Carpinteria, Calif. (PRWEB) June 4, 2007
Clipper Windpower Plc today announced that commercial sales efforts kicked-off in June 2006 for its new Liberty wind turbine, and publicly announced over the course of the past 12 months, account for more than 5,600 MW (2,240 units) of firm and contingent orders for deliveries beginning in 2007 through 2011.
"We're delighted with the response and interest we're continuing to receive from both existing industry customers and new customers, including additional Fortune 500 companies that are increasingly entering the wind energy industry," said Robert H. Gates, Clipper's Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations. "We see the interest in our advanced technologies, as well as the substantial increase in industry-wide wind turbine sales, as an indication of the world's growing confidence in the environmental and energy security benefits that can be achieved by increasing wind energy's contribution to the global energy mix."
"Once built, these potential 5,600 MW of wind energy could supply the annual electricity needs of more than 1.6 million average American homes and offset upwards of 10 million tons of carbon dioxide from being placed into our atmosphere each year," he added.
The Liberty Series wind turbines, designed to address current industry gearbox and other component issues, mitigates gearbox stresses through Clipper's patented Quantum DriveTM Distributed Generation Power-train. The Clipper units also offer proprietary variable speed operation in a more efficient manner than today's standard wind turbines. Clipper's permanent magnet generator technology delivers higher powertrain efficiency, and a 2-ton on-board crane simplifies maintenance and significantly reduces associated costs. The 2.5 MW Liberty turbine installation can be accomplished with a crane sized for most commercial 1.5 MW units. At a 2.5 MW capacity, the Liberty machine is the largest wind turbine built in the United States.
About Clipper Windpower
Clipper Windpower, http://www.clipperwind.com, is a rapidly growing company engaged in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development. With offices in California, Colorado, Maryland, Mexico, Denmark and the U.K., and a ISO9001:2000 QMS Certified, 215,000 square foot manufacturing and assembly facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company designs advanced wind turbines, manufactures its 2.5-MW Liberty wind turbine and actively develops wind power generating projects in the Americas and Europe. Clipper is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Clipper's ticker symbol is CWP.
The ordinary shares of Clipper Windpower Plc are traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange and are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Such shares may not be offered or sold to residents of the United States or to persons acting on their behalf, or to other persons who are "United States Persons" within the meaning of Regulation S as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, unless such shares have been registered under the Securities Act or there is an available exemption from registration.
For more information contact:
Director, Global Communications
Clipper Windpower Inc.
6305 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 300
Carpinteria, CA 93013