TUESDAY 01 FEBRUARY, 2011 |
Southwest Windpower Unveils Skystream 600 Wind Turbine
Southwest Windpower recently unveiled its newest and most efficient small wind
turbine, the Skystream
Launched at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Southwest
Windpower says the Skystream 600 produces 74% percent more electricity than its
predecessor, the Skystream
, and states it is the most efficient power grid-connected wind
in its class.
Providing an average of 7,400 kWh of clean energy per year per household in 18
km/h average annual wind speeds, the 2.4kW Skystream 600 could provide up to 80 percent of an average home's
says the Skystream 600 will be the "first fully smart grid-enabled wind turbine"
and owners of the turbine will be able to monitor energy production from
anywhere Internet access is available using the Skyview(TM) system.
The turbine features a number of upgrades; including larger blade design that
helps capture more wind
, improved software and integrated inverter.
Manufacturer of well-known products including Skystream, Whisper and Air
turbines; Southwest Windpower is a world leader in wind turbine manufacture for
the home market and commercial properties. Founded in Flagstaff, Arizona over 20
years ago, the company has installed 170,000 wind turbines around the world and
currently sells 15,000 units each year. Southwest Windpower has grown 3.5 times in annual sales
volume over the past 4 years and plans for exponential growth over the coming 5
The Skystream 600 will be available globally from April this year and a monopole
system to suit the turbine will be available in various heights.
Learn more about the Skystream
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