Siemens Industry Inc.’s Drive Technologies Division has launched a pilot program partnership with Boston-based Eastern Wind Power to test several new solutions for decentralized power generation in the small-mid range.

Siemens will provide drive train solutions for small-scale or micro power generation projects between 30kW-900kW. “This is an extremely fast moving business segment, and our Drive Technologies Division is well-positioned to provide complete drive train solutions for OEMs targeting decentralized power generation,” says Razvan Panaitescu, business development manager of the distributed power generation and microgrids sector for Siemens Drive Technologies Division.

According to Haar, the company’s 50kW VAWT on a high-rise can generate approximately 45,000 kWh of electricity annually — equal to the electricity needed to power about seven residences for 12 months.

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