Aeolos small vertical wind turbines from WindTurbineStar are usually used in off grid systems together with a 24v or 48v battery bank. They come in 300, 600, and 1000 W models, and are used for street lights, boats, home and telecom towers.
Aeolos-V 1kw can also be used with an on grid application when connected to an SMA Windy Boy 1100LV inverter.
Let’s look at some of the features.
The aluminum alloy blades use a special aerodynamic design which limits the maximum rotating speed to 320 rpm – even when the wind speed is 25 or 30 m/s. It is safer and more reliable than traditional vertical axis wind turbines. Both electronic brake and mechanical brake versions are available to stop the wind turbine in the event of storms, maintenance or other situations.
The efficiency of wind turbine depends on start up wind speed, rated wind speed and generator efficiency. This vertical axis wind turbine can start up at 1.5m/s (3.4mph), has the power output to inverter at 2.5m/s and can reach the rated power at 10m/s (22.3mph).
The annual energy output is 40% more than a wind turbine with a 3.5m/s or 4.5m/s cut in wind speed.
The wind turbine blades and frame were made by high quality aluminum alloy with a 20 year design lifetime. All of parts have been a high grade anti-corrosion treatment. There is no gear box or failure-prone mechanics. The machine only requires minimum maintenance work every year.
Aeolos vertical wind turbine features quiet operation. From 20 m away it cannot be heard. The average noise level is lower than 45 dB (A) in 8 m/s wind speed. This makes it suitable for mounting on the roofs of schools and supermarkets, and with in parks and other urban areas.
The Aeolos Vertical Wind Turbine is an efficient machine, and the price is right.
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