SOURCE: WindTamer Corporation

WindTamer Corporation

January 19, 2010 08:30 ET

WindTamer Corporation Announces Installation of Wind Turbine at Perry-Warsaw, NY Airport

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - WindTamer Corporation ("WindTamer" or the "Company"), (OTCBB: WNDT) a developer and manufacturer of a patented new wind turbine technology, announced today that it has completed the installation of one of its wind turbines at the Perry-Warsaw Airport, a public general aviation airport located 3 miles northwest of the village of Perry in Wyoming County, New York. The Airport, which covers 158 acres and has two runways, is operated by the towns of Perry and Warsaw.

The installation of the WindTamer turbine required approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, which was received in 2009.

Gerald E. Brock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WindTamer, said that FAA approval was received after WindTamer and the Airport demonstrated to the FAA's satisfaction that the turbine would not interfere with radar and radio signals, affect wildlife or otherwise impact the operation of the airport or the surrounding community, among other things. He added that because the WindTamer turbine is less than 40 feet high it will not create any aviation problems.

"Receiving FAA approval to install our turbine at a general aviation airport is a significant event for WindTamer," said Mr. Brock. "The FAA is actively encouraging airports to look at 'green' alternatives as a means of reducing carbon emissions and reducing energy costs. Large airports with thousands of people passing through them every day are like mini-cities, with their own costs and environmental concerns. We think airports will be a significant market for WindTamer going forward."

According to Ralph Thompson, Manager of the Airport Planning & Environmental Division of the Federal Aviation Administration, the FAA has embarked on a pilot program with some airports designed to develop ways to reduce energy consumption and encourage reduction of greenhouse gasses. Mr. Thompson said that the FAA may step up such programs in the future, and may eventually assist airports in funding greener initiatives. "The FAA is definitely looking for ways to make airports more environmentally-friendly," he said.

Charles Bell, Manager of the Perry-Warsaw Airport, said that, "We view the installation of the WindTamer turbine as a very positive thing in several respects. Our airport is located at one of the windiest points in our area, so we expect a dramatic reduction in our energy costs. And we like the idea of doing something to be more environmentally friendly. We also think that this will be a nice showcase for WindTamer, because as people pass through our airport they will see an exciting new technology in operation firsthand."

About WindTamer Corporation

WindTamer Corporation (http://www.windtamerturbines.com) is a developer and manufacturer of highly efficient wind power generators that utilize our Patented technology for the production of electrical power. Applications of WindTamer turbines include stand-alone and roof-mounted residential; stand-alone and roof-mounted commercial and industrial; wind farms; boat-dock, RV and other recreational applications; portable and transportation; and back-up power sourcing.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. WindTamer Corporation cautions investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect WindTamer's analysis only as of today's date. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be correct, and actual results could differ materially. WindTamer undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements. Further information on these factors, and other factors that could affect WindTamer's financial results, is included in WindTamer's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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