Southwest Windpower Offers Lifetime Warranty for Small Wind Turbines - An Industry First

Company introduces latest generation of AIR turbines

Sep 08, 2011, 08:00 ET from Southwest Windpower

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Windpower, the world's largest designer and producer of personal wind turbines, announced today a new generation of its AIR wind generators with improved reliability and optimized performance. In a move unprecedented in the wind power industry, the company now offers limited lifetime warranty for its AIR 40 and AIR Breeze products and a five year warranty for the AIR 30.

First released in 1995 and refined in successive generations, the AIR products are the best selling wind turbines in the world, with more than 135,000 units sold worldwide. The AIR turbines unveiled today include the AIR Breeze Marine, for sailing and off-grid coastal applications, the AIR 40, for off-grid remote homes, humanitarian projects and commercial applications, and the AIR 30, for hobby, RV and educational use.

Improvements include:

New Controls – New software running AIR's microprocessor-based internal regulator improves performance and optimizes energy output in all wind speeds.

Higher Grade Materials and Finish – A new precision-engineered cast aluminum body with a five-step aircraft-quality paint process for AIR Breeze Marine allows AIR to perform even in harsh conditions.

Third-Party Testing – An independent laboratory performed a Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) on AIR's electronics, simulating years of operation and exposing AIR to demanding temperature fluctuations and vibration.

Upgraded Electronics – New components can better endure extreme temperatures.

New Blades for AIR 30 – The new AIR 30 blade ensures optimum performance and reliability in varied wind speeds.

From remote homes and cabins to rural communication towers, boats and RVs, AIR turbines offer unprecedented reliability and support.

About Southwest Windpower

Southwest Windpower is the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of small wind systems (160-3000 watts). Since 1987, the company has pioneered the development of wind technology and has built and shipped more than 170,000 wind turbines to more than 120 countries. Southwest Windpower systems are used for homes, commercial properties, micro grids, remote cabins, telecom, offshore platforms, water pumping and sailboats. Southwest Windpower is the manufacturer of Skystream, Whisper and AIR lines of wind systems.

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