SOURCE: Xzeres Wind Corp.

January 31, 2011 08:57 ET

XZERES Next-Generation 10 Kilowatt Wind Power System -- XZERES 442SR -- to Provide Enhanced Efficiency for Residential and Commercial Consumers

WILSONVILLE, OR--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - XZERES Wind Corporation (OTCBB: XWND), designer, developer and producer of distributed generation, wind power systems for the small wind market (2.5kW-100kW), today announced the release of the company's next generation 10-kilowatt system, the XZERES 442SR, enhancing its product portfolio. The new 442SR model builds on the performance attributes of its predecessor, the XZERES 442HV, integrating new design elements and a dynamic, intelligent controller to boost annual energy output by up to 20 percent and improve overall system reliability. XZERES is actively taking orders for the XZERES 442SR with shipments scheduled for March 2011.

"We engineered this next generation model to ensure long-term durability and ease of operations while enhancing turbine efficiency," said XZERES CEO Frank Greco. "The advanced design underscores our company's commitment to safe, performance-driven technology that provides a compelling economic value proposition to our customers."

The XZERES 442SR offers residential consumers and small businesses a robust turnkey wind power solution to take advantage of local wind resources and save on energy costs. Standard product features include a standalone indoor/outdoor rated electronics enclosure and lightning protection system to withstand rugged environments and extreme weather conditions. The turbine has minimal moving parts and incorporates a new tail design and aerodynamic cowling for reduced maintenance and extended operational life.

The stall-regulating 442SR controller is web enabled and Wi-Fi accessible, delivering wind system performance and diagnostic information in real-time to a home computer or handheld device. In addition to reporting wind speed and energy production, the plug-n-play wellness monitoring system will immediately notify owners when maintenance is required.

"The state-of-the-art controller provides a graphic user interface with "at a glance" features providing information on system performance and service recommendations. The wireless diagnostics and real-time monitoring capabilities will allow for unmatched transparency of system performance and maximizes uptime for decades of reliable service," added Greco.

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About XZERES Wind Corp.:
XZERES Wind Corp designs, develops, manufactures and markets distributed generation, wind power systems for the small wind (2.5kW-100kW) market. Our grid connected and off grid wind turbine systems, which consist of our 2.5kW and 10kW devices and related equipment, are utilized for electrical power generation for applications and markets such as residential, micro-grid based rural electrification, agricultural, small business, rural electric utility systems, as well as other private, corporate infrastructure and government applications. Our wind power systems are focused on distributed energy, where a specific machine's energy output is largely or entirely used on-site where the equipment is installed, as well as grid connected applications. While many of our customers take advantage of their local net-metering rules within the United States and Feed In Tariffs that are often available in Europe and Internationally (to sell power back to the grid), our wind power systems are not dependent on transmission needs to carry the energy produced to another location. For more information please see the Company's web site at www.xzeres.com

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