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  • New York Family Earns $6,800 Rebate Installing Pika Home Wind Turbine

    Cassadaga, N.Y. — April 1, 2015 – A home in Cassadaga, N.Y. became the site of Chautauqua County’s first home wind turbine last week. In a move to draw electrical power from a clean, renewable energy source, the family installed Pika Energy’s 1700-watt T701 wind turbine and DC nanogrid solution. They additionally installed a 6000-watt…

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    altE Store and Pika Energy Partner to Offer Innovative Wind-Solar Hybrid Energy System to Off-Grid Market

    Partnership enables distribution of residential wind turbine and battery bank charger to global do-it-yourself renewable energy customers and installers Boxborough, MA and Westbrook, ME – February 5, 2015 – altE Store, a leading distributor of solar panels and solar power products, has partnered with Pika Energy, a Maine-based manufacturer of residential wind turbines and wind-solar…

  • Joshua Kaufman, Pika Energy CTO

    Pika Energy CTO Joshua Kaufman Presents at Microgrid Summit

    Monmouth Junction, NJ – Leaders in the development of smart, highly efficient microgrids convened today for the first Microgrid Incubator Summit. Joshua Kaufman, Pika Energy’s co-founder and CTO, presented on the company’s experience in commercializing nanogrid products, focusing on Pika’s REbus™ nanogrid technology, which features 380 volt direct current (DC) power flow, with embedded communication for smart…

  • Pika Energy Selected by NREL to Drive Down Cost of Wind Power

    Wind turbine manufacturer wins $700,000 for efficient manufacturing processes and scaled-up designs to drive cost savings in small wind market PORTLAND, Maine — July 25, 2014 — Pika Energy, a Maine-based manufacturer of residential wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems, today announced it has been selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two…

  • DOE Collegiate Wind Challenge

    Pika Energy President Ben Polito to Judge Collegiate Wind Competition at AWEA Windpower 2014 Conference

    Pika Energy’s president, Ben Polito, is one of the three engineering design judges for the inaugural Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition happening in Las Vegas May 6 and 7, the site of this year’s AWEA Windpower Conference. In the competition, teams design, build, and test a wind turbine to perform according to a customized,…

  • Catherine York joins Pika Energy

    Pika Energy adds Catherine York to Board of Directors

    Westbrook, ME – April 15, 2014 – Catherine York, co-founder of The Gilded Nut Snack Co. and member of Maine Angels has been named to the Board of Directors at Pika Energy. Pika Energy develops high-performance, cost-effective small wind turbines and related electronic components for the residential market. The company’s mission is to build distributed…

  • Pika Energy X3001 Inverter receives UL-1741 listing

    Pika Energy Receives UL1741 Listing for X3001 Inverter

    Unique inverter allows customers to create efficient residential wind and solar hybrid energy systems operating on REbusTM DC Microgrid Portland, Maine – February 21, 2013 – Pika Energy today announced it has received listing to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1741 standard for its 3.0 kilowatt residential-scale X3001 Inverter. The X3001 Inverter is a component of Pika’s…

  • Department of Energy Funds Pika Energy to Drive Down Cost of Small Wind Turbine Blades

    PORTLAND, Maine — January 26, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) recently awarded Pika Energy a $150,000 grant as part of the Small Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project, an effort to help manufacturers lower the cost of energy from small wind turbines. Under the DOE funding award, Pika Energy will implement an innovative injection-molding…

  • Pika Energy Awarded Loan to Accelerate Manufacturing of Home Wind Turbine in Maine

    PORTLAND, Maine — December 3, 2012 — Pika Energy was awarded a $218,000 Development Loan from the Maine Technology Institute (“MTI”). The loan helps Pika to scale up its manufacturing capability to begin production of the T701 home wind turbine by spring 2013. “This MTI development loan will enable Pika’s team to turn the corner…

  • Pika Energy wins Future Energy pitch

    Pika Energy Wins Future Energy Pitch Competition

    PORTLAND, Maine – May 16, 2012  – Pika Energy was selected the winner of the Future Energy startup pitch competition held in Cambridge, MA on May 14, 2012. Future Energy is an event series sponsored by Shell and hosted by Ultra Light Startups. More than 100 regional clean energy entrepreneurs competed in the inaugural Boston event.…