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In readiness for an expected flood of orders WePower has just held their first training workshop in Palm Desert to build a supply of competent and knowledgeable Authorized Dealers around the nation for their small vertical axis wind turbines.

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WePower Holds Popular Training Class for Small Wind Turbine Dealers

In readiness for an expected flood of orders WePower has just held their first training workshop in Palm Desert to build a supply of competent and knowledgeable Authorized Dealers around the nation for their small vertical axis wind turbines.

In readiness for an expected flood of orders WePower has just held their first training workshop in Palm Desert to build a supply of competent and knowledgeable Authorized Dealers around the nation for their small vertical axis wind turbines.

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What makes the turnout all the more surprising is that I could find no information on the WePower site about the cost of these units, so it is not that easy to do a cost/benefit analysis to find the cost per kilowatthour of these units.

The company will be producing up to 500,000 a year of their revolving wind turbines in four factories in California, Minnesota, Ohio and Virginia.

But if you do contact them and get the price of one of these, here is how you would figure its cost-effectiveness. (Or the price per kilowatt-hour of any small wind turbine installation)

Once you know that, you might even want to become an Authorized Dealer yourself and go to WePower’s next Training Program which will be held next March, in Palm Desert, California by contacting sales@wepower.us.

Whatever the unit cost, though, these turbines can be used as advertising lantern-billboards on an industrial park site, in which case you can amortize the cost by also including them in the business advertising  budget, since they can display  ads on the blades. The WePower vertical axis turbines can range in size from two and a half feet tall (as for Jay Leno’s garage) to  four stories tall (as for Times Square in New York City).

Times Square is not the ideal site for wind power, of course, but you get the idea. It is the ideal site for advertising. Advertising on the blades would enable you to amortize  the costs of getting clean renewable energy to supply your site.

Source: Richear Walthers

Image: WePOWER

 
 
 
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