Aeroturbines For Generating Energy – New Technology Resolving Windmill Problems

If you live in in Holland, it is nothing new to see wind mills and wind turbines of old and new technology. This is partially because they have a constant resource, wind.

A new kid on the block is arriving for regions where steady wind is not an abundant, nor a perpetual source. This advancement in wind turbine engineering is called the aeroturbine.

Windmills or wind turbines are fantastic for very windy areas of the world. Cities and towns near oceans do rather well with respect to harnessing wind energy to turn into electricity. The aeroturbines however, have handled some of the problems with wind generator technology. The noise that has been generated is greatly reduced significantly, and these new models virtually take away any threat to birds which frequently fall victim to the gigantic blades of the wind turbine.

With the wind turbine, there is also the issue of harnessing wind on the top of high buildings. They cannot be placed here due to the of the enormity of the systems as well as the cost involved.

This new design is a double-helix wind turbine. This has been designed to be placed on the tops of tall buildings to harvest energy from the wind. The propellers are different from the large blades of turbines. They are some what similar to the electric egg-beater if you were trying to describe the look of the propeller to someone. They are harmless for birds, can harness wind from many directions, and unusual gusts will still be useful for the generation of energy.

These units are not expected to be high maintenance and a large selling feature is their cost effectiveness and ease of production. In addition, aeroturbines are not be inhibited by snowfall. This will make them useful in areas where snow is a major factor most of the year. A wind of about 6 miles per hour will start one working and there is no demand for a uninterrupted wind. Aeroturbines also have a characteristic which will regulate them during high winds should the turbine begin going into over-speed mode.

Aeroturbines can be set up to be used with solar PV (photovoltaic) systems. They may also be installed vertically or horizontally. This means they can be integrated easily into any existing structure. The efficiency depends on how high above ground they are, forty feet is the recommendation and they shouldn’t be located near anything that will block the wind.

Aeroturbines should be for sale soon for all types of applications, houses, industries and institutions, etc. It will be awesome to see this new technology applied all over the world to help move towards cleaner, renewable energy sources.

To get more information on wind power generation, visit Dave Owen’s site “Wind Power Facts and Info”. You will find many ways to save money and generate your own green power.

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Originally posted 2010-02-17 12:42:11.

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