Defining your Wind Project is the key to selecting your best option for actual hardware. The process begins with your Load, what are you trying to do?
Using the list in Chapter 1 – Defining your Wind project, select the category of wind generator you require. In review, this will be based on the Power and Energy you require, and the site itself (i.e. Land, Marine, or Industrial).
Your Wind Project can be classified as either Stand-Alone, or Grid-Tie. Your wind project will be classified as either using Large Wind Turbines (LWT) for power ratings over 100 Kilowatts (KW), or Small Wind Turbines (SWT) for loads under 100 KW power rating.
Off Grid Wind Generator Battery Charging:
Air X Wind Generator Off grid battery charging 12/24/48 VDC.
Air 40 Land (replaces Air X Land) battery charger 12/24/48 VDC. Air 40 rated at 160 watts at 28 mph wind speed.
Air 30 Land (replaces Air X Industrial) battery charging 12/24/48 VDC. Air 30 rated at 160 watts at 28 mph winds.
Air Breeze Wind Generator, replaces Air X Marine, off grid Marine environments. Battery charging 12/24/48 VDC. Air Breeze rated 160 watts at 28 mph.
Whisper 100 Wind Generator 900 watts DC. Off grid battery charging 24 VDC. Charge batteries 24 VDC with strong wind performance.
Combine all of these wind generators with Solar PV panels for Off grid Home Power systems.
Grid Tie Wind Generators:
SkyStream 3.7 wind generator Grid Tie 120 VAC.
Further your, Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), (your wind generator), can be further classified as Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT), or Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT). These distinctions will be covered more in the chapter Essential Wind Technology.
Referring to the list from Chapter 1, the first step is to define your project. First, define your project by categorical type (See below), and then, electrically. Define your Wind Project both by Power and by Energy.
Fill in the space that applies to your Wind Project type; below we’ll address each situation and recommended wind hardware.
Your Wind Project Type: (Please select)
__________ Marine Application (Sailboat, Powerboat, Oil Platform)
__________ Mobile Application (RV, Temporary Installation)
__________ Home Power Grid-Tie for Net-Metering
__________ Home Power Stand-Alone (Not connected to Grid)
__________ Home Power Grid-Tie with Battery Back-up
__________ Commercial Net-Metering (Commercial site exporting to Utility)
__________ Commercial Grid-Tie with Battery Back-up
__________ Wind Farm
Print out this list and select the type of wind project you're planning.