Residential wind power system ratings part 4 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Jetpro, Kestrel, Kingspan, Kliux, Leading Edge, Luminous, OKWind, Primus, Quiet Revolution, and Ropatec brands.
This brand is made in Taiwan and features shrouded horizontal turbines. The shroud allows the unit to work at lower wind speeds and eliminates the tail on the unit. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
These horizontal downwind turbines are made in South Africa. They can be used in either grid tie or off grid situations and are available in sizes from 600 to 3000 Watts. They do not offer packaged systems but sell all of the parts that you need. The warranty is not very good when compared to similar units.
The KW6 models have a unique blade and hinge design to allow operation in all wind speeds. They are backed by a good guarantee but are horizontal turbines.
This brand is made in Spain and offers vertical turbines that are backed by a good warranty. The ZEBRA units have an output of 1.8 KW and a low cut-in speed of 3 M/S.
These turbines are made in the U.K. and are sold worldwide. They offer both horizontal and vertical units in sizes from 50 watts to 2 KW. The warranty on the units is not as good as some of the other brands.
The WHISPER range offers horizontal downwind turbines. The brand is made in India and is available worldwide. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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This brand offers a 1500 watt horizontal downwind turbine. The system is designed for off-grid use. The warranty is not very good.
This brand is from France and features six sizes of vertical wind turbines. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
The AIR 30 wind turbines are horizontal downwind units designed for off-grid applications. They feature electronic torque controlled overspeed protection but their website is not much help.
This brand is made in the U.K. and is available in the United States and Europe. The QR5 systems are vertical turbines which must be connected to a three phase power supply. (They are more suitable for Europe than the United States.)
These vertical turbine systems are made in Italy. They have systems for off grid or grid tie applications. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
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