Scottsdale, Arizona -- WindGen Energy Inc., the exclusive licensee for wind turbine technology of Wind Sail Receptor Inc. in the US, Canada and the UK, said 29 April that it intends to offer three different models of the WSR turbine systems.
These are small, medium and large units with blade diameters respectively of 3 ft (91 cm) a 6 ft and 12 ft, with the 6 ft blade unit the first to be offered, as customers can see at the upcoming American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) International Wind Expo, 22-25 May at the Anaheim, California convention centre.
WindGen qualifies for tax deductions under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as well as other federal, local government, and utility rebates. The Company says it is well positioned to capitalise on "an exponentially growing market for alternative energy."
The current $75 million market for small wind generators is expected to grow worldwide to over $5000 million dollars annually in the next five years, WindGen's statement said.
Wind Sail Receptor's distinction is its use of a proprietary polyurethane compound for the sails, with unique sail-like blade architecture pioneered by inventor Richard Steinke. This allows wind turbines to be smaller, more efficient, easier and less expensive to install and maintain, while at the same time having the capability to operate silently in a very wide range of wind conditions, said WindGen.
Unlike other turbines, WindGen's use 4-blades, each shaped like the sail of a sailboat.
PU sails are both flexible and durable, enabling the blades to capture the energy from winds of less than 5 mph to over 50 mph. Other turbines are generally confined to operating in winds of 8-35 mph.
Noise has been a major issue in many locations as traditional wind turbines operate in the 50-125 decibel (dB) range. WindGen says its wind turbines run at below 10 dB.
The high efficiency means wind turbines can be mounted on towers of 50 ft or less compared to the traditional 200-400 ft wind farm giants. "This greatly expands our potential market," said WindGen.
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