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WindTronics building national installer network via National Electrical Contractors Association


January 11, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

WindTronics—developer of a gearless small wind turbine, which features the Blade Tip Power System—announced an alliance with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and local NECA chapters in the States to facilitate the installation of the Honeywell Wind Turbine—a gearless, frictionless and virtually silent small wind turbine for homes and businesses. WindTronics believes this alliance with NECA will help bring clean technology to homes and businesses throughout the United States.

“WindTronics’ mission is to bring wind power to every community in America and we certainly need the skilled help of electrical workers to make that a reality,” said Brian Levine, VP development & marketing at WindTronics. “Clean technology represents one of the fastest growing and most innovative sectors in our economy and today’s electricians form the backbone of the installation infrastructure.”

NECA has created a unified professional training program for American electrical workers, resulting in a national standard for apprentices and electricians, says WindTronics.

“There’s no doubt that the nation is focusing on clean, renewable energy, and today’s electrical workers must be properly trained on the latest technology in order to continue to satisfy consumer demand,” said John M. Grau, NECA CEO. “WindTronics’ is accessing a ready-made workforce provided by our members, making it easier for everyone to take advantage of wind power, whatever the size of the project.”

This alliance represents a major step in providing easy access to wind energy and will help create hundreds of green jobs for years to come, adds the company. With thousands of Honeywell Wind Turbines to be sold in 2011, WindTronics expects the installation of the turbine will generate demand for hundreds of thousands of new, skilled electrical contractor-hours next year.

The Honeywell Wind Turbine’s Blade Tip Power System (which captures power at the tips of the blades where speed is the greatest) was developed to enable renewable energy around the world. Weighing less than 185 lb and measuring 6-ft in diameter, the turbine produces an average of 1500 kWh/year.

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