IceWind, an Iceland-based company, has launched its groundbreaking products in the U.S. The wind-based energy company deals in wind power products that supply sustainable energy to homes and commercial entities. In its launch, IceWind has introduced two products to the U.S. market, including Freya for residential use and the Njord line for light commercial uses, such as powering telecommunication towers or outdoor advertising.
The Freya residential wind turbine will work for homes, home offices, vacation cabins and ADUs. The products are ideal for residential areas, because they are silent and stunning to behold. With a lifespan of up to 25 years, they offer value to both light commercial and residential users.
The U.S. operations will be headed by Daryl Losaw, a modular home builder and investor. The company will start its operations in San Marcos, Texas with the hopes of expanding to other regions. According to Losaw, the turbines provided by IceWind are complementary to the solar power systems used by many Americans.
“When I first saw the IceWind turbines in Iceland, I knew I had to bring them to market in the U.S.” Losaw said. “They are perfectly complementary with solar, a great stand-alone solution for very windy places, and a handy answer for small energy outdoor applications that will cut down on carbon from generators, diesel engines, and maintenance calls.”
The Freya model is particularly useful to individual homeowners as a source of supplementary power. The product is seen as the right step toward green energy, as it can be used by homeowners to lower the cost of power significantly. However, the residential wind turbine alone may not supply sufficient power to meet all the energy needs of an average home. To power a small home, two to three Freya models will do the trick, although they still will not be sufficient to supply power for air conditioning.
Sæþór Ásgeirsson, CEO of IceWind, is optimistic that Americans will embrace the project and that these residential wind turbines will help reduce dependency on non-renewable sources of power.
“We are excited to bring our turbines to America,” Ásgeirsson said. “With a blustery midsection, gusty extremities, and an overall interest in renewable energy, we are looking forward to America embracing our unique wind turbines for both residential and commercial applications.”
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