31 Oct '12, 5pm

New Eggbeater VAWT Design Claims 35% More Power than Competitors

New Eggbeater VAWT Design Claims 35% More Power than Competitors

© Harvistor A new iteration of the Darrieus "eggbeater" vertical axis wind turbine is claimed to produce 35% more annual kilowatt hours than any other wind turbine at the same price point and swept area. The new version of the turbine is also said to be able to produce that much more power at a mounting point 25% lower than their competitors, making it possible to keep the generation of electricity closer to the point of use. The DARWIND5 turbine, a five blade wind generator said to be effective in turbulent (semi-laminar flow) wind sites, comes from Harvistor , a Canadian company making advances in the small wind market. According to the company, they are the "world's first designer and licenser" of low-mount small wind turbines, and this new version of their generator could be another solution answer for small wind power needs in areas where other turbines fail short: "T...

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