Wind is a valuable source of renewable energy and its most practical application is power generation. Southwest Windpower is the world's largest producer of low-cost wind turbines and with the experience of many thousands of installations world-wide offers the ideal solution for power generation requirements in remote sites for lighting, water pumping, telecom and general power requirements.
Various models are available, AIR for small power requirements and WHISPER for larger applications.
AIR features an aircraft quality aluminium alloy casing, with the option of powder coated corrosion resistant finish for marine applications, and carbon fibre composite blades. A particular feature is advanced technology regulation that results in improved battery charging capacity, quieter operation and system disconnection when the battery is fully charged.
WHISPER generators are high specification units with a number of advanced features. These include a four bearing spindle for efficiency and reliability, a patented furling device to turn the blades out of wind in high wind conditions whilst maintaining full output and a high specifications charge controller for battery protection.
All generators should be installed on a tower well above obstructions and are ideal for use in conjunction with solar modules to ensure continuous power availability as sunny conditions and high wind speeds tend to occur at different times and also wind turbines generate for 24 hours! Systems combining the two therefore maximise power availability