ORCHARD PARK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/03/11 -- The Buffalo Bills today announced an agreement with WindStream Technologies to install their innovative, micro-wind turbines to generate supplemental energy for Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The agreement represents an effort by the Bills to evaluate alternative sources for power, including Western New York's natural abundance of wind. The WindStream TurboMill® units, installed on the west end of the stadium beneath the video scoreboard, are expected to begin producing power in time for the Bills' home game against the Jets on November 6. This represents the first deployment of micro-wind technology in an NFL stadium.
'Our partnership with the Buffalo Bills allows us to demonstrate how a small investment in a clean energy solution like the TurboMill® saves money over time, and demonstrates to fans the team's commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability,' said Dan Bates, CEO of WindStream Technologies. 'As a nation, we need to innovate and lead the world in affordable and abundant clean energy, and with that comes quality American manufacturing jobs to help get our economy growing again.'
WindStream's TurboMill® delivers clean, silent, renewable electric energy alternatives for urban or suburban settings, and for applications not connected to power lines. The TurboMill® device is expected to benefit municipalities, states, businesses, schools and residential customers in the U.S. who are seeking affordable ways to reduce energy costs and lower their consumption of energy generated through fossil fuels.
'The Bills are working with WindStream Technologies to target energy costs and promote the positive environmental impact that wind energy resources can provide,' said Bruce Popko, Bills senior vice president of business development. 'We're excited to implement this clean, silent alternative energy at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
WindStream has invested more than three years in design, engineering, testing, and optimization of its TurboMill® wind energy device, working with a global network of innovation and technology providers. As an Indiana-based company, the product is 'Made in America.' Manufactured in North Vernon, Indiana, the TurboMill® is being sold and distributed to a worldwide marketplace.
WindStream Technologies Inc., designs, manufactures and markets TurboMill® micro-wind turbines, a low-cost, highly efficient solution for urban, suburban and off-grid environments. Founded in July 2008, the company aims to become a leading distributed energy generation solution for the U.S. and developing nations worldwide. Manufactured in North Vernon, Indiana, the TurboMill® is 'Made in America' and is sold and distributed to a worldwide marketplace. For more information please visit http://www.windstream-inc.com.
Founded in 1959, the Buffalo Bills are one of the most storied franchises in the National Football League (NFL). The Bills have won two American Football League (AFL) Championships (1964 - 1965) and won an NFL record four straight AFC Championships (1990 - 1993) that included four trips to the Super Bowl. The Bills are a progressive organization and pride themselves on the regionalization of their team. They hold their training camp in Rochester, NY and were the first NFL team ever to play a home game in Canada with the Bills Toronto Series that began in 2008. As Western New York's top-rated sports and entertainment choice, the Bills annually entertain three quarter of a million fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium, produce the region's number-one rated sports television programming, have one of the NFL's largest fan clubs with the Bills Backers, and host the most visited team website in Western New York. Under the guidance of Hall of Fame member and original team founder, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the Bills will play one regular season game in Toronto in 2011. For more Bills information, visit buffalobills.com, call (716) 648-1800, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/buffalobills, follow the Bills on Twitter at twitter.com/buffalobills or get the Bills mobile app via buffalobills.com/fans/mobile-app.html.
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