A Canadian company leads the way in Vertical Axis Wind Turbines - UrWind is
the First Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) Manufacturer to Start Small Wind
Certification to the American Wind Energy Association Standards

MONTREAL, June 28 /CNW Telbec/ - In a recent press release (http://www.smallwindcertification.org/releases/061610_SWCC_release.pdf), the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) announced the first 13 wind turbine models having begun their certification. Of these, the UrWind O2 stands out as the first VAWT. This certification process is expected to give greater credibility to the small wind industry and to be a driver of its growth. Local governments and utilities plan to use the SWCC certification to simplify the qualification process for permitting and incentives.

The SWCC is a third-party organization that certifies turbine models which meet the durability and safety requirements of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) standards (http://www.awea.org/smallwind/documents/AWEA_Small_Turbine_Standard_Adopted_Dec09.pdf). At the end of the process, the certification body will issue a report stating the model's rated annual energy production, rated power, rated sound level, and other pertinent technical information.

"We're excited to be the first VAWT manufacturing company with an application pending. Since we have been getting great results from the UrWind O2, we are looking forward to gaining consumers trust with this industry recognized certification. The certification will standardize small wind testing, enabling consumers to compare a wide variety of small wind turbines on the market," says Jean-Christophe Mortreux, CEO of UrWind.

Jean-Christophe affirms that "The oil spill is a terrible catastrophe that reveals our obvious need to use available renewable energy. And thanks to the SWCC certification, the industry will gain mainstream acceptance. This will pave the way to making wind energy, your clean alternative for your own backyard." As Jean-Christophe Mortreux points out, SWCC certified turbines will be eligible for incentives in several states including Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Wisconsin.

About UrWind Inc.

UrWind (http://www.urwind.com/) is a Montreal based manufacturing company whose mission is to empower homeowners, businesses, and institutions to generate on-site clean wind energy at an affordable price. Using a patent pending technology, the UrWind O2 can be easily installed on rooftops or stand alone towers. Its design reduces noise and vibrations and harnesses the wind from changing directions. These features and its slick aesthetic integrate seamlessly in the urban or suburban environment.

SOURCE URWIND INC.

For further information: For further information: and pictures contact Vanessa Hirschl, 514-316-1731, vhirschl@urwind.com

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