This new wind generator looks very promising for natural builders, homesteaders and off gridders in harsh environments.
“IceWind specializes in designing and manufacturing small scale vertical axis wind turbines for providing 100% green energy in extreme weather conditions as well as low wind areas with virtually no need of maintenance.
Currently there are two product lines in production. The IceWind RW turbine is specially designed for generating power for telecom towers and surveillance spots and the IceWind CW is aimed for residential applications, such as your home or cabin – Whether you’re connected to the grid or not. Although ‘simplicity’ is our focus in product development, all IceWind turbines are handmade in Iceland from the best material available, such as stainless steel, carbon fiber and high strength aluminum. With patent pending solutions we were able to make the turbines produce electricity in very low and very high winds with no need to cut-out. The IceWind turbines are currently in a testing phase and will be available for purchase in 2016 in Iceland and in selected locations internationally 2017.”
All IceWind wind turbines emphasize:
– Tough build with carbon fiber, stainless steel and high strength aluminum
– Wide production range; in extremely low (under 2 m/s) and high winds (over 50 m/s) with patent pending solutions
– Nearly silent (˂35 db)
– No need to face the wind direction
– No effect on bird life
– 30 year lifetime
– Virtually no maintenance