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Richmond County, Nova Scotia's 1st Skystream 3.7 Windmill


Ross and Gail MacDonald, of Janvrin’s Island, just completed the installation of a Skystream 3.7 marine grade 2.4 kilowatt wind turbine. Appleseed Energy (www.appleseedenergy.com) installed the windmill on a 45' galvanized tilting monopole tower.

Nova Scotia, Canada, August 19, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Ross and Gail MacDonald, of Janvrin’s Island, just completed the installation of a Skystream 3.7 marine grade 2.4 kilowatt wind turbine. Appleseed Energy (www.appleseedenergy.com) installed the windmill on a 45' galvanized tilting monopole tower. This unit is capable of providing 50%-100% of an average household's electricity needs. It produces 400 kilowatt hours of electricity in an average 12mph wind speed, and can produce up to 900 kilowatt hours in a month. The base of the Skystream 3.7 is approximately 10 cubic yards of formed reinforced concrete. The turbine has wireless communication software that lets the user see in "real-time" what the turbine is producing, it lets the user log data for specified timeframes, and troubleshoot the turbine. Scheduled maintenance consists of a yearly visual and audio inspection, (look and listen to the turbine to make sure there are no problems), and nothing else.

Ross and Gail have their Skystream 3.7 windmill hooked into the Nova Scotia power grid through Nova Scotia Power Corp’s net-metering program. Under net-metering, a system owner receives retail credit for at least a portion of the electricity they generate. Most electricity meters accurately record in both directions, allowing a no-cost method of effectively banking excess electricity production for future credit. “It is satisfying to know that we are doing our part to combat global warming. Also, our investment improves each time there is an energy increase,” Ross MacDonald.

Appleseed Energy services Cape Breton Island, Antigonish County, and Guysborough County. They are a full service green energy installer, consultant, and maintenance provider. Appleseed Energy provides green energy off-grid and net-metering solutions for cabins, residences, marine, businesses, farms and municipal units. Please go to their website (www.appleseedenergy.com) to learn about the Farm rebate program available to farmers located in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia Wind Atlas (www.nswindatlas.ca) shows that Appleseed Energy’s target audience has excellent wind potential which offers customers a greater return on investment than most locations around the world.

Contact Information for Appleseed Energy:

Brian Rose
902-227-8220
brian@appleseedenergy.com

Skystream 3.7 at Ross and Gail MacDonald’s house located in Janvrin’s Island, Isle Madame, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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