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Skystream 3.7 wind turbines help offset electricity costs of water treatment plant

Saving money, fostering self-sufficiency in a rural Alaskan community   Read more »

Our Skystream 3.7 wind turbine is now UL certified

UL Skystream wind turbine Southwest WindpowerWe’re pleased to announce that Skystream is first wind turbine to conform to UL 6142 Standard for Small Wind Turbines, and it can now carry the well-recognized UL mark.

What does that mean for you? Read more »

Wind power brings energy to the world’s most frozen desert: Antarctica

Coated in glacial ice and averaging a high temperature of -76 degrees Fahrenheit in July, Antarctica remains the least inhabited continent on Earth. Here the Brazilian Criosfera 1 climate research station collects and transmits data under extreme conditions. During the five months of total winter darkness, the station is completely reliant on four small wind turbines. Read more »

In the News: research and development in renewable energy, small wind markets

China to spend $27 billion on emission cuts, renewables
China’s central government plans to spend 70 billion yuan ($27 billion) this year to promote energy conversation, emission reductions and renewable energy, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website on Thursday. Read more »

Nebraska man uses Midwest wind to his advantage

Living in the second windiest location in Nebraska, Leon Cederlind installed Southwest Windpower’s Skystream 3.7® to his native prairie hay farm over a year and a half ago because he wanted to see an American-made wind turbine in operation. Some 17 months later, and Cederlind enjoys the occasion where he watches his meter run backwards, when his turbine produces more than he needs. Read more »

Cutting ‘fixed’ overhead and going green

Skystream by Southwest Windpower Chevron Station Power

On-site wind power is part of the energy savings mix for one Arizona station Read more »

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