Weslaco, Texas [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Wind Energy Corporation has announced that it has partnered with H-E-B for a new research and development project to study the commercial application of Wind Energy’s vertical axis wind turbine. The study will take place at H-E-B’s Weslaco Retail Support Center in Weslaco, Texas.
Beginning in March, the partnership will include an 18 to 24 month observation and analysis period of the wind power opportunities available at the H-E-B store. Wind Energy’s wind turbine is an advanced composite, vertical axis design that has a solid “sail” design. The turbine will perform over a wide range of wind speeds and will have a peak capacity of 25kW to 50kW.
“Wind Energy is thrilled to partner with a company like H-E-B, who is committed to advancing the science of community and commercial wind applications,” said James Fugitte, chairman and CEO of Wind Energy Corporation. “This partnership provides the opportunity to commercially test what we’ve already discovered in our laboratories; that our design is sound, our materials are superior and our vision of cost-effective, distributive energy is attainable.”