David Blittersdorf, president and CEO of Earth Turbines, Inc., a Vermont manufacturer of home wind turbines, has been elected to the board of directors of the Small Wind Certification Corporation (SWCC).
SWCC is a non-profit being formed to develop industry-wide small wind turbine standards that will make it easier for consumers to compare wind turbine products. The standards will specifically address turbine power output, noise and kilowatt ratings and will provide consumers with a level of certainty and comfort that the products are safe, reliable and perform as stated. Blittersdorf brings business and financial experience from the wind energy industry, having founded NRG Systems, Inc., in 1982 and served as its CEO/president until 2004. He is executive board member, treasurer and past president of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and executive board member, founding chairman of Renewable Energy Vermont (REV). David is also chairman of AWEA's Standards Coordinating Committee.