A vertical axis wind turbine that doesn't need the prevailing wind | Just Have a Think | Apr 18, 2021
Primary sources of renewable energy include sun, water, geothermal heat, and soon wind will highlight the importance of VAWTs to the future of energy distribution."Vertical axis wind turbines VAWTs are typically small wind turbines that are characterized by an axis of rotation that is perpendicular to the ground. As a result, VAWTs can operate independently of wind direction, which is a major advantage for urban applications where wind direction can change rapidly. The two primary VAWT designs are derived from either the Darrieus (lift-driven) or the Savonius (drag-driven) rotors." 2
IceWind designs and manufactures robust micro vertical-axis wind turbines and other hybrid energy solutions to power telecom towers, weather and seismic stations, and on-grid and off-grid lodgings. All products are designed and tested in Iceland, one of the windiest places on earth.
IceWind turbines are built to power off-grid cabins, offset grid dependency, and perform in any custom wind energy application striving to benefit from increased energy independence and minimized maintenance costs. These turbines are designed to deliver long lasting performance, with little or no maintenance for over 20 years. They are able to withstand wind speeds up to 130 mph (Category 4 Hurricane wind speeds) and will consistently deliver power, even in the harshest conditions. 3
- VAWTs increase energy independence and minimize maintenance costs.
- VAWTs are less expensive to buy, smaller, last longer, and much quieter than Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWTs).
- VAWTs are omni-directional because they spin from winds in any direction.
- VAWTs can be used where HAWTs can not be used like rooftops and urban areas.
"The importance of VAWTs to the future of energy distribution is underway now."
Survival speed – 130 mph / 60 m/s
Startup wind speed – 4.5 mph / 2m/s
Cut in wind speed – 5.5 mph / 2.5 ms
Rated power – 160 W
Max power – 600 W
Rated wind speed – 22 mph / 10 m/s
Noise Level – <30 dB
Height – 5 ft / 1.5m
Diameter – 4.5 ft / 1.4m
Weight – 143 lbs / 65 kg
Generator – 500 W AFPMG
Number of blades – 3 Inner, 3 Outer (6 Total)
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