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Distributed Energy Systems' Wind Turbines to Help Power Canadian Research Effort.

ENERGY RESOURCE-25 March 2008-Distributed Energy Systems' Wind Turbines to Help Power Canadian Research Effort(C)2008 JeraOne -

Distributed Energy Systems Corp., a wind power technology company, announced today that it received an order for its advanced Northwind 100 gearless wind turbines from Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), the fourth largest utility company in Canada.

Three Northwind 100 turbines will be installed in Ramea, a small remote island on the south coast of Newfoundland and one of 22 isolated communities served by Hydro.

Ramea is the site of a five-year research and development project for a wind-hydrogen-diesel generation system, one of the first of its kind in the world. The project is focused on developing an environmentally friendly energy solution to be used in small, isolated electrical distribution systems. The project builds on the existing, successful wind-diesel system that has been operating in Ramea since 2004.

"We are very pleased to provide our experience and leading-edge, state of the art wind turbine to this innovative project in Ramea," said Bud Cherry, chief executive officer at Distributed Energy Systems. "The Northwind 100's track record for reliability and the technology and know-how of the DESC team will serve Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro extremely well."

With 100kW of rated power, the Northwind 100 was originally designed for use in remote wind diesel applications, and more recently has been released as an alternative power generator for grid-connected customers such as small businesses, commercial farms, small communities, schools and universities, and small corporate and industrial sites. The permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) turbine delivers best-in-class reliability and high energy capture to the mainstream wind energy marketplace.

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