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Turbine optimises wind energy capture

28 August 2002 News

A novel, small wind turbine that can easily be set up on a chosen site or dismantled for delivery elsewhere, is being touted as a possible means for redressing the situation for two billion people in remote communities worldwide who are without electric power. Wind turbine manufacturer Iskra has developed a clean source of energy generation with its small wind turbine which it says overcomes the main disadvantages of existing devices.

The features of the turbine include a very high efficiency, rare-earth, permanent magnet resin-core stator generator and a highly sophisticated controller, the flexibility of which allows the user to reconfigure the turbine priorities to suit changes in end-load requirement.

The Iskra prototype features efficient moulded glass-reinforced-plastics blades and a unique geometry which, by achieving an equilibrium between opposing aerodynamic and centrifugal forces, offers automatic and tightly regulated blade pitch control. This gives both high power and low wind speeds and accurate speed regulation in high wind speeds even in the absence of electrical load, says the manufacturer.

For further information contact Iskra Wind Turbine Manufacturers 0944 115 962 2535, iskra.wtm@diamond.co.uk





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