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AeroVironment's New AVX Series Wind Turbine - Wins Two Prestigious International Design Awards
August 15 2007
MONROVIA, Calif., August 15, 2007 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems and efficient electric energy systems, announced that its new AVX wind turbine - the heart of the company's Architectural Wind system for generating clean energy - has won two prestigious honors: the Red Dot International Design award and the 2007 Annual Design Review award from I.D., The International Design Magazine.
The Red Dot award - one of the world's largest, most renowned design competitions - attracted nearly 6,000 submissions from 52 countries. The AVX400 won for design concept in the "green" category, recognizing the achievement of DesignworksUSA (DW), the Calif. - based international strategic design consultancy owned by BMW Group. AV had engaged DW to conceive the aesthetic component of the Architectural Wind system. A small, modular wind turbine system, Architectural Wind was designed for quick and easy installation onto the parapet of a new or exisiting tilt-up or pre-cast buildings - with little or no structural impact - and would comprise the new three-bladed, 400-watt AVX400 wind turbines.
The I.D. Annual Design Review, open to designers anywhere in the world, is one of the broadest and oldest design competitons. In the 53rd edition, the AVX400 was judged Design Distinction winner in the equipment category by a jury of leading industry practitioners, one of whom commented, "They can even put it on an ugly building and make it look interesting."
"We are extremely pleased with the sleek, dynamic look of our AVX turbine and that its superb design has earned these two prestigious awards," said Joe Edwards, Vice President & General Manager - AeroVironment's Energy Technology Center. "DesignworksUSA met the creative challenge, and the positive reaction from customers and others who've seen our solutions bears this out. The new wind turbines provide an attractive complement to a building's structural design - an important consideration for property owners who want a system that does more than just generate clean, cost-effective energy."
More information about the AVX400 and the Architectural Wind system is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Web at www.avinc.com/wind.
AeroViroment is a pioneer in advanced energy system technologies. Since 1977, it has maintained a continious presence in wind power technology, conducting more than 250 sponsored projects and investing in, developing, owning and managing wind farms. AV's new building-integrated Architectural Wind is a small, modular wind-turbine system that provides an attractive, clean-energy-generating solution for use in both urban and suburban environments.
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About AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)
AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops, produces and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company?s electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems extensively to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and communication. Multiple government agencies have helped to fund the development and demonstration of Global Observer, a hybrid-electric, stratospheric UAS designed to provide affordable, persistent reconnaissance and communication over any location on the globe. Switchblade is a loitering munition designed to provide a rapid, lethal, pinpoint precision strike capability with minimal collateral damage. AeroVironment?s electric transportation solutions include a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, installation and data services for consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies, power cycling and test systems for EV developers and industrial electric vehicle charging systems for commercial fleets.
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