Monrovia, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] AeroVironment, Inc., a company specialized in unmanned aircraft systems and efficient electric energy systems, announced that its new AVX wind turbine – the heart of the company’s Architectural Wind system for generating clean energy – has won two prestigious honors: the Red Dot International Design award and the 2007 Annual Design Review award from I.D., The International Design Magazine. The Red Dot award attracted nearly 6,000 submissions from 52 countries. The AVX400 won for design concept in the “green” category, recognizing the achievement of DesignworksUSA (DW), the California-based international strategic design consultancy owned by BMW Group. AV had engaged DW to conceive the aesthetic component of the Architectural Wind system. A small, modular wind turbine system, Architectural Wind was designed for quick and easy installation onto the parapet of a new or existing tilt-up or pre-cast buildings – with little or no structural impact – and would comprise the new three-bladed, 400-watt AVX400 wind turbines. The I.D. Annual Design Review, open to designers anywhere in the world, is one of the broadest and oldest design competitions. In this 53rd edition, the AVX400 was judged Design Distinction winner in the equipment category by a jury of leading industry practitioners, one of whom commented: “They can even put it on an ugly building and make it look interesting.”For more information on AeroVironment’s wind turbine, visit the company’s website linked below.