FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Windpower, the world's leading manufacturer of personal wind generators, is pleased to announce the Skystream install program, making the award winning Skystream 3.7® wind turbine available for purchase at select Home Depot® stores throughout the United States. This program will allow consumers access to Southwest Windpower's groundbreaking small wind system while helping reduce their energy bills and impact on the environment.
Southwest Windpower selected Home Depot stores in locations with an ideal wind resource for distributed wind energy production to participate in the Skystream install program. Currently available at select stores in Texas, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and most recently, California, the company plans to expand the program to windy locations across the United States. For a complete list of participating Home Depot stores, visit: http://windenergy.com/community/blog/skystream-now-available-select-home-depot-stores.
"The Skystream install program represents Southwest Windpower's commitment to making renewable energy affordable and accessible to consumers everywhere," said Dixon Thayer, chief executive officer of Southwest Windpower. "We are excited to help residential and commercial customers take advantage of their area's exceptional wind resource by using Skystream 3.7 to produce clean, emissions-free energy."
Southwest Windpower's Skystream 3.7 is globally recognized as the first compact, all-inclusive grid-connected personal wind turbine. Ideal for applications on farms, homes and businesses, Skystream 3.7 is designed to work in very low winds, with controls and inverter built in, and produce up to 400 kWh of clean electricity per month depending on the wind resource and site location.
Skystream 3.7 will range in price based on location of the installation. Customers may be eligible for a variety of renewable energy incentives, including a 30 percent federal tax credit for qualified consumers and local incentives available through state governments and utilities. To purchase a Skystream 3.7, customers can visit participating Home Depot locations, call 1-800-HOME DEPOT (466-3337) or call Southwest Windpower directly at 928-779-9463. To find out if wind is right for you, visit windenergy.com/assessment.
About Southwest Windpower
Southwest Windpower has been designing and distributing small wind turbines for more than 22 years and is the recognized global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of small wind systems (400-3,000 watts). The company has been a pioneer in the development of wind technology and has built and shipped more than 170,000 wind turbines to over 120 countries worldwide and has sales representation in over 88 countries. Headquartered in Flagstaff Arizona, it also has operations in Cologne, Germany and a joint venture in Ningbo, China. Applications for Southwest Windpower systems include residential homes, commercial properties, micro grids, remote cabins, telecom transmitters, offshore platforms, water pumping and sailboats. Southwest Windpower is the manufacturer of Skystream 3.7, Air and Whisper lines of distributed wind systems.
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SOURCE Southwest Windpower