Where you are

The wind knows no bounds, but does carry unique characteristics depending on its geographic location. In our series, "Where you are," we will discuss wind patterns and the effectiveness of personal wind turbines in regions across the globe.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it: NY Residents could be eligible for a cash rebate

Are you a New York resident? If so, you may be eligible to save big by investing in your own wind energy system. Depending where in New York State you live, you could be eligible for some beneficial programs that get you 50 percent or 60 percent off the total cost as a cash rebate! Small wind turbines also may be eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit. Sounds like a deal to us! Read more »

Wind, solar and diesel: Let the numbers tell you the story

Prof. Paul Wessels, owner of Southwest Windpower’s Whisper 200 (1 KW) and Whisper 500 (3.2 KW) wind turbines, provided the Company his complete system metrics. The two turbines are components of a larger hybrid system that is completed with solar and diesel. Read more »

The wind where you are: Dodge City, Kan.

Named after nearby Fort Dodge, Dodge City, Kan., is famous for its history as a wild frontier town of the Old West. The city is home to nearly 27,400 residents, and is the windiest city in the U.S., with an average wind speed of 13. 9 mph. Read more »

The wind where you are: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also known as the “City of Five Seasons,” is the second largest city in Iowa and lies on both banks of the Cedar River. The city is home to nearly 126,400 residents, and is a flourishing center for arts and culture.

Cedar Ridge Vineyards, an award-winning winery located in Cedar Rapids, has turned to wind energy to supplement their energy needs. The Skystream 3.7, a personal wind turbine by Southwest Windpower, helps to power the family-owned winery and distillery. Read more »

The wind where you are: Tehachapi, Calif.

Kern County, Calif., known for its large agricultural base, is located in the southern Central Valley. The county is home to more than 661,000 residents and is a significant producer of wind turbine power. Read more »

The wind where you are: Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne, Wyo., also known as the “Magic City of the Plains,” is located in the southeastern corner of the state. The city is home to 60,000 residents many of whom serve the U.S. military at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Cheyenne is most well known for its annual Cheyenne Frontier Days, the largest outdoor rodeo in the nation. This year the show will be held July 22-31. Southwest Windpower is excited to attend and exhibit at the show! Look for our outdoor booth all week and listen for us on 104.9 KRRR Saturday, July 23. Read more »

Wind turbines in your community

Cleaner air. A greener future. Lower utility bills. Helping achieve energy independence. With so many benefits for all of us in increasing the world’s use of renewable, non-polluting energy sources, more and more local governments are setting examples for their communities by installing wind turbines at schools and public buildings.

Using wind energy attracts businesses and residents who want to be part of a green community that’s doing its part to move toward energy independence and sets a good example for others to follow. Read more »

Off to the rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Southwest Windpower will head out to Cheyenne, Wyo. to exhibit at the nation’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration, Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (CFD), from July 22-31. We’ll give visitors an up-close look at the world’s best selling battery charging wind turbine – Air– as well as our award-winning Skystream 3.7 grid connected personal wind turbine.

This area is great for harnessing wind energy. With nearly 200,000 typical attendees, we’re thrilled to show the community and individuals across the nation, how personal wind turbines can provide an affordable solution to help reduce their electricity bills and impact on the environment. Read more »

Skystream now available at select Home Depot stores

Southwest Windpower is making personal wind energy generation more accessible to consumers throughout the United States with the Skystream Install Program. Through the program, our award winning Skystream 3.7 personal wind turbine is now available for purchase at select Home Depot stores in Texas, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and most recently, California, with hopes to expand to windy locations throughout the country. See below for a complete list of Home Depot Stores carrying Skystream. Read more »

The wind where you are: Ohio Great Lakes area

The wind knows no bounds, but does carry unique characteristics depending on its geographic location. In our series "Where You Are," we will discuss wind patterns and the effectiveness of personal wind turbines in regions across the globe.

Situated on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ohio Great Lakes region is an ideal location for wind energy generation. The strong wind that blows feet of snow over the area in the winter can also be harnessed to offset the electricity needed to heat your home during those cold, snowy winter months. Read more »