Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc.

Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc.

July 17, 2009 09:07 ET

Cleanfield Energy to Install Ten VAWT Urban Wind Turbines in Houston, Texas

Certifications Open Way Into US Wind Energy Market

ANCASTER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2009) - Cleanfield Energy® ("Cleanfield") (TSX VENTURE:AIR), an international leader in Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) technology and solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement to supply ten customized 3.5kW VAWTs.

The turbines will be installed on the top of a new office building located in Houston, Texas. Gensler, a leading global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, is the building's architect and has aesthetically integrated Cleanfield's leading wind energy collection solution to create a functioning architectural showpiece that is expected to be one of the most recognized buildings in Houston.

"This agreement is significant because it reaffirms Cleanfield's leadership position in the small wind industry and the fast emergence of VAWTs as a versatile distributed energy resource. This installation also further highlights Cleanfield's ability to customize and integrate its technology into buildings such as those seeking LEED® certification," said Tony Verrelli, CEO of Cleanfield Energy. The ten 3.5kW turbines are scheduled to be installed in the beginning of 2010.

As part of U.S. President Obama's renewable energy initiatives in the recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, small wind turbines are now eligible for a 30% uncapped investment tax credit (ITC) or grant on the total installed cost of wind turbine systems. In addition, many states offer additional local incentives for installation of small wind systems and/or incentives for the energy generated by wind systems. With UL certifications now in place, Cleanfield will pursue grid-tied wind turbine systems in the quickly emerging urban and industrial markets in the United States.

"With UL certification for both our proprietary inverter technology and custom permanent magnet generator, and US Federal government incentives now in place, Cleanfield Energy's field proven V3.5 VAWT system is now well positioned to be the leading choice for small wind technology in the United States" said Tony Verrelli, CEO of Cleanfield Energy. Mr. Verrelli continued, "Given their virtual silent operation along with their versatility of being rooftop or monopole mountable, we expect to see many applications for our VAWT in the quickly growing American market."


Cleanfield Energy Corp. (Cleanfield) is a subsidiary of Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc. and is committed to the development of renewable energy products primarily for the urban environment. Cleanfield's industry leading VAWT, which can be mounted on a tower, on building rooftops or integrated into building designs, offers elegant and quiet point of use renewable green energy generation.


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