Shear Wind Inc.
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Shear Wind Inc.

September 22, 2011 09:20 ET

Shear Wind Announces Sale of Willow Ridge Assets and Submission of Response to SaskPower RFP

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2011) - Shear Wind Inc. ("Shear Wind" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SWX) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vindt Resources Inc. ("Vindt") has entered into an asset purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with UEG-Green Energy Solutions/Alberta Inc. ("UEG") to sell the assets associated with the Willow Ridge wind power project in the Fort MacLeod area of Alberta (the "Project").

Subject to satisfaction or waiver of customary conditions precedent for transactions of this nature, UEG will purchase the land rights, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) interconnection rights, Met towers and other related Project assets for US$7 million from Vindt or it assignee at closing which is anticipated to occur not later than October 14, 2011 (the "Closing Date"). It is anticipated that Vindt, an Alberta corporation, will be wound-up into Shear Wind under the provisions of applicable corporate law prior to the Closing Date and that Shear Wind shall then complete the sale under the Agreement. The transaction is an exempt disposition under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Shear Wind also announced today that it is submitting its bid in response to SaskPower's Request for Proposals ("RFP") to have the opportunity to supply up to 175 MW of wind generated power through its Burstall wind project. The successful bidders are expected to be announced in January 2012.

Mike Magnus, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Shear Wind remains committed to developing wind power in Alberta and is confident that it can meet its objectives in that province through its other sites that will leverage the 500 MW pipeline in Alberta. The sale of Willow Ridge affords the Company the opportunity to realize excellent value. It assists in funding the investments made to achieve our position on the short-list under the SaskPower RFP and in developing Phase 2 of Glen Dhu in Nova Scotia and the Canaan Mountain site. The sale also positions the Company to respond to other near-term opportunities and upcoming RFPs in strategic areas. We are very excited about the progress we are making in Atlantic and Western Canada. These two developments certainly advance our strategic plan."

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Shear Wind in any jurisdiction.

About Shear Wind

Founded in 2005, Shear Wind is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is engaged in the exploration and development of renewable wind energy properties in Canada. Shear Wind is focused on building a strong company based on a secure and sustainable supply of clean wind energy. Shear Wind is committed to building shareholder value governed by environmental stewardship. Inveravante Inversiones Universales, S.L., an international corporation based in Spain, indirectly owns 62% of Shear Wind on a fully-diluted basis and 49% of Glen Dhu Wind Energy Limited Partnership through Genera Avante Holdings Canada Inc., following its investment in Shear Wind in November 2009.

Additional information on the various projects may be viewed on Shear Wind's website: www.shearwind.com.

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