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What created our passion For clean energy?

The journey of American Wind grew out of a relationship with the inventor of MicroCube, Mr. Robert Yost. The primary reason for the invention was an idea generated by his wife, Shirley Yost, during the aftermath from the Alabama tornadoes of April 27, 2011. For over a week, power was lost to many individuals across North Alabama. Fortunate for the few who had alternative power generators and fuel for those generators, some people survived without too many difficulties. Outside the home of Robert and Shirley, sat a large pedestal fan that was used on hot summer days. The pedestal fan was not connected to any electrical power source, but the fan was spinning rapidly due to the wind created after the storms. Shirley asked Robert why a device as small as a pedestal fan could not be used to generate alternative electrical power without requiring a large investment of massive wind turbines. Shirley’s question prompted the idea for the creation of the MicroCube, which is essentially a micro wind turbine. The inventor, Robert, used his knowledge and experience in aircraft technologies and building turbine engines from previous projects 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 : 256-319-1066

Address: 4900 University Square Suite 1, Huntsville, AL 35816

Email: dan.yost@americanwindinc.com

Whats Our Mission?

American Wind challenges the traditional wind turbine market and traditional power generation technologies with the development of the MicroCube. We are challenging the way new technology can be used and enhancing old technologies with greater efficiencies. The MicroCube is nearly vibrationless, quiet, and small, but it is still exceptionally powerful. Our design has resulted modular units with a variety of uses, unlike traditional wind turbines. The units can be placed on high-rise buildings without being an eyesore. They can also be placed on air ducting from AC units to recapture energy waste from cooling fans. The possibilities are limitless.

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