ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WindTamer Corporation, makers of a new type of wind turbine called the WindTamer®, has installed its first turbine on a residential property in Perry, New York.
“This marks the beginning of a new era in renewable energy,” according to inventor and WindTamer Corporation CEO Jerry Brock. “We’ve brought wind power down to earth in a way that we believe makes it accessible even for residential applications.”
With its patented design, the 3.5kW WindTamer turbine will produce power at the residence which can be used in three distinct ways:
1. Delivered to the household for daily power needs
2. Delivered to battery storage units for back up power when needed
3. Sold back to the grid through a metered link to local distribution lines
Public data has shown average wind speeds range from 9 -14 miles per hour at the site. With these wind speeds, the Company estimates that the 3.5kW WindTamer turbine will produce from approximately 10,000 to 15,000 kW/h of electricity annually, and do it more efficiently than traditional propeller-based turbines.
And unlike the giant mega-turbines which require enormous amounts of land, materials, infrastructure, and capital investment to deliver power to the grid, WindTamer turbines have a very small footprint, need no special infrastructure, and produce power at the point of consumption.
Installed at a height of 30 feet with an aesthetically pleasing “wind flower” design, the WindTamer turbine has not faced the public objections or outcry that the mega-turbines have. “We went to the Town of Perry and received our permits after a single two-hour meeting,” said WindTamer Chief Executive Officer Gerald Brock.
The Company is entering into a promotional lease with the property owner in connection with the installation of the 3.5kW turbine. The Company plans to obtain performance data from the turbine’s operation.
“WindTamer turbines, which are available in a range of sizes from 1.5kW to 20kW, are ideally suited to residential customers, commercial and industrial customers, government and municipalities, and those who want to be major players in the renewable energy market,” Brock continued. “We believe that this is a game-changing technology.”
About WindTamer® Corporation
WindTamer Corporation is an independent developer of wind turbine technology. The Company has developed a patented technology to better utilize the wind’s kinetic energy using a Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbine (DAWT). Its patented technology is found in its wind turbine called the "WindTamer®," which offers a more efficient way to harness wind energy than currently used in the industry.
The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected performance and advantages of WindTamer turbines, and/or statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “believes,” “could,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “seeks,” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements deal with the Company’s current plans, intentions, beliefs and expectations. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. As a result, there can be no assurance that any or all of the plans, orders, anticipated sales and expectations described in these forward-looking statements will be completed or realized. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and in any subsequent reports filed with the SEC, all of which are available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These include without limitation: the risk that the Company’s technology and products may not achieve market acceptance; and, risks of contract performance. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=5946629&lang=en