UPC Wind and its partner BQ Energy today announced the start of full commercial operations at the Steel Winds Wind Farm, marking the first commercial deployment of Clipper Windpower's 2.5-megawatt (MW) Liberty series wind turbines. Renewable energy certificates (RECs) from the 20-MW site will be sold to Constellation NewEnergy.

"We are pleased to be operating at full capacity and introducing this newest generation of wind turbines to the market." -- Paul Gaynor, UPC Wind, president and CEO