Southwest Windpower, maker of the Skystream 3.7, unveiled a new version of the popular turbine at CES 2011 called Skystream 600. The turbine features an improved design with larger blades, enhanced software, and an improved integrated inverter. And, according to a press release, Skystream 600 will be the “first fully smart grid-enabled wind turbine” on the market when available in April 2011.
With the improvements, Skystream 600 is estimated to produce about 74% more energy than Skystream 3.7. The small wind turbine can provide an average of 7,400 kWh of energy per year in 12 mph average annual wind speeds — via Jetson Green