It sure is windy here in good ol’ Western New York!!! But do you know how you can harness that wind monster and finally have something to smile about as you hold on to your hat?? Read on to find out..
How Wind Power Works?
Wind power involves taking the kinetic energy of air movement and converting it to electrical energy using the aerodynamic blades connected to an alternator/generator.
The energy available in the wind varies with the wind speed cubed. This means if you double the wind speed, the energy increases by a factor of eight (2x2x2).
Smooth, non-turbulent air is needed to maximize power extraction and to reduce unnecessary wear to turbine components. This is why it’s unwise to position a wind turbine close to the ground or any obstruction. The fuel is up there!
Northern Power Systems
Originally developed with NASA and designed for remote and isolated sites, the NPS 100 has an innovative gearless direct drive, permanent magnet generator, best-in-class reliability, and pleasing aesthetics. NPS turbines begin making power at wind speeds as low as 3 meters per second (6 mph) and can provide clear economic benefits in all kinds of wind regimes.
The Hurricane Resistant™ NPS 100 has a flawless track record of surviving extreme winds, from the bitter colds of Alaska to the hurricanes of the Caribbean. Its advanced technology and over 4 million hours of cumulative run time makes them the most reliable and proven turbines in their class.
Almost 40 years ago now, Bergey pioneered the radically-simple “Bergey design” that has proven to provide the best reliability, performance, service life, and value of all of the hundreds of competitive products that have come and gone in that time. With only three moving parts and no scheduled maintenance necessary, the Bergey 10 kW has compiled a service record that no other wind turbine can match.
EWT offers a highly efficient product range based on direct drive technology with a high yield and low cost of energy. The combination of proven direct drive technology and advanced control features makes EWT’s DIRECTWIND 250kW up to 1MW a first-class choice with regard to energy yield and reliability.