First WindTamer Turbine Installed in Europe

Joanna Schroeder

The first WindTamer wind turbine has been installed in Europe by UAB WindTamer Europe which has the exclusive rights to sell the wind turbine in Lithuania, Latvia, Denmark, Sweden and The Netherlands. The new age turbine is manufactured by Artista Power. The 8GT WindTamer was installed in Kunkiai, Lithuania, a community located about 25 km north of Klaipeda. The town, situated on the edge of the Baltic Sea, is UAB WindTamer’s headquarters.

“The turbine is located about 1 mile from the Baltic Sea so the wind resources are quite good,” said Glenn Steed, installation coordinator for Arista Power. Our shrouded WindTamer turbine has received a great deal of attention from the local residents, as it looks so different from any other turbine they have seen. Additionally, a neighbor had recently taken down an open blade turbine because it was making too much noise, so the fact that WindTamer operates virtually silently is a major attribute to this community. We’ve had a number of other residents asking about purchasing turbines and we’ve also had a number of interested parties from other European countries asking about distribution opportunities.”

Mindaugas Mazonas, director of sales of UAB WindTamer Europe, added, “WindTamer Europe is very excited to have this first installation completed. We look forward to using this as a great example of the Arista Power sustainable energy solutions we plan to bring to the rest of our territory. One of our first priorities will be to utilize Arista Power energy generation and storage products and technologies to implement an off-grid, battery-tied package to suit our customers who are challenged with grid availability and reliability.”

Electricity, Energy, Wind