EVANCE TARGETS GROWING US SMALL WIND MARKET WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW DISTRIBUTOR

New Danish Distributor Strengthens European Reach of New Turbine

New Danish Distributor Strengthens European Reach of New Turbine


Loughborough, 7th July 2009 - Evance is targeting a slice of the rapidly growing US small wind market with the appointment of full service wholesale distributor of renewable energy products, DC Power Systems for its Iskra R9000 5kw turbine.

The Evance turbine will be sold through the company's network of 250 active dealers. DC Power Systems expects home owners, light commercial sites, and agricultural sites to be the first to buy the Iskra R9000.

Evance has also appointed CIRKEL ENERGI as its distributor in Denmark, strengthening its European reach following May's announcement of new distributors in Germany and Poland.

The American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) Small Wind Turbine Global Study (Year Ending 2008) projects a 30-fold growth in installed small wind capacity in the US within five years. Much of this estimated growth will be spurred by the new eight-year 30% federal Investment Tax Credit augmented in February 2009.

Michael Miller, Wind Power Sales Manager, DC Power Systems, said of Evance's Iskra R9000: "We chose the turbine because of its elegant variable pitching mechanism, overall engineering and construction quality and suitability for the US market."

Evance's new Iskra R9000 turbine heralds a significant advance in efficiency, reliability, durability, corrosion resistance, and reduced installation time and cost. The turbine is an evolution of the popular and reliable Iskra AT5-1 and has been developed over two years, including continuous monitoring and evaluation on Evance's test sites, instrumented and measured according to IEC standards.

Full details of Evance and its products can be found at www.evancewind.com.
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Notes to editors:
Evance is a supplier of renewable energy systems. It makes an advanced wind turbine (ISKRA R9000) for the 'small wind' market - for example, for homes, schools, and farms (as opposed to the 'big wind' market of commercial wind farms or roof mounted turbines - micro wind).

For more information please contact:
Richard Houghton/Kate Hartley
Carrot Communications
Tel: 020 7903 5103 or 07803 178 037
Email: richard.houghton@carrotcomms.co.uk

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