Home Use Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Posted on November 8, 2007  Comments (1)

Photo of Winterra Turbine

The Windterra ECO1200 Wind Turbine is a revolutionary Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT).

  • Omni-directional: The ECO1200 can instantaneously accept wind from any direction as opposed to HAWTs (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines, which require an on-board motor to rotate the unit relative to wind direction.
  • Turbulent-wind friendly: The ECO1200 is easily roof mountable and is less affected by turbulent air, making ECO1200 suited for areas where houses and trees may disturb airflow.
  • All-in-one system: The ECO 1200is a complete power-generation package, including turbine, controller/inverter, and mounting system. This system can typically be installed and ready to use in four to five hours.
  • Roof-top mounting: The ECO1200 is designed for roof top use, eliminating the need for a pole or tower installation that significantly increase cost and complicate routine maintenance.
  • Interesting looking. Based on some of the figures on their site it seems like this is still pushing the economic justification but with more and more engineers improving such similar system hopefully wind power can meet more of our energy needs over time.

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    One Response to “Home Use Vertical Axis Wind Turbine”

    1. Why Buy A Home Wind Turbine – Part 4: The Red Tape | Electric Wind Power Today
      October 25th, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

      […] Once you get past the red tape, the good new is many states over incentives of $1,000 or more for buying and installing your own home wind turbine. Like the All-in-one system: The ECO 1200is. […]

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