Residential wind power system ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Evance, Finnwind, Fortis, Gaia Wind, Home Energy, Hummer, Innoventum, Ista Breeze, Jacobs, and Jaysolar brands.
This brand is made in the U.K. by BRITWIND which is a part of ECOTRICITY GROUP. The R9000 units are horizontal upwind turbines with reactive pitch technology. They have a very low (5.6 mph) starting speed and do not have a cutout speed so they can produce power in a wide range of wind conditions.
The TUULE E 200 is for grid tie applications while the TUULE C is for off the grid. They are horizontal downwind units that are made and sold in Finland.
This brand offers three systems (1.4, 5, and 12 kw) featuring horizontal downwind turbines. They are made in the Netherlands and have a good warranty for that type of turbine.
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These systems are manufactured in Denmark and feature downwind horizontal turbines. They have an internet connected control system for monitoring and are free yawing which allows for optimum efficiency.
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The ENERGY BALL units are available in two sizes and are unique horizontal wind turbines. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand is made in China and is available worldwide. They offer a variety of horizontal turbines and can be purchased online. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
The DALI URBAN is a ducted horizontal wind turbine which is able to start at lower wind speeds. They are made in Sweden but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand is made in Turkey by ALTINEL ENERGY and is available worldwide. They offer four sizes of horizontal downwind turbines that can be purchased directly online. They use basic technology and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is from WIND TURBINE INDUSTRIES CORP. and features horizontal tower mounted turbines in sizes from 10 to 20 kw. The standard warranty on the systems is not very good but can be extended. They are only sold through dealers and are larger than needed for most residential applications.
These units are made and sold in India by JAY INDUSTRIES. They offer horizontal upwind turbines in sizes from 200 watts to 5 kw. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
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