Residential wind power system ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Anakata, Anew, Aria, AWS, Bergey, Coleman, Cygnus Power, Eco-Worthy, Endurance, and Enair brands.
These horizontal wind turbines are shrouded to enhance performance. They have low startup speeds and are available in two sizes. The units are backed by a good guarantee.
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This brand is made in Poland and offers an entry level package that can be a DIY project. They are for grid tie or off grid but are rather expensive.
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This brand is made in Italy and the Libellula series offers units for grid-tie as well as off-grid applications. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These turbines are available in Australia. They offer a wide selection of both horizontal and vertical units that are backed by a good guarantee.
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These units are available on six continents. The POWERMAX+ series units are available in either 20kw or 25kw models and feature variable pitch technology for enhanced performance through the range of operating conditions. They can be configured for either grid-tie or off-grid applications.
This brand features horizontal turbines in 1, 7.5, and 10 kw sizes. You can buy the systems directly from the manufacturer but they are pretty expensive for the technology you are getting.
These horizontal upwind turbines are made in Spain and sold worldwide. They are designed to work in parallel with solar panel installations and can be used in either grid tie or off grid applications. Both of the applications require the use of a battery and the warranty on the units is not very good.
This brand is made by SUNFORCE PRODUCTS INC. They offer a small off-grid turbine that is sold on many home improvement stores. They are basic horizontal turbines and their warranty is not very good.
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These turbines have unique blade construction but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee.
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This brand offers basic horizontal downwind turbines that are designed for off-grid installations. They are available online and shipped worldwide but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.
These are the state of the art wind turbines as they are designed for less than perfect wind conditions. Their motoring technology allows the turbines to be started at lower wind velocities and they have a dual caliper disc braking system to protect them in excessive wind conditions. They produce grid-ready power without the need for an inverter and are backed by a very good warranty.
This brand offers horizontal turbines that are made in Spain. They are available in three sizes but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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