MendoCoastCurrent, December 8, 2008
In late October 2008 Michigan-based Cascade Engineering launched the Swift Wind Turbine in North America.
“With rising energy costs and increased environmental consciousness, we’ve seen more people turning to small wind. For the past several months, we’ve been inundated with requests for the Swift before we’ve even launched the product” said Michael Ford, head of the renewable energy at Cascade Engineering. “The Swift wind turbine design solves many of the challenges of previous residential and commercial scale wind turbines: it registers as a whisper on decibel charts, it’s efficient, it’s safe and it’s clean.”
“We were eager to install one of the first Swift turbines on the roof of the Frauenthal as a demonstration project” said Arn Boesaart, Vice President fo Grant Programs for the Community Foundation of Muskegon County. “It’s not only a clean and cost-effective energy supplement for us long term, but a “best-practice” example that will educate the community about sustainability principles and renewable energy technology that positively impacts on our environment.