They Don’t Call Them Stinking Windmills Anymore – These babies are Generators or Turbines

It always amazes me that anytime anybody generates megawatts they get all big chested and manly. Heh they ARE just whirrlygigs after all. Oh and I have been getting the listings of these turbine manufacturers and dealers from the American Wind Energy Associations website:

AWEA’s latest publication, in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association, is Green Power Superhighways: Building a Path to America’s Clean Energy Future. The U.S. is home to vast quantities of clean energy resources, but lacks a modern interstate transmission grid to deliver carbon-free electricity to customers in highly populated areas of the country. This white paper highlights the barriers that hinder investment in transmission infrastructure and identifies potential policy solutions.

AWEA Wind Power Project Siting Workshop
Seattle, WA
February 24 – 25, 2009

AWEA Wind & Transmission Workshop
Overland Park, KS
March 17 – 18, 2009

Wisconsin Wind Energy Supply Chain Seminar
Appleton, WI
March 31, 2009

WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition
Chicago, IL
May 4 – 7, 2009

AWEA Event Calendar


back to the whirrlygigs:

Energy Maintenance Service, LLC (EMS) is a full service provider of high quality, cost effective products and services to the North American wind industry with an emphasis on Construction, Operations & Maintenance, and Component Repairs including control systems and gear boxes. Our client base includes turbine and component manufacturers; wind farm developers, owners, and operators; and industry consulting firms throughout the world.

Based in wind-rich Gary, South Dakota, EMS’ de-centralized operations are highly mobile with a labor force that can provide timely service to all major wind developments located throughout North America.

As an independent service provider, we are committed to serving a broad range of wind customers with solutions that are tailored to each customer’s needs. We rely heavily on our industry recognized team of experts, our advanced systems, and our intimate knowledge of the industry to ensure that our clients always have a positive and successful experience working with our company.


Those guys and the next guys are really for the major producers. Anybody that erected a 35 kw or a 50 kw turbine would have his net meter spinning off the house:


Entegrity Wind Systems Inc. manufactures, installs, and maintains the EW50 commercial-scale wind turbine. Founded in 2002 by James Heath, Mauri Miller, and Malcolm Lodge, Entegrity is committed to the distributed energy business model: Customers use on-site resources to help control energy costs and maintain long-term price stability for a portion of their energy needs.


Entegrity’s founders recognized that technical advancements in the wind and communications industries could help solve the crisis posed by climbing energy prices. With a resolve to provide customers with a long-term solution, they purchased the Atlantic Orient Corporation, along with the engineering and design drawings of a well-proven wind turbine. The AOC 15/50 is a commercial-scale wind turbine with a long operating history and simple, robust design. Early models of the AOC 15/50 are still in operation throughout the world, including serial number 001 at the United States Department of Agriculture’s research facility in Bushland, Texas. Entegrity has invested substantial resources in continued improvement to the turbine, now known as Entegrity’s EW50.


Entegrity is a vertically-integrated company controlling all aspects of a wind turbine project. Entegrity’s wind experts are leaders in their field, and work with our partners and customers during all phases of a project to ensure timely and comprehensive support and ongoing maintenance. Additionally, Entegrity uses local resources for construction, installation and maintenance of its fleet.


Now back to the guys you and I would hire:

English Personal Wind Turbine

Gaia-Wind develops and manufactures small and efficient wind turbines for supplying electricity to properties such as private houses, farms, offices, companies and swimming pools. With 150 wind turbines already installed, Gaia-Wind has more than 1,000 years of operational experience. From our establishments in Århus, Denmark and Glasgow, Scotland, we can supply you with ‘your own wind turbine’, which in turn will provide you with reliable, abundant and clean energy.


Gotta luv those Brits:


Proven Energy is the world’s leading supplier of small wind turbines. Our high performance turbines are the result of almost thirty years of inspiration, innovation and development.

With over 2000 units installed worldwide, Proven Energy has unrivalled experience and has built up a global reputation for their robust and reliable performance.

Our patented Proven Flexible Blade System enables the wind turbine to generate power in light or strong winds. Our products offer sustainable energy solutions across a wide range of industry sectors, from domestic to offshore.

As the wind gets stronger, the blades twist to reduce their aerodynamic efficiency. This maintains a high output even in the fiercest storms, unlike many turbines which need to stop generating power to protect themselves at high wind speeds. The blades also regulate speed, preventing damage.

Proven Energy has many years’ experience and can help you choose the right system for your needs. We offer a complete service, from site assessment and system design to supply, installation and maintenance.

If you are thinking about reducing your domestic energy bills or providing a multi-site energy solution for your business, Proven Energy can help achieve your renewable energy aspirations. We make sure that your wind turbine choice will work productively for you and deliver all-round environmental benefits.

Click on the Buy, Sell, or Own options for further details.


More tomorrow. see yah


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