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Aurora



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Secret Energy Turbine Reply with quote

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instalbiz.com - 03/03/10



Despite the advantages, due to its size and unconventional aesthetics, and especially to the noise generated, this type of domestic wind turbines is difficult to market.

British inventor Rupert Sweet-Escott announced the development of an innovative turbine, silent and invisible to the eye.

Named Secret Energy Turbine (SET), the wind powered turbine looks like a regular chimney externally, and houses vertical mounted blades with two opposing magnets to help keep the spin.

The current generated by the turbine is conducted by an electronic load controller, then fed into a battery. From there, a sine wave inverter converts it into regular household voltage.

The wind power turbine is available in three models. Depending on wind speed and its dimensions, the turbine can generate between 2 - 2000 W power.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly worthwhile for discreet emergency battery charging/emergency lighting, but most unlikely to be viable for general use.

Wind is an inherently diffuse form of power and therefore no matter what claims may be made as to efficiency, something that small can only have a very limited output.
Some of the figures dont seem to make much sense !
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone who is interested in paying around 3k to install a 450W (claimed) wind turbine - I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.
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