Urban Green Energy's vertical axis wind turbine is now certified to the UL 1004 standard.
NEW YORK, New York, June 15, 2012 – Urban Green Energy announced today that its eddyGT vertical axis wind turbine is now certified with the UL 1004 standard for the safety of its electric generator. Intertek, the world's leading testing laboratory, issued the certification, which covers the 1 kilowatt generator - the key component of the eddyGT wind turbine. The certification is an important milestone for UGE as the company asserts itself as a world leader in distributed renewable energy.
"Becoming one of the first small wind manufacturers to successfully pass all of the certification requirements of the UL generators standard is yet another milestone in UGE's effort to show its customers, and the entire renewable energy marketplace, that the quality and safety of our turbines is second to none," remarked Scott Van Pelt, Vice President of Engineering at UGE.
The UL 1004 standard for electric generators, governed by Underwriters Laboratories, ensures operational safety in even the harshest of conditions. It is widely considered as the most stringent standard for ensuring the electrical integrity of energy generating systems. UGE is one of the first distributed ("small") wind turbine manufacturers to achieve the UL 1004 certification, confirming the company's leadership position in the industry.
In addition, Intertek is currently testing UGE's entire line of wind turbines for compliance with AWEA 9.1 and SWCC. Further major milestones regarding certifications are anticipated throughout the remainder of the year.
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With installations in approximately 65 countries, including with several government agencies and Fortune 100 companies, UGE is changing the face of distributed renewable energy generation. UGE puts users in control of their energy source by designing and manufacturing more versatile wind turbines and hybrid wind/solar systems for use in applications ranging from residential to commercial, from suburban homeowners to off-grid telecoms towers in developing countries. Visit www.urbangreenenergy.com today to learn how together we can create a greener tomorrow.