The Honeywell wind turbine was designed to maximize energy production in North America’s wind climate. With 80% of our actual wind resources below 10 M.P.H. 90% of the time it was essential to design a turbine which could continually produce power in the wind speeds that actually occur the majority of the time.
The Honeywell wind turbine starts generating energy at 2 M.P.H. (3 K.P.H) and remains operational through to 42 MPH. (68 KM./H.). It is this greater capture and conversion of available wind energy that enables the Honeywell wind turbine to provide such a meaningful percentage of a homes energy needs.
HONEYWELL W.T. 6500 SPECIFICATIONS
- Honeywell Gearless Wind Turbine
- Blade Tip Power System (BTPS)
- BTPS Permanent Magnet Electric Generator, Patents Pending
- Certification- ETL listed to conform with U.L.1741 and C.S.A C22.2 NO, 107.1
- Pole or Roof Mount Capable
- Lowest Cost kWh Installed Technology in Class
- Enclosed Blade Tip Power System
- Wide Wind Acceptance Angle
- Acoustic Noise Emissions < 35dB
- Tip to Tip Blade Dimension 5.7′ (170 cm)
- 185 lbs ( 77.2 kg)
- 120 AC 60 Hz Non Grid Tied and Grid Tied
- 220 AC 50 Hz (EUROPEAN) Grid Tied
- 1.5 KW Plate Power
- < 2mph (3 KM./H.) Cut in Speed, Shut down 42mph (68 KM./H.)
- Renewable Electric Generation possible 2752 kWh/yr. Class 4.winds , steady state @ 33ft
- Smart Box Control System (includes) Optimal Power Transfer Controller, True Sine Wave Inverter Battery Power Management System Wind Direction & amp; Speed Measurement Control System, Standard RS485 Communication Port
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
- Annual CO2 Displacement 2.2 Tons
- Product Design Life 20 Years
While the commonly used term “average wind speed” in a given location is useful for general comparisons of various regions, it does not lend much assistance in quantifying the total energy that can be harnessed from wind for a given wind turbine design. An important point of comprehension and differentiation is to understand a wind turbine’s power and energy creation in terms of the wind we have and when we have it.
For such quantification the standard measurement (KW plate power) must be evaluated in terms of kWh production (as per a utility bill) as opposed to strictly a KW rating: The current plate power ratings scale (maximum output rationale KW Rating) is rooted in the assumption that the AVERAGE wind speed occurs ALL the time, when actually it DOES NOT. For example, in a class 4 wind regime (normal US wind value) the average wind speed is 12.2 MPH. But this 12.2 MPH only occurs 13% of the time during the year.
The same holds true of wind power. Wind has both power and energy. Wind power depends strongly on wind speed. The power increases eight times when the wind speed doubles. On the other hand wind energy depends on the length of time the wind stays at a certain speed. Consider for example a section of a wind tunnel in which wind is flowing at 5 kilo Watts (kW) power. If this wind continues to flow steadily at this power for one half hour (h) then the energy in this wind is said to be 5 (kW) x 0.5 (h) or 2.5 kWh. Wind energy is a product of wind power and time.
Department of Energy publishes tables for each of the 7 wind classes (wind range). These tables contain columns of measured wind speeds verses the percent of time the wind is at this wind speed during the year. This gives “Percent of Time” during the year at each wind speed, (Class 4 represents the majority of North America). The following is the correct way to compute the electric energy generated by a turbine, kWh, in a given year: 1. Multiply this Percent of Time by the number of total hours in the year: 8760 hours.
This gives the number of hours in the year for each wind speed. 2. Use the specific (and certified) turbine power curve to calculate the power output at each wind speed. This is in kilowatts (kW). 3. Multiply this turbine power output (kW) by the total hours (h) in the year for each wind speed and we get electric energy produced at each wind speed in kWh. 4. Then add each wind speed energies during the year to find the total turbine generated wind energy for the year in kWh.