Bergey WindPower

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The Bergey 10kW Excel

Based in Norman, OK, Bergey WindPower Company (BWC) is still a family-owned business that traces its origin to research activities at the University of Oklahoma dating back to 1970. Today, Bergey WindPower is the oldest and most respected manufacturer of residential-sized wind turbines in the WORLD.

When the ‘Bergey Design’ was introduced over 30 years ago, its simplistic design, with only 3 moving parts, was a revolution in the wind industry.  The Bergey design continues to prove it provides the best reliability, performance, service life, and value of ALL the ‘competitive’ products that have come and gone in that time.

While simple in design, Bergey turbines are the most technologically advanced in the industry – continuously refined for more than 25 years. BWC turbines have now been installed in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. In the size range of 5 – 15 kW Bergey WindPower is the leading supplier in the world, with over 200 million operational hours racked up on the 10kW Excel model alone, and is the only turbine in the industry to have a 10 year warranty as standard.

Mr. Bergey, with Excel 10kW still cranking after 30 yrs.

For a great article about the history of the company, go HERE

The image on the right is of Karl Bergey, the CEO of Bergey Windpower for 33 years, with the very first 10kW Excel turbine, still generating energy for his home after 30 yrs of operation. Mr. Bergey is an aeronautical engineer with degrees from Penn State and M.I.T. From 1957 through 1968, he served as Assistant Chief Engineer at the Piper Development Center, where he designed such notable aircraft as the Piper Cherokee.  Over 35,000 Piper Cherokees have been sold, making it the best selling family of small planes in the U.S. He holds ten patents relating to aerospace, wind power, and medical technology.

 

Karl Bergey, Chariman & CEO

A co-founder of BWC and its chairman & CEO, Karl Bergey is an aeronautical engineer with degrees from Penn State and M.I.T.  He served for many years on the engineering faculty at the University of Oklahoma and is a recognized expert in small aircraft design and aerodynamics.  From 1957 through 1968, he served as Assistant Chief Engineer at the Piper Development Center in Vero Beach, Florida, where he designed such notable aircraft as the Piper Cherokee.  Over 35,000 Piper Cherokees have been sold, making it the best selling family of small planes in the U.S.

“The design of a strong, efficient and cost-effective wind turbine is fully as challenging as designing an airplane,” he says. “Both tasks involve aerodynamics, structural analysis, wind tunnel tests and extensive in-flight operation. We’ve spent a great deal of time on testing our wind turbines. That has been the basis for the reliability of our products.”

He holds ten patents relating to aerospace, wind power, and medical technology.

Mike Bergey, President

A co-founder of BWC and president since 1987, Mike Bergey is a mechanical engineer and an internationally recognized expert in the field of small wind turbines, distributed generation, and rural electrification.  He has authored more than 70 technical papers and articles in the field, provided testimony to Congress, and serves as a consultant to numerous government and international agencies.  He holds one patent in the wind energy field.

He has twice served as president of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and served on the AWEA Board of Directors from 1981 to 2007.  In 1994 he was recognized as AWEA’s “Wind Industry Man of the Year”.

Mr. Bergey is the acting-president of the newly formed national trade association, the Distributed Wind Energy Association.  Mr. Bergey also initiated the formation of and serves on the board of the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC).