Nick Blitterswyk, Urban Green Energy
Nick Blitterswyk is the co-founder and CEO of Urban Green Energy, the world’s leading manufacturer of vertical axis wind turbines and associated applications. After growing up in western Canada, Nick moved to New York City to start a career as an actuary until he found his calling as a clean energy entrepreneur in late 2007. Along with his two co-founders, Nick set out to revolutionize small wind by overseeing the development of what is now the world’s most advanced small wind turbine technology.
Urban Green Energy is based in New York City but has already sold its product in 50 countries around the world. The company’s technology is seen as highly versatile and has already been used in applications ranging from single family homes up to high rise apartment buildings, and from street lighting to defense. In addition to looking great, the company’s products are nearly silent and vibration free, making wind energy a cost effective form of renewable energy for all its users.