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PacWind, Inc. is a wind turbine manufacturing company based in Torrance, Californiamarker, United Statesmarker.

History

The company was founded in 1998, and released their first patented vertical axis wind turbines in May 2006. In 2007, they added another two models of turbines to their product lineup. They currently manufacture 4 different models of turbines, from 500 watts up to 10 Kilowatts.

Notable installations

On May 17, 2007, PacWind gained a large amount of publicity when TV personality Jay Leno announced that, as part of an ongoing project with Popular Mechanics, he would be having one of the 'Delta II' (10Kw) model turbines installed on the roof of his garage.

During the "I Spy Bill Nye" episode of Living With Ed, Ed Begley, Jr. has a 'SeaHawk' (500w) model turbine installed on the roof of his house.

References

  1. Business Wire, PacWind Technology's Scaleable Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Efficiently and Quietly Generates Electricity for Remote Locations, May 23, 2006
  2. RenewableEnergyWorld.com, Two Small Wind Turbine Developments Propel Industry Upward, June 5, 2006
  3. Energy Resource, PacWind Begins Rollout of New Wind Power Products, February 13, 2007
  4. PacWind Official Website, Products
  5. Stuart, Ben, Jay Leno Builds a Wind Turbine on His Green Garage, Popular Mechanics, May 17, 2007
  6. Carpenter, Susan, Green goes Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage, Los Angeles Times, November 7, 2007
  7. Living With Ed Episode Guide, I Spy Bill Nye


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