Getting Started in Residential-Scale Mini Wind Energy and Home Power, a brief introduction for what’s-what and why we are grouping turbines into different categories.
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Small Wind Generators: Ranging from Home Wind Turbines to Small Farm Wind Generators and Small Commercial Wind Turbines
Small wind turbines are usually divided into separate groups, depending on their rated capacity and are commonly categorized around the Kilowatt threshold.
Micro Wind Turbines: 1000 Watts Rated Capacity or Less
LE-300 Wren is a very affordable, extremely sturdy and lightweight small wind turbine, suitable for both domestic or small-business uses as well as for powering signalling or measuring equipment, webcams, weathercams, weather stations, caravans, remote cabins, and more The LE-600 Domestic or Industrial Use Wind Turbine is the best choice for an easy-to-deploy and operate small wind turbine with a capacity of up to 600 Watts and impressive performance in truly low winds. This micro wind turbine is UK-designed and UK-built and, unlike those Chinese garbage-grade products, is built to last and boasts a very visually pleasing, innovative downwind design. Deliberately designed without unnecessary electronics or other parts causing problems over the long run, this is one of the most reliable residential-sacle wind turbines on the market today.
Mini Wind Turbines: Rated Capacity at 8 m/sec of 1000 Watts and Up
Zephyr Corp. of Japan’s Plug-In Wind Turbine Airdolphin GTO, on the other hand is a typical high-tech small wind turbine, loaded with electronics giving this small wind generator an impressive prima facie performance but may cause increased generator wear and maintenance issues over the long run. Airdolphin models have an extremely low generator mass per Watt and feature a number of innovations that may be attractive for the tech-savvy owner who is fascinated with novel technologies. The original Zephyr Airdolphin Z1000-24 Mini Wind Turbine has been around for a couple of years now and is suitable for both grid interconnection or utility plug-in operation as well as remote operation or island grids using a reasonably sized battery bank. (Battery-less operation is available with specially designed capacitors, if desired.) Innovative turbine design along with ten novel technologies and a record-holding low generator mass of just 17.6 grams per Watt of rated generator capacity (though measured at a questionable 12.5 m/sec) make this an attractive turbine for the Clean Technologies enthusiast.
Mini Wind Turbines, Rated Capacity 1 KW to 15 Kilowatts
The larger and a lot more powerful residential-scale wind turbine LE-2000 or small farm generator is suitable where there are higher capacity requirements. Built with the same criteria of durability and long-term reliability in mind, the LE-2000 is a very cost-effective power source for both Home or Small Business Use and can be found on farms as well as in larger homes.
Mini Wind Turbine Power Ratings: Confusing Buyers and Some Dirty Little Tricks
Small wind turbine classification is a bit blurred due to the fact that some manufacturers have been pushing to rate their turbines at a very high wind speed of 12 m/sec instead of the usual lower 8 m/sec. As this might give their turbines a less impressive image, resorting to that artificially high (and both unprofessional and rather sleazy) 12 m/sec “standard” is increasingly used in the marketplace by Asian manufacturers to trick buyers into believing that their products are more powerful than they truly are. This will lead to disappointment and dissatisfied customers in the long run. It might even give Mini Wind Power a bad name in general over traditionally less-economical Solar Energy photovoltaic technology and re-infuriate that quite unreasonable “holy war” between Home Wind Power and Solar Energy. Many American and British manufacturers’ adherance to that solid 8 m/sec rule is therefore very commendable. Ratings at different (higher) wind speeds can then be provided separately for easier comparison and debunking those Asian over-clocked “ratings”.