Primary Industry: Energy
Organization Type: Product/Technology Company
The present invention is a small wind turbine with a nameplate rating of 90 kilowatts at 11 meters-per-second wind speed. The wind power system has been designed with consideration of large wind power concepts being integrated into the system and maintaining an economical cost structure. Some features that make the system unique in the marketplace:
- Permanent magnet generator, low speed, high torque
- Active yaw control; programmable logic controller
- Power electronic, programmable grid-tie module
- High-torque rotor; designed for low cut-in wind speed at 3 MPH
The wind power system shows in computer-generated analysis to produce 350,000 kWh annually in a wind resource of 5.5 m/s (12 MPH) average wind speed. In the right net-metering situation the system could have a simple ROI term of 4 to 5 years.