San Diego County Approves First Ever Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The first Vertical Axis Wind Turbine has now gone live in San Diego County, at the home of a forward-thinking resident named Tim Williams, who is taking action to go green. This 3.4 kW Falcon turbine from WePOWER was installed on an 18′ pole on Williams’ property by Joe Moore Construction, an authorized WePOWER dealer.
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Joe More appeared before the County Building Department and presented WePOWER’s modern Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for approval. Unlike traditional prop-style turbines, WePOWER’s Falcon turbines are virtually vibration-, noise-, and maintenance- free, and are safe for birds.
To permit the installation, San Diego County Building Department required a satisfactory report from a qualified third party. TUV SUD America, Inc., a globally recognized testing and certification organization, inspected and promptly approved the job.
WePOWER turbines have gone mainstream with global customers including: Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Best Buy, Tata Energy, and countless local businesses and residences. With systems deployed across the globe, WePOWER has emerged as the industry leader in the small wind category.
WePOWER’s best-in-class Vertical Axis Wind Turbines represent the most comprehensive family of products available, including: 600W, 1.2kW, 3.4kW, 5.5kW and 12kW. WePOWER’s turbine systems are Approved Stimulus Products and qualify for a Federal 30% tax credit, are Approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC), on the list of commercially proven equipment providers by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), have received a CE and IEC 61400.2 Declaration of Conformity, and a UL 1741 Certification of Compliance.
WePOWER is a best-in-class company specializing in the high growth market of providing sustainable energy solutions. We are a global manufacturer, developer and marketer of green products, including: Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT), Solar Thermal Water Heating Systems, Windvertiser((TM)) eco-outdoor advertising platform, and LightTracker active GPS technology skylights.