Offshore Vertical Axis) project is to install 1 GW of offshore vertical axis turbines by 2020, via a large scale demonstrator installed offshore. Based in the UK.
   
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that U.S. electricity demand will grow
by 39% from 2005 to 2030, reaching 5.8 billion MWh by 2030.
www.20percentwind.org.pdf
 
Reports:
Catch-All:
www.osti.gov
DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Information Bridge. Lists 15,000+ DOE publications on wind energy.
www.marketresearch.com
MarketResearch  offers more than 160,000 market research reports from over 600 leading global publishers. Wind Reports. Fees.
Corporate buyers:
www.wri.org
"Corporate GPM Guide 9: Diversifying Corporate Energy Purchasing With Wind Power" World Resources Institute policy brief provides an overview of the wind power industry in the United States, including the current state of policy, economics, challenges, and common misconceptions. The brief includes a detailed discussion of available wind power products that corporate buyers can use to diversify their energy portfolio. Feb 2008.
Current Stats:
www.gwec.net
Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind 2008 Report-a source for data on wind energy developments in 2008, containing figures on installations in over 70 countries around the world. 2008 was another record year for new installations, and global wind energy capacity surged by 28.8% in 2008. Also contains a forecast for wind market growth in the coming five years, 19 country reports give insights into policy and industry developments, and a special chapter on the 2009 climate negotiations.
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association 1st Quarter 2009 Market Report. The U.S. wind industry installed over 2,800 MW of new wind capacity in the first quarter of 2009, bringing the total installed capacity to over 28,200 MW overall. Some 3,400 MW more are under construction for completion this year or next year. PDF.
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association - 3rd Quarter Market Report
October 2008. Lists Wind Power Projects, currently under construction and completed.
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association's Wind Energy Fact Sheets provide up-to-date information on wind energy development, economics, cost competitiveness, and environmental compatibility. Lots of great stuff here... ***
www.nrel.gov
DOE "Wind Energy Technology: Current Status and R&D Future"  August 2008. PDF.
Future:
www.20percentwind.org
"20% Wind Energy by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy’s Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply" May 2008. Prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy with contributions from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the American Wind Energy Association, Black & Veatch and others from the energy sector. PDF.
www.gwec.net
Global Wind Energy Outlook 2009’, published by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International, GWEC's annual report on wind power markets around the world. The Global Wind 2009 Report contains installation figures for over 70 countries for the 2009 record year, as well as a five-year forecast up to 2014 and detailed chapters on the key countries.
www.gwec.net
Wind Force 12 is an industry blueprint which shows that there are no technical, economic or resource barriers to supplying 12 per cent of the world ’s electricity needs from wind power alone by 2020 – and against a backdrop of a projected two thirds increase in electricity demand. Published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, June 2005.
www.nrel.gov
DOE "Wind Energy Technology: Current Status and R&D Future"  August 2008. PDF.
www.20percentwind.org
"20% Wind Energy by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy’s Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply", prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy with contributions from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the American Wind Energy Association, Black & Veatch and others from the energy sector.
www.bccresearch.com
Wind Market Research Report reviews the US markets for wind turbine products and forecasts trends and sales in these markets through 2013. Discusses important manufacturers, technologies, and factors influencing demand. BCC Research. FEE.
Impacts:
books.nap.edu
National Academies. "Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects"  2007.
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association. "Save the Loon with Wind Energy: Comparative Impacts of Wind and Other Energy Sources on Wildlife"
Infrastructure:
www.aep.com
American Electric Power,  "Interstate Transmission Vision for Wind Integration" working at the request of, and in partnership with, the American Wind Energy Association, presents a high-level, conceptual interstate transmission plan that could provide a basis for discussion to expand industry infrastructure needs in the future. PDF.
Performance:
www.worldenergy.org
World Energy Council. Performance of Generating Plants was created within Working Group 3 of the World Energy Council's Committee on the Performance of Generating Plants. The main objective is to define performance indicators and produce original guidelines for generating plants using Renewable Energy Sources. See pgs 10-30. PDF.
Small Wind Guides:
www.windpoweringamerica.gov
U.S. Department of Energy- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program "A Guide Produced for the American Corn Growers Foundation" Small Wind Electric Systems. A U.S. Consumer's Guide. PDF.
Tax Incentives:
www.geenergyfinancialservices.com
Wind Farm Tax Revenues Offset Tax Incentive.
A GE Energy Financial Services study estimates that a federal tax incentive for wind energy more than pays for itself via project tax revenues and workers' wages. June 2008.
   
Wind Growth

Electricity Generating Capacity produced from wind grew 26.5% per year 2001-2005. (1&2)

The U.S. wind energy industry installed over 5,000 megawatts in 2007, increasing the nation’s total wind power generating capacity by 45% in a single year. (3)

In 2008 global wind energy capacity grew by 28.8%.

In the past two years the U.S. wind industry has doubled installed capacity, achieving in two years what had previously taken more than two decades. 10,000-MW was reached in 2006, 20,000-MW in summer 2008. (4)

In 2009 more than 38 GW of new wind power capacity was installed around the world, bringing the total installed capacity up to 158.5 GW.

2009's annual market grew 41.5% compared to 2008. More than 38 GW of new wind power capacity was installed around the world in 2009.

www.interacademycouncil.net.pdf
American Wind Energy Association
 
Research:
www.nrel.gov
National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Program. Research conducted at the NWTC has led to the development of multi-megawatt wind turbines that produce electricity at a cost that is starting to compete with conventional energy sources in the marketplace. Researchers at the NWTC are working in partnership with industry to develop larger, more efficient, utility-scale wind turbines for land-based and offshore installations, as well as more efficient, quieter small wind turbines for distributed applications.
www.sandia.gov
Sandia National Laboratories conducts applied wind energy research aimed to increase the viability of wind technology by improving wind turbine performance, reliability, and reducing cost of energy. By partnering with both universities and industry, Sandia focuses on the areas of materials, structurally efficient airfoil designs, active-flow aerodynamic control, and sensors.
www.sandia.gov
Sandia National Laboratories'  2008 Wind Turbine Blade Workshop program and presentations. ***
www.ceere.org
Renewable Energy Research Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst exists to promote education and research in renewable energy technologies. RERL focuses chiefly on wind energy in New England, including: offshore wind power issues, resource assessment, renewable energy software development, hybrid power systems, wind turbine dynamics and control, and wind farm siting and performance.
gcep.stanford.edu
Stanford University: Global Climate and Energy Project- Wind Power Workshop-April 26, 2004.
   
Wind turbines lose one percent of their efficiency for every degree
that the blade is out of alignment with wind direction.
 
Small Wind:
Small Wind Articles/Reviews:
www.motherearthnews.com
"New and Improved Wind Power; Advances in residential turbines make them more affordable and easier to use than ever."   Mother Earth News Article, June/July 2007.
www.homepower.com
"How to Buy a Wind-Electric System"  HomePower Magazine. Expert advice on how to put a wind-electric system to work at your site. Plus: Detailed specs on the top 24 turbines available today.  Jan 2007. ***
www.motherearthnews.com
" Wind Power: Are Vertical Axis Turbines Better?"
Mother Earth News. February/March 2008.
Alison Rogers Interview with Mick Sagrillo.
Small Wind-Consumer Orgs: See Buying a Wind Turbine above...
www.nrel.gov
DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laboratory  Small Wind Electric Systems. A U.S. Consumer’s Guide. PDF.
www.irecusa.org
Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides a forum to exchange information on small wind energy issues.  IREC organizes an annual Small Wind State Stakeholder Meeting and facilitates a group working to establish certification for small wind turbines.   Find the latest news, resources, links and a quarterly newsletter about wind turbines rated 100kW or less.
Small Wind Info.
www.awea.org
American Wind Energy Association's Small-Wind Factsheets/Info.
Small Wind- Manufacturers (small sample of Reliable Cos):
www.smallwindenergy.ca
Canadian Wind Energy Association. Lists 35 global companies that manufacture small wind turbines (300 W to 300 kW). ***
www.windenergy.com
Southwest Windpower sells exclusively through its global network of dealers. Household Use Models- Skystream 3.7, Whisper 500.
www.endurancewindpower.com
Endurance Wind Power- sales and administration offices in British Columbia, Canada and research development and manufacturing in Spanish Fork, Utah.  Search for a dealer on site.
www.impact-technologies.com
PowAIR Sail wind turbine by Impact Technologies is designed for urban, residential and corporate environments to be ascetically pleasing with a very small footprint. A vertical axis windmill that employs a patent pending axial flux generator. Syracuse, NY.
www.abundantre.com
Abundant Renewable Energy, Residential models ARE110 (2.5kW), ARE442 (10kW)  Based in Newberg, Oregon. Numerous National Dealers. Search for a dealer on site.
www.bergey.com
Bergey Windpower Co. Turbines 1 & 10 kW.  Norman, Ok
Built to order and typically shipped within 2 - 16 weeks, depending on order volume.  Worldwide network of over 500 Certified Dealers and Resellers or buydirectly from the factory.
www.zephyreco.co.jp
Air Dolphin.  Japanese Horizontal axis, up-wind turbine. Rated Power [email protected]/s, Cut-in Wind Speed  2.5m/s.
Social Sites:
www.windturbines.net
Wind Turbines.net - A Social Network; A Wind Powering America Supporting Partner. Based in the Philippines.
 
Storage:
www.generalcompression.com
General Compression.  Dispatchable Wind Power System.   Incorporates  compressed air wind turbine, a pipeline network, and a power plant of expanders and generators, the DWPS collects and stores wind energy in the form of compressed air, and generates electric power as required, even according to customer-specified generation curves.
www.nrel.gov
"Improving the technical, environmental and social performance of wind energy systems using biomass-based energy storage" National Renewable Energy Laboratory Report- 2005. PDF.
www.msnbc.msn.com
"Store wind power for later use? Cities bet on it- Iowa project would compress air in underground caverns" MSNBC Article, Jan. 4, 2006.
www.cleanbreak.ca
Hydraulic storage for wind. Article in Clean Break, August 2008.
 
Tax Incentives:
www.dsireusa.org
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
www.energystar.gov
Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency. Small Wind-Residential. A 30% Federal tax credit is available for homeowners toward the purchase and installation of wind turbines with no upper limit and excess credit can be carried into the following year.
www.treas.gov/recovery/1603
U.S. Dept of the Treasury. Business-1603 Program – payments for specified energy property in lieu of tax credits. U.S. Businesses can receive 30% reimbursements in lieu of tax credit through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act towards the purchase of wind turbines.
 
Turbine Designs- Large (of Interest):
www.flodesignwindturbine.org
Flo-Design, a turbine that resembles a jet engine, a spin-off from aerospace company FloDesign based in Wilbraham, MA.
See www.youtube.com/watch?v=RagPPrHUMTY
magturbine.com
Maglev Wind Turbine. Big and beautiful. Can potentially produce 1 GW per unit! Magnetically levitated on air... Arizona based co. ***
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Qs2gFlt-o&feature=related
www.tmawind.com
TMA, vertical axis wind energy turbines and hybrid energy systems. The TMA wind turbine is engineered to withstand extreme winds up to 150 mph and will produce power from 12 mph up to 70 mph at a constant efficiency percent of conversion of the available wind. Based in Cheyenne, WY.
 
Turbine Designs- Small (New and of Interest):
www.pacwind.net
PacWind Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. Alpha Series- ideal for low to moderate wind conditions, but are also indestructible in high winds 100+. And Delta Series fixed 3-blade VAWTs power packed in moderate to high wind conditions. Torrance, CA.
www.helixwind.com
Helix Wind. Powerful enough to supply your needs yet harmonious with the environment, a unique and highly efficient vertical blade design. Rated Capacity - 2.5 kW. Tower - recommend 15’ ft depending on obstructions. Cut-in Speed - 8 mph. Quiet ! San Diego, CA.
www.homeenergy.se
Home Energy Energy Ball  V100 / V200 catches low-speed winds. In Swedish-a Swedish Co.
www.loopwing.co.jp
LoopWing. Wind-solar hybrid generation system that requires no gird extension or external power.  TRONC is an independent power supply unit that features a hybrid generation system of a PV panel and Loopwing Wind Turbine designed to supply power to small electronics.
www.venturiwind.com
Venturi Wind- a soundless Micro Spherical Wind Turbine that is the first MWT accepted in urban areas. The blades of the small Venturi turbine are attached to the hub on both ends. Tests show a three blade Venturi Turbine has a measured efficiency of 85%. Netherlands based.
www.aerofortis.com
Aerofortis Energy Solutions.  5 Ducted Wind Turbine Designs.
The AF-3000 with only 2.4M diameter gives 3KW.  NV in U.S. and Taiwan.
www.tesnic.com
TESNIC is a vertical axis wind turbine, defined by a rotor assembly having more than 200 disks stacked one on top of each other with a narrow gap between them (≈2mm). The TESNIC turbine is very lightweight being suitable for rooftop mounting. For instance a 3.6kW TESNIC turbine weights less than 330lb (150Kg).
www.selsam.com
Selsam Wind Turbine- 6000 Watts from a 7 foot diameter turbine. Funded by The California Energy Commission
solaraero.org
Solar Aero’s Fuller Wind Turbine, a new type of bladeless wind turbine, based on a 1913 Tesla patent. Solar Aero’s completely enclosed model avoids drawbacks of bladed turbines such as noise, radar interference, visual pollution and wildlife injuries — while retaining high efficiency ratings. With only one rotating component (a turbine/driveshaft/alternator assembly) and no heavily loaded bearings, the turbine is expected to deliver power at a cost comparable to coal-fired power plants. Operates using the viscous flow of a fluid to move the turbine and thereby produce energy.
   

"Texas remains the leading state with more than 9 GW of total installed capacity,
with Iowa in second place with 3,670 MW, followed by California, Washington state and Minnesota.
www.evwind.es
 
Urban:
www.avinc.com
AV's Architectural Wind- small, modular wind turbine solution designed to provide an attractive, kinetic, clean energy generating solution that integrates easily into new and existing commercial buildings. Installations at Boston Airport, NJ Aquarium, etc. Monrovia, CA.
www.aerotecture.com
Aeroturbines. Wind turbines designed for urban settings.   Invented by a University of Illinois industrial design professor.
www.impact-technologies.com
PowAIR Sail wind turbine by Impact Technologies is designed for urban, residential and corporate environments to be ascetically pleasing with a very small footprint. A vertical axis windmill that employs a patent pending axial flux generator. Syracuse, NY.
 
Vertical Designs- Small:
www.pacwind.net
PacWind. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. Co has produced turbines for NASA and Times Square. Torrance, CA.
www.mariahpower.com
Mariah Power’s Windspire is a low cost, attractive, plug-n- produce vertical turbine standing only 30 feet tall with a 2 foot radius. The 1.2 kW (1.2 kilowatt, or 1200 watts) Windspire will produce approximately 2000 kilowatt hours per year in 12 mile per hour average winds.
www.windterra.com
Windterra’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbine is designed to operate in micro-winds as low as 4 metres/second (14.5 km/h, 9 mph) and can withstand winds as strong as 40 m/s (145 km/h, 90 mph). The optimal output of 1 kW is reached in wind speeds of 12 m/s (43.1 km/h, 26.8 mph). Made in Canada.
www.tangarie.com
GUS vertical axis wind turbines. Generates electricity in winds as low as 4 mph (1.5 m/s) and continues to generate power in wind speeds up to 130 mph (60m/s) depending on the model. Tangarie Alternative Power, Flagtown, NJ.
www.tesnic.com
TESNIC is a vertical axis wind turbine, defined by a rotor assembly having more than 200 disks stacked one on top of each other with a narrow gap between them (≈2mm). The TESNIC turbine is very lightweight being suitable for rooftop mounting. For instance a 3.6kW TESNIC turbine weights less than 330lb (150Kg).  Canada.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyvf7iyi-wM&feature=related
www.aerotecture.com
Aeroturbines are vertical wind electric turbines designed to be attached to buildings or integrated into the very form of buildings.   Sharp looking. Based in Chicago, IL.
www.impact-technologies.com
PowAIR Sail wind turbine by Impact Technologies is designed for urban, residential and corporate environments to be ascetically pleasing with a very small footprint. A vertical axis windmill that employs a patent pending axial flux generator. Syracuse, NY.
 
Vertical Designs- Large:
magturbine.com
Maglev Wind Turbine. Big and beautiful. Can potentially produce 1 GW per unit! Magnetically levitated on air... Arizona based co. ***
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Qs2gFlt-o&feature=related
www.tmawind.com
TMA, vertical axis wind energy turbines and hybrid energy systems. The TMA wind turbine is engineered to withstand extreme winds up to 150 mph and will produce power from 12 mph up to 70 mph at a constant efficiency percent of conversion of the available wind. Based in Cheyenne, WY.
 
Vertical News:
www.goodcleantech.com
"Helical Towers Could Bring Wind Turbines to Cities" Article in Good Clean Tech. Nov 2008.
www.motherearthnews.com
" Wind Power: Are Vertical Axis Turbines Better?" Mother Earth News. February/March 2008. Alison Rogers Interview with Mick Sagrillo.
www.bsi-global.com
Top prize at the BSI Sustainability Design Awards 2007. Ben Storan, a student- MA in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art , has been working for the past year in conjunction with Imperial College to design an affordable personal vertical wind turbine suited to the urban environment.
www.clariantechnologies.com
Clarian- a Research and Development Firm is Developing a Plug-In Wind Power Jellyfish.
 
Videos:
www.ted.com
Saul Griffith unveils the invention his company Makani Power: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.
60minutes.yahoo.com
The Pickens Plan-T. Boone Pickens made billions of dollars in the oil business. Today, he’s selling a plan to get America off foreign oil dependence, turning instead to natural gas and wind power. He’ s spent millions promoting what he calls “The Pickens Plan.” Charlie Rose has the story. 60 Minutes.  Sunday, October 26, 2008.
www.youtube.com
Vertical Axis Windmill rage....YouTube...
planetark.org/wen/53375
Wind power makes strides in China Reuters News Video. June 12, 2009.
   
A Sampling of Products on the Market
 
Wind Power Dealers: a small sampling...
store.altenergystore.com
Alternate Energy Store. Southwest Wind Power WHISPER 500 with Controller 24V- Model: 1-WH500-10-24. Serious power from a medium size small wind turbine – The Whisper 500 can produce enough energy to power an entire home. 500 kwh/mo (in 12mph average winds)  Ships from Hudson, Massachusetts.
$6,070. ***
www.sierrasolar.com
Sierra Solar Systems.  Skystream 3.7- 1.8 KW Residential model. The first fully integrated system that produces energy for less than the average cost of electricity in the US (at 12 mph avg wind speed). Available on new 33 ft. no-guy “monopole” tower. Compatible with any utility grid, it qualifies for most state rebate programs.  Grass Valley, CA.  $5,400.
allthingsrenewable.com
All Things Renewable Provides site evaluations and residential & commercial wind installations featuring systems from Southwest Wind Energy  (In Colorado Only).
www.absak.com
ABS Alaskan. Small Turbines (<500W), Large Turbines (900W+), High Voltage & Grid Tie Turbines. Alaska and Renton, WA.
 
Wind Sensors:
www.catchthewindinc.com
Catch The Wind's fiber optic laser wind sensing system is capable of measuring real-time horizontal and vertical wind speed and direction data at varying ranges ahead of the sensor location. Virginia.
www.weatherconnection.com
Weather Connection. ExploraTrack. The Wind Wizard Anemometer from Davis Instruments is light, compact and easy to carry. $40. Ships from Oregon.
www.weatherconnection.com
LaCrosse Technology WS-3512U-AL Barometric Touch Screen Weather Station with Anemometer measures wind direction, wind speed and wind gusts with minimum/maximum records and time/date stamp. “Heavy Weather Pro” software to upload all the weather information to your PC. This high-tech weather center includes one wireless data transmitter, anemometer, main display unit, software and a serial port cable. $180.  Ships from Oregon.
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Alternate Energy Store. MadgeTech Wind110 DataLogging Anemometer w/25' cable is a complete system to accurately measure and record wind speed (also known as a data logging anemometer). The self contained, low cost wind speed recording system comes complete with a data logger, weatherproof enclosure, three cup anemometer and all the necessary cabling to quickly get up and running. The logger can record up to 16,383 readings.   Ships from Hudson, Massachusetts.  $400.
   

 

 
 
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