September 16th, 2011

The Big Wind is happy to announce we have partnered with Angel Group Ireland to distribute Urban Green Energy’s line of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine!!! and to start off the partnership Angle Group and The Big Wind are sponcering the SB3-Ireland National Championship Reggatta at The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dublin Sept-16th-18th 2011

UGE-4k’s help ship’s reduce oil usage!!

September 12th, 2011

wind turbines and ship\'s-a perfect union!!

UGE Wind Turbines can go anywhere!!

August 3rd, 2011

Distributor Insider: Happy Summer!

UGE-THe Big Wind Sanya Sky Pump

July 22nd, 2011


UGE and The Big Wind happy to go to sea on cruise ships!

July 5th, 2011

UGE in Spain

June 9th, 2011

Distributor Insider June 2011 - A Focus on Spain
Zaragoza -

UGE Luanches “Boardwalk” Solar-Wind Hybred!!

May 25th, 2011

Completely Off-Grid Eco-Friendly Outdoor Lighting Solution Launched Today
Urban Green Energy, unveils its Boardwalk street light, a sustainable outdoor lighting solution that operates entirely on wind and solar
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New York, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2011

Urban Green Energy (UGE), the leading manufacturer of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) and hybrid renewable energy solutions, announced today its newest product, The Boardwalk, a hybrid wind and solar streetlamp. The Boardwalk is the second addition to UGE’s line of hybrid wind and solar outdoor lighting, after the successful launch of its Sanya hybrid solar streetlamp in December. The Boardwalk gives customers an elegant and completely off-grid lighting solution that is perfect for parks, pathways, and quaint passageways.
As Urban Green Energy’s sustainable solution to elegant outdoor lighting, the newly introduced Boardwalk operates completely on wind and solar energy, just like its predecessor Sanya. Equipped with a 60 watt LED light that is powered by a 600 watt eddy VAWT and a 150 watt solar panel, The Boardwalk’s distinguishing feature is its old-fashioned and traditional design, reminiscent of the gas streetlights prevalent at the turn of the last century.
Characteristic of the entire Urban Green Energy line, The Boardwalk maintains the same key features that define the UGE brand. The original eddy, includes a low start-up speed, whisper-quiet operation, and a vertical axis orientation that is able to generate power using winds coming from any direction, a key element in harnessing energy from winds close to the ground. The system has a safe wind speed of more than 120mph (55 m/s) and an engineered lifetime of 20 years. Furthermore, customers benefit by saving money on electric bills and installation costs. The Boardwalk operates entirely off grid with a battery backup system that stores excess energy for future use, while considerable costs are saved during installation because no wires need to be buried to connect the lamp to the grid.
“With our Sanya and Boardwalk, customers are rapidly discovering that off-grid lighting is the most economical way to light roads, parking lots and parks,” Urban Green Energy CEO Nick Blitterswyk comments. “Once again we have been able to deliver an attractive and completely sustainable option that is both green and more affordable than the status quo.”
The Boardwalk is customizable based on customer preference and has an option to include customized advertising banners for owners to earn extra revenue or display an important message. To learn more about the Boardwalk, visit

Urban Green Energy Update

April 19th, 2011

April 18, 2011

Thanks to all of you who attended our NYC Distributor Training Session on Monday, March 28!
Nearly 30 distributors were present, showing continuing fast growth in our distribution network.

We continue to receive really positive feedback on the training sessions and are incorporating your
suggested changes as well. If you haven’t done so already, please send us your feedback by
responding to our survey by clicking here. Or feel free to send an e-mail to our Marketing Manager,
Ann Amarga, at with any comments or suggestions.

Thanks to distributor Byron Loftin of 3eWerks for sharing this great video of a UGE-4K install in
Corpus Christi, Texas! Watch the video and listen to the birds happily chirping away as our turbine
silently spins.

Congratulations to Spanish distributor Green Eolic for a recent installation of nine eddyGTs in
Valladolid, Spain! The eddyGTs, along with photovoltaic panels installed on the city’s river banks,
were installed to provide power to light Valladolid’s Isabel La Católica Bridge and its
Millenium Plaza, the city’s new sustainable development project. Check out the photos here.

Our production capacity has increased almost ten-fold in the last 8 months! We are confident in
saying that we now have the industry’s fastest delivery times. Currently, we have limited stock
available of our best selling products in our LA warehouse and our factory in Asia. As always, we
work hard to deliver your orders as quickly as possible. Stay tuned for an update on quicker
shipping times to Europe as well!

VISIT US AT WINDPOWER 2011, May 22-25!
Will you be in Anaheim for Wind Power 2011? We are in booth 2511, and we hope to see you there!
Nick, Taka, Ryan, Chevaun, Scott, Jeff and Ann will be in attendance and look forward to meeting
you, should you plan to attend.

We plan to host another distributor training session in Anaheim for those of you who have missed
our previous sessions. We need your help selecting the best date! Please give us your input by
responding as soon as possible to our brief survey by clicking here.

If you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to contact us at We’d love to hear from you!

UGE Wind Turbine on ABC TV’s Extreme Make over

February 2nd, 2011

NY State Leading in Wind Power

January 31st, 2011

The Beacon Power facility in Stephentown, NY will have a 20-MW capacity. When complete, the plant will operate continuously, storing and returning energy to the grid to provide about 10% of New York's overall frequency regulation needs.

A provider of fast-response energy storage systems and services says it has made substantial progress toward completing and partial start-up of a 20-MW flywheel frequency-regulation plant the company is building in Stephentown, NY. More than 10 MW of storage capacity (more than 100 flywheels) has been installed and tested by Beacon Power Corp., and is ready for grid connection. Some 40 flywheels (or 4 MW) have been running successfully in a “virtual” mode, connected to a temporary on-site generator that simulates the grid connection. Also in place are control software, power electronics, cooling, and other support systems for the plant’s eventual matrix of 200 flywheels.

The first 4 MW will be connected to the grid when local utility NYSEG completes work on its adjacent electrical substation. The high-voltage wiring to Beacon’s plant is in place and all major substation components are installed. The substation was in system check-out, testing, and commissioning stage as of early 2011.

Once NYSEG completes its substation, the first 4 MW of energy storage capacity will be connected and begin providing revenue-generating regulation service to the New York grid. Additional megawatts will be brought steadily online, increasing the plant’s frequency regulation capacity and revenue.

“Once the substation upgrades are complete, our only pacing item to reach full 20 MW capacity will be building and installing the remaining flywheels in Stephentown. All other associated support systems and infrastructure are already in place,” says Beacon CFO Bill Capp.

Beacon Power Corp.