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Founded in 2007, Optiwind is pioneering a new market in wind energy, placing medium sized wind turbines right where they’re needed most – on site at schools, businesses and government locations. By allowing customers to capture their own clean, renewable power right at their own locations, Optiwind frees customers from the risk of continuously rising grid rates and allows them to refocus all of their resources on what they do best.
In the past, the market for mid-sized, distributed wind turbines was hampered by the fact that existing turbine technologies were better suited to utility grade power output and higher wind conditions. Because people tend to live and work in less windy areas, and have power needs that are less than those of utilities, new technologies needed to be developed to unlock this market potential. That is the role Optiwind has played. By developing an innovative suite of technologies that accelerate existing wind speeds, reduce installation and maintenance costs, and bring turbine sizes in line with what suburban and urban communities will accept, Optiwind has brought wind energy to a whole new world of customers.
With employees from the energy, manufacturing and fan industries, Optiwind has a unique set of talents at its disposal to tackle these problems. Headquartered in a building that was previously home to a century old industrial company, Optiwind is helping to revitalize downtown Torrington Connecticut. Founded in 1740, the town of Torrington has a long and distinguished history as a leader in industrial and manufacturing technologies. Optiwind hopes to help lead Torrington into the next chapter of its proud history.
|Every year, an average Optiwind 300 turbine will save over 450 tons of CO2 emissions. Over its life, that’s the equivalent of planting over 1.25 million new trees (enough to cover 80 square miles).|
"Our town has a water treatment plant that has electricity bills of around $150k a year. The guys are always talking about how windy it is out there and I know we have a bunch of land there. Can we have wind energy?"