Helix-Shaped Wind Turbines

Vertical axis wind turbines are an intriguing technology that most people still know little about. The turbines we are accustomed to use blades to turn a horizontal axis (which is often housed in the little cupola on the top of the turbine’s tall stem). Vertical axis turbines turn a vertical shaft (picture a barber’s pole) to generate power. Helix Wind, a US maker of some very slick looking vertical axis wind turbines, has struck a deal with a West African telecom company to power cell phone towers with wind. This allows the towers to operate autonomously without transmission lines or diesel generators. Via:treehugger

Vertical axis turbines are well suited for crowded urban settings because they can operate in tighter quarters and are purported to be quieter. Helix Wind has announced that it has delivered systems to Eltek NSG, a Nigerian telecom company, for testing on cell towers. US test projects are also expected to be underway by November 2009. Helix Wind claims that its turbines will pay for themselves in at little as six months. If things go to plan in West Africa, this could lead to hundreds of such setups around the region.

Helix Wind makes its distinctive turbines in a sizes with outputs ranging from 300 watts and 50 kilowatts. The company recently contributed a small system (its S322, with a price of $7,500) to the Zero Energy Idea House, an interesting demonstration green home project in Bellevue, Washington. The system is wired up with Helix’s proprietary energy monitoring system, and dwellers of the Idea House will be able to monitor the turbine’s output via PC

by Jacob Gordon
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Company Info:
Helix Wind Corporation
1848 Commercial Street
San Diego, California 92113
Phone: (877) 246-4354 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (877) 246-4354      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: (619) 330-2628

Exchange Info
ISIN # US42331P1066

Earnings Release Dates:
Q1: May 15, 2009
Q2: August 14, 2009
Q3: November 14, 2009
Q4: March 31, 2010

Key Executives:
Ian Gardner – CEO & Director
Scott Weinbrandt – Chairman and President
Gene Hoffman Jr. – Director

Ian Gardner
619-501-3932 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              619-501-3932      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Richard Stern
212-888-0044 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              212-888-0044


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