Four of the advanced 100kW wind systems were sold to the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC), a utility responsible for providing power to 53 villages in Alaska. The other three wind turbines were ordered by Sustainable Energy Developments (SED), currently developing wind projects in the northeast.

With 100kW of rated power, the Northwind 100 was designed for use in wind- diesel applications, and more recently has been released as an alternative power generator for small businesses, commercial farms, small communities, schools and universities, and small corporate and industrial sites. The turbine uses gearless design and direct-drive architecture to deliver high energy capture and low maintenance requirements to the mainstream wind energy marketplace.

Bud Cherry, CEO of Distributed Energy Systems, said: These important sales emphasize DESC’s commitment to supplying state of the art, reliable, and cost effective wind turbines in extremely diverse environments. We also welcome the partnership with Sustainable Energy Developments as we bring the Northwind 100 into the ‘lower 48’ marketplace.