Helix Wind to power cell towers in Southern California

San Diego, November 10, 2009 — Renewable firm Helix Wind Corp. will begin a technology demonstration and test of two small wind turbines to power cell phone towers in Southern California. The turbines will be installed by early 2010 and the test will run for one to three months.

In addition to powering the towers, the test will explore the feasibility of selling power back to the electrical grid under a power purchase agreement.

In association with Core Communications Group on behalf of its tower company client, Vertical Green, the test will represent one of the first grid-connected cell sites powered by renewable energy in Southern California.

This market segment is of great interest to Helix. There are about 3,500 cell phone towers in Southern California, and due to the continued expansion of broadband wireless, the data volume of which has doubled in the past three years, an additional 1,000 to 1,200 towers should be brought on line over the next five years.

Helix Wind Corp. is engaged in the design, manufacturing and sale of small wind vertical axis turbine designed to generate 300 W, 1 kW, 2 kW, 4 kW, and 50 kW of renewable electricity.

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