BE-Wind* of Carollton, Texas manufactures an innovative new wind turbine that comes in three sizes. The smallest windmill is called the EOW 100. It produces 1 to 3 kilowatts of electricity and is ideal for powering portable trailers, remote pump locations, surveillance equipment in remote location, or small cottages.
The EOW 200 produces 2 to 4 kilowatts of electricity while the largest wind turbine, the EOW 300 can generate up to 10 kilowatts of power. All models use the same basic mounting and structural design, to allow for easy upgrading if the customer wishes to do do in the future.
All BE-Wind models are constructed using aircraft grade 6061 aluminum that is anodized to prevent corrosion when used in coastal locations. All fasteners are stainless steel and the blades are made of composite or ABS plastic with UV protection. That avoids any discoloration of the blades from long exposure to the sun.
The unique aspect of the BE-Wind system is it uses blades that rotate vertically rather than horizontally. A deflector between them prevents the wind from acting on the back side of the blades, which increases efficiency. The EOW 100 can start producing electricity from wind speeds as low as 4 mph. Even the larger systems can produce usable power from only 6 miles an hour of wind.
This efficiency also means the system can be mounted at ground level or on a rooftop. Most conventional wind turbines need to be mounted up to 100 feet above ground to work effectively. The BE-Wind design also limits rotational speed of the blades to no more than 400 rpm even in strong winds. That means the customer doesn’t have to take special precautions if there is a storm with unusually high winds.
One big advantage of the BE-Wind design the two vertical blades rotate in opposite directions. This means each blade tends to cancel the noise of the other. The result is a wind turbine that is much quieter than conventional wind turbines, making it more suitable for residential applications.
Depending on where you live, which way your roof faces, and how much sun you get during the year, a BE-Wind turbine could make more economic sense than investing in a rooftop solar system, especially since it can generate electricity whenever the wind is blowing, not just when the sun it shining. Couple it with a residential battery storage system to reduce or eliminate your dependency on electricity from the grid.
Don’t forget that wind power systems may also qualify for federal renewable energy tax credits and incentives. Contact BE-Wind for more information.
*This post was sponsored by Be-Wind.