The SolarMill works in on-grid and off-grid environments.

Wind power assisted by solar in one unit

WindStream Technologies was established in 2008 with the goal of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing affordable and scalable renewable energy technologies for a global marketplace. The company has developed and tested the first-of-its-kind, integrated, hybrid energy solution and is now marketing and selling SolarMills to a worldwide customer base. In 2009, the Company set up its Research


Osiris 10 earns AWEA and InterTek certification

Osiris Energy is a global manufacturer and marketer of small wind turbine systems for use in residential houses, farms, telecommunication, business and retail buildings, government buildings, and schools. Their small wind-turbine designs are well suited for low wind and harsh environments with a short paypack period. In addition to advanced technology, the company says it

Joshua Kaufman is the Director of Research and Development and Co-Founder, Pika Energy

Pika Energy selected by NREL to drive down cost of small wind power

Wind turbine manufacturer wins $700,000 for efficient manufacturing processes and scaled-up designs to drive cost savings in small wind market Pika Energy, a Maine-based manufacturer of residential wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems, says it has been selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two projects totaling $700,000 of funding, to improve the competitiveness of generating

2013 distributed wind mkt reports

Statement from DWEA Executive Director, Jennifer Jenkins on 2013 Distributed Wind Market Report

The Department of Energy’s 2013 Distributed Wind Market report highlights American manufacturing success story “The Distributed Wind Market Report issued by the Department of Energy underscores what an American small business success story this industry is and the market is on track to outpace last year’s deployments by a significant margin. This is a homegrown

Invelox has neither a turbine on a tower nor a large generator. In fact, says Carla Scholz, vice president of marketing and communications at SheerWind, Invelox is not a turbine at all, rather an injection system that captures and delivers wind to a turbine.

Unusual design claims 600% more production in low winds

Smaller, more powerful systems that reduce operating costs and maximize energy output could be the future of wind energy, according to Minnesota-based SheerWind. Offering a glimpse into the future, the company has developed Invelox. The name derives from SheerWind’s mission of INcreasing the VELOcity of wind. The design consists of four sections: intake, concentrator, Venturi,

The trade show included small wind turbines that are particularly suitable for slow-wind areas, new substructures for east-west facing solar panels, and new wood burners, mini solar systems for own consumption and small-scale manure-based biogas plants

New (renewable energy) Energy Husum trade show a success

New Energy Husum finished up a thoroughly positive result. “The fair has once again shown that it is the optimal platform for players in the grass roots energy transition, and this has been substantiated by the high visitor numbers and the positive feedback from the exhibitors”, says a pleased exhibition boss Peter Becker. Despite the


Downwind: Off-grid system turns to windpower when solar is not enough

Off-grid industrial devices and substations powered with solar panels have speckled the countryside for years. Solar, after all, is more cost-effective than running power lines at up to $100,000 per mile. But what about the weather? Snow can cover photovoltaic cells, which lets batteries run dry, and that may take critical equipment offline. In the

Osiris Energy

Osiris Energy builds world’s largest small wind forest in Thailand

South of Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, lies a vast wetland area near the sea called Tar Chalome, which is now home to the world’s largest and tallest small wind farm. Toiling for over a year, a crew of about two dozen workers erected 350 sets of Osiris 1.6 KW small wind turbines there, which

AEI alternative energy institute

West Texas A & M, and UL break ground on advanced wind turbine test facility

Officials at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), representatives from Underwriters Laboratories LLC (UL) and other dignitaries recently broke ground at the WTAMU’s Nance Ranch for a large scale wind turbine testing facility. The ground-breaking ceremony marks the collaboration between WTAMU and UL in association with The DEWI Group, a UL company. The entities have signed


Designer says think many small turbines instead of just big

Although small-wind systems involve a significant initial investment, they can be competitive with conventional energy sources when accounting for a lifetime of reduced utility costs. As fuel costs escalate, small wind systems become more competitive. The cost of buying and installing a small wind energy system typically ranges from about $4,000 to 7,000/kW for a