Southwest Windpower is a wind turbine manufacturer established in 1987 based in Flagstaff, Arizona. The company specializes in small, reliable battery charging wind generators that complement photovoltaics (solar energy or PV) in supplying energy to rural areas. Southwest Windpower closed for business in the first quarter of 2013.
The remaining Skystream assets were acquired by Xzeres wind in July of 2013. Xzeres CEO, Frank Greco was previously the CEO of Southwest Windpower.
* December, 2007 - Skystream shut down from software problem with cold and would not restart.
* January, 2008 - Skystream down until the 27th. Produce 98kWh in the 5 days remaining in the month.
* December, 2009 - Skystream shut down several times and would not restart on it's own, production very low for wind speeds.