Skystream 3.7 Eligible for Newly Reinstated California Energy Commission Rebate

Move makes small wind turbines even more affordable In California

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Nov. 17, 2011 - Southwest Windpower Inc. announced today that the Skystream 3.7 is one of three wind turbines eligible for the California Energy Commission rebate reinstated this month. Customers who buy Skystream for homes or businesses will now get a rebate of $3.00 per watt of rated capacity, equal to $6750 for Skystream.

The California Energy Commission selects eligible turbines based on new, more stringent criteria including third party certifications, independently verified performance data and a new standardized system for estimating power ratings.

Skystream 3.7 is the grid-connected small wind turbine that lets home or business owners offset their use of utility electricity, save money and reduce their impact on the environment. Skystream’s advanced features include quiet operation, electronic overspeed protection and wireless connectivity that allow its owner to view performance data from a computer. Skystream’s third party certifications include UL recognition for its inverter and renewable certification Statement of Compliance from GL. Skystream is sold and installed by authorized Southwest Windpower dealers and is backed by a five-year manufacturer warranty.

With a typical installed cost of $20,000 in California before rebates and incentives, the cost of can be reduced significantly with the CEC rebate. Taxpayers can also take advantage of a tax credit of up to 30% of the cost of the installed system.

About Southwest Windpower
Southwest Windpower has been designing and distributing small wind turbines since 1987 and is the recognized global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of small wind systems (160-3000 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 Ariz., it also operates a facility 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, Whisper and AIR lines of distributed wind systems.

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