Greenville turbines company launches demonstration project in Kansas.


BarberWind Turbines LLC, a wind technology company based in Greenville, has selected Concordia, Kan., as the demonstration site for their second-generation mid-sized wind turbine. The project will be located about seven miles south of Concordia town center, according to a news release.

BarberWind Turbines selected Concordia Technologies LLC to be the manufacturer and fabricator of their turbine design, which has been certified by DNV GL. Locating the demonstration site close to the factory will expedite the project and allow daily, in-person coordination, between site engineers and factory personnel, the news release said.

A power purchase agreement has been negotiated with Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and the interconnect will be executed with Prairie Land Electric Cooperative.

"We wanted our demonstration turbine to be located within driving distance of the factory to speed up the installation of the turbine," Jerry Barber, inventor and chairman of the board, said in the release. "We are grateful to Prairie Land and Sunflower for working with us to make this possible."

"The demonstration project will showcase the innovative technology...

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