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Why install a wind turbine?

A wind turbine uses the energy stored in wind to drive a generator that produces electricity. A correctly sized turbine, in the correct location and coupled with battery storage, can produce the majority of the electricity required for most homes. A smaller turbine in the correct location will still reduce the electricity consumption and carbon footprint of a property or business. To achieve a good output, the turbine needs clean wind of sufficient strength. By clean wind, we mean that it is not unduly affected by buildings, trees, hills, etc. Manufacturers provide information on the anticipated output of the turbine for a range of average wind speeds, and the minimum and maximum wind speeds. The average wind speed for a location can be seen on this RenSMART map.

Our solutions

We offer a complete package of services for the design and installation of wind turbines. We recommend Ryse Energy and FuturEnergy turbines.

1kW wind turbine
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Technical specifications:

  • Nominal power output: 24V & 48V: 1000W

  • Start-up wind speed: 3.5m/s

  • Rated wind speed: 12.5m/s

  • Survival wind speed: 52m/s

  • Total tower-top weight: 19kg

  • Number of blades: 3

  • Rotor diameter: 1.8m

  • Rotor speed (RPM): 200 to 800

  • Generator type: 3-phase AC

  • Turbine mounting: 50mm tube to accept 48.5mm standard scaffold tube

  • Noise: LAeq 35dB @ 5m/s wind speed measured behind rotor

  • SPACE1LAeq 54dB @ 7m/s wind speed measured behind rotor

Key supply and design features:

  • FuturEnergy high-quality permanent magnet generator

  • 12 months’ warranty (extended warranty available upon registration)

  • AirForceTM Control Monitoring and Automatic Stop System

  • Remote-mounted manual stop-switch supplied as standard

  • Suitable for wind/solar hybrid installations

  • Full installation kits available

  • Tough glass reinforced nylon turbine blades

  • All bearings sealed for life

  • 20-year installed design life

  • 60 Amp rated slip-ring to prevent cable twist

  • Rugged, simple and robust design

  • Corrosion resistant materials employed throughout

  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) compliant

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) places an obligation, set by the government, on energy suppliers to provide a tariff and make payment for small scale electricity export.  See the Ofgem website for more information.

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