Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc.

Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc.

January 17, 2008 11:06 ET

Cleanfield Announces Successful Response to RFP for Turbine Testing Leading to Certification

ANCASTER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc. (Cleanfield) (TSX VENTURE:AIR) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cleanfield Energy Corp, has been chosen as one of five companies to have their wind turbine tested by the Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) at the WEICan site at North Cape, Prince Edward Island. This award has been made by WEICan in response to Cleanfield's proposal submitted in response to WEICan's September 2007 'Testing Leading to Certification' RFP. The RFP was offered by WEICan to identify and conduct independent testing on commercially available small wind turbines (SWTs). These tests are defined in detail by IEC Standards and, where applicable, by the draft American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) standard for SWTs. Testing will be compliant with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. Type Tests will be conducted in accordance with the (yet to be finalized) North American small wind standard. It is intended that turbine manufacturers will then have those test results certified by the newly-established North American Small Wind Certification Corporation (SWCC).

"Cleanfield is very excited for the opportunity to have the Cleanfield V3.5 tested for performance and reliability with WEICan's Type Tests. To date, this sort of information is difficult to acquire for small wind turbines. We are proud to be chosen as one of the first small wind turbine companies to be tested to the SWCC's standards and look forward to the results, and further, to this inaugural certification," said Cleanfield Energy President/CEO Tony Verrelli.

WEICan's Director of Business Development, James Glennie, commented "We are very pleased to have successfully concluded this RFP with such a fine collection of companies. Working with organizations such as Cleanfield is exactly what WEICan is all about: advancing the integration of wind energy across Canada through industry collaboration on research, development, testing and certification of novel wind energy systems".

About Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc.

Cleanfield Alternative Energy is the parent company of Cleanfield Energy Corp and is committed to the development of renewable energy products for both consumer and commercial applications. Cleanfield's tailor-made VAWT can be mounted on a tower or suitable rooftop, offering electricity independence and security.

About WEICan

WEICan is a government funded non-profit RD&D institution with a nationwide remit. It is a leader in wind energy research and development in Canada and has enjoyed this role for more than 25 years since it began operations in the early 1980s.

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