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A Detailed Look into Wind Turbine Models and Which One is Right For You

2nd August, 2012

Endurance E-3120 50kW

This turbine is designed to produce energy efficiently, safely and quietly. It produces 100,000 – 250,000 kWh per annual in suitable wind speeds. It’s designed for less than perfect wind conditions, and uses large blades to capture wind energy. Its rotor diameter measures to 19m, meaning it is one of the largest rotors per rated kW in its category. This results in the turbine capturing the most out of the winds energy, as the larger the rotor the more wind energy the turbine can produce. The E–3120 turbine has a generator which produces electricity that can be transported to the power grid without inverters. This in turn means lower equipment and maintenance costs whilst increasing the power production. While its output is high and costs manageable, the E -3120 also guarantees a five year warranty and boasts safety, noise reduction and aesthetic qualities. Positioning this turbine in large spacious areas, school fields and on hospital sites will give it maximum output. It can be used both commercially and industrially and is very versatile.

 

Gaia-Wind 133-11kW

The Gaia Wind turbine is designed to perform in the majority of wind speeds, ranging from 3.2 m/s to 25 m/s, while generating 30,000 kWh per year. Not only that, but it reduces the carbon footprint significantly whilst also generating a profit for the owner. The performance of Gaia turbines is all down to the swept area; the bigger the swept area the more energy is generated. The 133-11kW model has a swept area of 133 sq m.  However, even though big blades generate more electricity they also generate more noise, but thankfully this is not the case with the Gaia wind turbine; the blades have been designed to rotate at a constant speed keeping noise to a minimum. This turbine is preferably suited to large working farms, rural properties and community projects. The name Gaia offers high reliability and has been an established company for 20 years.

 

Kingspan 6kW

A small scale turbine, the 6kW is unique due to its blade and hinge design. It regulates its rotational speed and as the wind gets stronger the blades pitch and cone, thus protecting the turbine while also producing maximum output. As a result of this, the 6kW can be used in a variety of weather conditions and proves to be very versatile. Furthermore, this turbine automatically tracks the direction of the wind so there is no requirement for an active yaw control. The Kingspan turbine is suitable for rural domestic areas, agricultural uses and for commercial uses.  As well as the technological advances, this turbine also comes with a 5 year warranty as standard.

 

EWT 500 kW

The 500kW turbine is intended for low wind speeds and is an attractive product in terms of wind turbines, whilst delivering a good financial and energy efficient yield, this turbine also qualifies for FIT benefits making it a profitable choice. Its rotor diameter measures 54.0/51.5 making it very energy efficient for its type and size. Like most turbines it works well in rural areas with little wind interruption, however due to this turbine performing well under low winds it can be suited to suburban areas as well.

Still not sure which wind turbine is right for you? Earthmill can help. Call us today on 01937 581011.