MICRO WIND TURBINES
Why Off Grid Systems Should Include Both Solar AND Wind
- Wind speeds are highest during the winter months when solar resources are at their minimum
- Air density is highest in winter maximizing wind power production
- Wind provides power during inclement weather when sunshine is not present
- Wind provides power at night
If Wind, Why AIR?
- Reliability: 5-year warranty with over 150,000 units installed globally since 1995
- Up Tower Controller: Integrated controls inside the turbine regulate battery voltage
- Ease of Installation: Air is wired directly to battery bank, independent of PV controller and wiring
- Certifications: CSA approved to UL and CSA specifications*
- Quiet Operation**
Air 30 and Air 40
Air 40 and Air Breeze blades are specifically designed for low sound emissions
Benefits Of Micro Wind Turbine
Installing micro wind turbines offers several benefits, particularly in the context of renewable energy and sustainable development. Here are some key advantages:
- Renewable Energy Generation: Micro wind turbines harness the power of wind to generate electricity. This is a clean and renewable source of energy that helps reduce dependence on non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels.
- Carbon Footprint Reduction: By generating electricity from the wind, micro wind turbines contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions. This helps combat climate change and promotes a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy source.
- Off-Grid Power Supply: They are often used in off-grid or remote locations where traditional power sources are unavailable or impractical. This provides a reliable source of electricity for areas without access to the grid.
- Energy Independence: Installing micro turbines allows individuals, businesses, or communities to become more energy independent. By generating their power, they can reduce reliance on external energy sources and have greater control over their energy supply.
- Cost Savings: While the initial investment for micro wind turbine installation can be significant, the long-term operational costs are relatively low. Once installed, wind energy is essentially free, leading to potential cost savings over time compared to traditional energy sources.
- Low Environmental Impact: It has a smaller environmental footprint compared to larger wind farms. Their compact size and minimal impact on the landscape make them a more environmentally friendly option, especially in areas where space is limited.
- Educational Opportunities: Installing micro wind turbines in educational institutions or communities can serve as a valuable educational tool. It provides opportunities for learning about renewable energy, sustainability, and the technology behind wind power.
- Diversification of Energy Sources: Incorporating micro wind turbines into a broader energy strategy allows for the diversification of energy sources. This can enhance energy security and resilience, particularly in areas prone to power outages or disruptions.
- Incentives and Rebates: In many regions, there are government incentives, tax credits, or rebates for installing renewable energy systems, including micro wind turbines. These financial incentives can make the initial investment more attractive and accelerate the adoption of wind energy.
- Community Engagement: Micro or small wind turbine projects can foster community engagement and cooperation. Whether implemented at the individual, neighborhood, or community level, they can become a symbol of collective efforts toward sustainability and environmental responsibility.