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Vertical Axis Wind Turbine on Display as ‘Green’ Technology on Emmy Award-Winning Reality Show
In its network television debut, the Windspire(R) wind turbine, (www.mariahpower.com), a residential and commercial wind power appliance, was installed at the latest ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ project in Indianapolis, on the show’s season finale episode that will air on ABC Sunday, May 17. ABC’s award-winning show selected the Windspire wind turbine as the green technology for the two-hour season finale because of its unique technology and consumer appeal.
The Windspire is a 30-foot tall, propeller-free, vertical-axis wind turbine designed for harnessing wind power in urban, suburban and rural locations. It is the most affordable alternative energy appliance in the 1 kilowatt range. The unit’s powerful, trim and sleek design enables it to blend in well with a variety of environments, making it an attractive alternative energy option for home owners.
The ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ show team was initially impressed with the Windspire’s sleek design and quiet operation, but the small wind turbine quickly became the ‘star’ of the job site, garnering much attention from the crew and surrounding community. Windspire’s Plug’n Produce design connects directly to the household power supply, offsetting electricity use and reducing energy costs.
The new home was turned over to the McFarland family with the anticipated ‘move that bus’ cheered on by a large crowd of friends and supporters from the neighborhood. Mariah Power was proud to be a part of the project and to help contribute clean wind energy to an inspiring and deserving family. ‘The McFarland’s will be able to offset their energy costs for many years to come with the Windspire,’ said Mike Hess, CEO of Mariah Power, manufacturer of the Windspire. ‘The Windspire’s
Windspire Installed for ABC’s ‘Extreme Home Makeover Season Finale 2 unique design lends itself easily to residential installations, and makes a silent yet powerful declaration of a family’s commitment to the environment.’
Mariah Power donated the Windspire to the McFarland Family and partnered with Windspire dealers Blue Sun Renewable Energy (www.bluesunrenew.com) of North Carolina and Northwest Geothermal (www.northwestgeothermal.com/) to install the Windspire at the new home.
The Emmy award-winning reality program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in its 6th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Executive Producer is Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.
Windspire is a low-cost, low-noise, attractive wind power appliance for use with residential, business, and commercial buildings. Manufactured entirely in the U.S. by Mariah Power, Windspire is a 30-foot tall, propeller- free, vertical-axis wind turbine designed for harnessing wind power in urban, suburban and rural locations. Windspire’s patented technology maximizes energy conversion from wind into electric power, regardless of changing wind speed and direction. For more information, visit www.mariahpower.com.
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