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Military Branches ‘Armed’ With Wind Power

If you needed any more proof that wind turbines are here for the long haul, look no further than some of its newest users: the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States military.

That’s right … the FBI’s Audio Technology Deployment Unit Power Sources program placed a large order with Arista Power, Inc.(ASPW:OTCBB) not only for turbines, but also for solar cells, fuel cells and energy storage and power distribution system.

The new systems are set to replace the FBI’s current diesel fuel generators. FBI officials are excited about Arista’s technological advancements (it can run constantly unlike its diesel counterpart); plus, it is also portable and therefore can be used even in the remotest locations.

Meanwhile, Xzeres Corp. is reading their efforts to aggressively go after the Federal Market in FY 2012. It is their belief that the Federal Market is the largest, mostly untapped segment of potential clients in existence. Xzeres Corp(XPWR:OTCBB) said this in a recent press release,

“During FY 2012, in addition to these markets, we will begin to actively pursue the Federal market, including civil and military opportunities. While contracts for sales to these markets possess long lead times, sales are often for multiple unit quantities and therefore relatively large as compared to non-project based sales. The Federal market consists of what is potentially the largest segment of purchasers of renewable and clean energy in the world. We expect to see this business begin to be realized during our fiscal fourth quarter ending February 28, 2012 with full year impact during FY 2013.

Last year, a wind-powered British military base (Mount Pleasant) in the Falkland Islands was set up; this on the heels of a highly successful experiment a year prior in the capital of Stanley.

Additionally, the increased availability of clean, renewable energy has become a high priority for the United States Department of Defense – and the military as a whole. As a result, the military’s investment in wind power could very well be the springboard needed to move wind power to the mainstream.

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