Micro Wind Turbines




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Description

Machine that generates electricity through a turbine connected to a propella blades.

Advantages
  • Eco-friendly option
  • Requires little ground space
Disadvantages
  • Load when operating
  • Pollution in the manufacturing phase
Application barriers
  • Government policy on micro-generation
Information sources

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Nominal Power

<10,000 W

Nominal Wind Speed

3-12 m/s

Start Wind Speed

3.5 m/s

Stop Wind Speed

2.5 m/s

Maximum Wind Speed Allowed

18 m/s

Rotor Weight

16-65kg

Rotor Diameter

1.5-7m

Mast Height

>8m

Maximum Rotation Speed

50 m/s

Transmission
Safety
Number of Blades

3-6

Material Blades

Aluminium, carbon-fibre

AC Voltage

230 V

Minimum Operating Temperature

-20°C

Maximum Operating Temperature

+40°C

Noise at 25m distance with 10m/s

90-105 dB

Positioning

Roof-Mounted

Investment Cost

3000

Operational Cost

Only biyearly maintenance costs (twice yearly)

Replacement Cost

£3,000

Life Expectancy

[[Life Expectancy::20 years+


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More information on http://www.birt.org.uk/energy/turbine/turbine3.html

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