Wind Power

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Condominiums

A vertical axis wind power project is a possibility with the recent announcement between McKenzie Bay International and M.T.C.C. 815, “The Savoy”, for McKenzie Bay to perform a wind resource evaluation for a WindStor System configuration employing one 200 kW rooftop mounted vertical-axis Dermond Wind Turbine.

Toronto, Ontario – August 23, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The Savoy is a twenty-two story, 210 unit, condominium in Ontario, Canada. WindStor Power, a wholly owned McKenzie Bay subsidiary, is proposing to sell electricity to The Savoy at a fixed rate under a long-term supply arrangement employing WindStor equipment to reduce existing electricity costs while minimizing the impact of future rate increases for grid-supplied electricity. The installation is contingent on sufficient wind resource being present resulting in an economic pricing structure for WindStor Power Co. and The Savoy. It is also contingent upon obtaining all necessary approvals for a rooftop installation, connecting onsite inside the Ontario Hydro meter, and the structural integrity of the building to support a 200 kW rooftop mounted Dermond wind turbine. Including The Savoy, a total of eight agreements have been signed to evaluate wind resources for WindStor Systems, representing a potential for more than 600 rooftop and ground mounted Dermond wind turbines. Wind studies are underway in Las Vegas, NV; Middletown, PA; and five Southeast Michigan sites including Dearborn, Flint, and Dexter in the greater Detroit area. WindStor is an electricity management system that provides retail users with electricity at fixed, long-term, rates by generating electricity at the user’s location with a Dermond wind turbine “DWT”, and storing excess electricity in a battery for distribution in peak demand periods with a proprietary “System Integrator”. The first Dermond wind turbine is presently being installed at the University of Quebec Abitibi Temiscaming in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada.