ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WindTamer Corporation ("WindTamer" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: WNDT), a developer and manufacturer of renewable energy systems, announced today that it has joined the EDGE Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders.
"By joining the EDGE Innovation Network WindTamer is able to access the latest end user feedback and field requirements to ensure that the needs of the warfighter are met through our continuing product development. The real-time information from the users and collaboration with like-minded, customer centric companies provides WindTamer with a fast track for product development and renewable energy system fielding," said Mark Matthews, Vice President of Sales for WindTamer.
Pete Palmer, EDGE Innovation Network director, said, "The EDGE provides a new military and government acquisition paradigm by using both physical and virtual environments where EDGE members and users can collaborate and innovate together to deliver gap-filling capabilities in months rather than years."
In the quest to provide improved and enhanced soldier capability, access to reliable renewable power is a critical operational requirement. The demand for renewable energy solutions in tactical environments and operations will continue to increase. WindTamer can provide enhanced energy system solutions through the leveraging its capabilities in wind, solar, power distribution and energy storage.
"We are excited to be part of the EDGE network and look forward to working with other members to identify opportunities where our micro grid systems can be applied to both defense and non-defense applications where overall operational effectiveness can be enhanced through improved renewable energy solutions," said Adeeb Saba, Vice President of Operations for WindTamer.
About EDGE Innovation Network
Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, the EDGE Innovation Network currently has six Innovation Centers and over 170 members, including renowned academic institutions and dozens of domestic and international businesses like Cisco Systems, L3 Communications-West, Microsoft Federal and Adobe Systems, Inc. For more information, visit www.edge-innovation.com
WindTamer Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of wind turbines, solar energy systems and custom-designed renewable energy storage and power management systems. The WindTamer diffuser-augmented wind turbine utilizes a patented technology for the production of electrical power. The WindTamer Power on Demand system utilizes inputs from multiple energy sources including wind, solar, fuel cells and the grid itself in conjunction with a custom-designed battery storage system and a proprietary smart monitoring technology that releases energy at optimal times to reduce peak power demand, thereby lowering electricity costs for large energy users who deal with peak usage pricing. WindTamer also manufactures a mobile trailer-mounted Renewable Energy Trailer that generates wind and solar energy to an onboard storage unit for military and other applications.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. WindTamer Corporation cautions investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect WindTamer's analysis only as of today's date. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be correct, and actual results could differ materially. WindTamer undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements. Further information on these factors, and other factors that could affect WindTamer's financial results, is included in WindTamer's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K.