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Enertech fills wind niche

Dec. 29, 2008 at 10:11 AM

NEWTON, Kan., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A new U.S. wind turbine company fills a niche by specializing in mid-size wind turbines.

Many existing companies specialize in manufacturing large or small turbines, but Newton, Kan.-based EnerTech is building mid-sized turbines, The Wichita Eagle reported.

EnerTech's turbines generate between 10 kilowatts and 1 megawatt of electricity. Large-scale projects require much larger turbines, and home and rooftop turbines are usually much smaller, but for schools and businesses, EnerTech's turbines are a perfect fit.

"It's a very good market because there's not a lot of players in it," EnerTech founder Dale Jones said.

EnerTech was founded in 2001 and employs between four and 10 people at a time who manufacture and refurbish middle-sized wind turbines.

Jones said he has witnessed an increase in demand for mid-size turbines. EnerTech is currently working on five projects at a time and is planning to introduce two new turbine models in 2009.

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