Aeronautica Windpower plans to offer its 225 kW and 750 kW, American-made wind turbines with a stars-and-stripes design. The first turbines are to be installed at a number of LEED-certified commercial facilities.
‘What we pay in increased labor costs here in the U.S. is easily recovered through savings of not transporting these large blades and towers over the ocean,’ says Tim Stearns, vice president of operations for Aeronautica. Shipping can add over 12% to a turbine's cost. Quality components will always cost more, but in the long run, it's value we are looking for. Quality components last longer, giving our customers a better value for their dollar.’
SOURCE: Aeronautica Windpower