The journey of American Wind began with an idea generated by Shirley Yost, the wife of founder, Robert Yost, during the aftermath of the northern Alabama tornadoes of April 27, 2011. For over a week, aside from the fortunate few, who had generators and fuel to power them, many people across the region had to survive without electricity. After the storms, outside of Shirley and Robert’s home there was a pedestal fan on the porch that was not connected to a power source, but it was spinning rapidly in the wind. As Shirley was watching the blades turn, she asked Robert why a device as small as a pedestal fan could not be used to generate electrical power. Shirley’s question prompted the idea for the creation of the MicroCube, which essentially is a micro wind turbine. The inventor, Robert, used his aerospace knowledge and experience building turbine engines with GE Aircraft Engines, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines, and McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to help him design and build the MicroCube.
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Phone : 256-217-5892
Address: 470 Blake Bottom Rd NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
American Wind challenges the traditional wind turbine market and power generation technologies with the development of the MicroCube. We are pioneering new technologies and enhancing old technologies with greater efficiencies. The MicroCube is nearly vibrationless, quiet, and small, but still exceptionally powerful. Our design has resulted in modular units with a variety of uses, unlike traditional wind turbines. Our units are small enough to be safely placed on high-rise buildings without being an eyesore. They can also be placed inside or just outside the air ducting of HVAC units to recapture energy from the air flow created by the air handlers. The possibilities are limitless.