Off-Grid Eco-Friendly Outdoor Lighting Solution, The Boardwalk, Debuts at Windpower 2011

Urban Green Energy to showcase its Boardwalk street light, a sustainable solution that operates entirely on wind and solar, in booth 2511 at Anaheim Convention Center

NEW YORK, NY, May 19, 2010 - Urban Green Energy (UGE), the leading manufacturer of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) and hybrid renewable energy solutions, announced today its newest product, The Boardwalk, a hybrid wind and solar streetlamp. The Boardwalk is the second addition to UGE's line of hybrid wind and solar outdoor lighting, after the successful launch of its Sanya hybrid solar streetlamp in December. The Boardwalk gives customers an elegant and completely off-grid lighting solution that is perfect for parks, pathways, and quaint passageways. The public can view The Boardwalk in booth 2511 at American Wind Energy Association's WINDPOWER 2011 exhibition.

As Urban Green Energy's sustainable solution to elegant outdoor lighting, the newly introduced Boardwalk operates completely on wind and solar energy, just like its predecessor Sanya. Equipped with a 60 watt LED light that is powered by a 600 watt eddy VAWT and a 150 watt solar panel, The Boardwalk's distinguishing feature is its old-fashioned and traditional design, reminiscent of the gas streetlights prevalent at the last turn of the century.

Characteristic of the entire Urban Green Energy line, The Boardwalk maintains the same key features that define the UGE brand. The original eddy, includes a low start-up speed, whisper-quiet operation, and a vertical axis orientation that is able to generate power using winds coming from any direction, a key element in harnessing energy from winds close to the ground. The system has a safe wind speed of more than 120mph (55 m/s) and an engineered lifetime of 20 years. Furthermore, customers benefit by saving money on electric bills and installation costs. The Boardwalk operates entirely off grid with a battery backup system that stores excess energy for future use, while considerable costs are saved during installation because no wires need to be buried to connect the lamp to the grid.

"With our Sanya and Boardwalk, customers are rapidly discovering that off-grid lighting is the most economical way to light roads, parking lots and parks," Urban Green Energy CEO Nick Blitterswyk comments. "Once again we have been able to deliver an attractive and completely sustainable option that is both green and more affordable than the status quo."

Urban Green Energy recently reached sales in 50 countries. Of significance, this accomplishment was achieved just one year after UGE launched its best selling wind turbine, eddy, a 600 watt vertical axis wind turbine, at the WINDPOWER 2010 exhibition in Dallas, Texas. UGE hopes to remain an influential manufacturer of hybrid renewable solutions with the release of The Boardwalk. To learn more about the Boardwalk, visit

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About Urban Green Energy
Urban Green Energy (UGE) is a global leader in small wind energy and renewable energy systems. With over 100 quality distributors and installations in 50 countries, UGE designs, manufactures, and markets cutting-edge vertical axis wind turbines and hybrid renewable solutions with a track record of high performance, safety, and reliability. UGE-trained representatives can answer questions, supply our products, and provide post-sales support locally, no matter where our customers are located. Distributors interested in joining UGE's global network, should visit to inquire.

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