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We would like to talk to you and assist you in an individualized system that is right for you. Give us a call! Find out what renewable energy can do for you.

We are a family owned alternative energy company located in Swansea, Illinois. We pride ourselves in honest, friendly service with low prices. We sell, install and repair renewable energy systems to individuals, families and businesses
Give us a call! Let us show you how personalized service can put alternative energy solutions to work for you.

Go Green, Save Green!

Thank you in advance,
Jason Hark, owner

Wind, The Perfect Compliment to Any Solar System or
A Stand Alone Energy Producer

VAWTs (Vertical Axis Wind Turbines) accept wind from any direction, as opposed to HAWTs which
have to constantly rotate so they face the wind Focus on output not rated power  Our blade design is optimized for  performance at typical lower wind speeds. The result: higher annual
output - more kilowatt hours.
All-In-One System
We provide an all inclusive package: turbine, controller/inverter, and mounting system that is ready to use in four or five hours.
Certified Grid - Tied Inverter
Our UL/CSA certified inverter is ready to be connected to a bi-directional utility meter.
Roof Mounting
Eliminating the need for a tower simplifies installation and significantly reduces your cost.
Patented Self-Braking System

The ECO 1200 is designed to rotate at around 225 rpm versus 900 rpm for competitors. Large rpms on other turbines result in vibration and noise.

Inverter Specifications
Continuous Rated Output Power 1200 W
Continuous Output Voltage 120 VAC
Dynamic Loading: Peak Power Tracking Algorithm
Distortion less than 5% (2.5% typical)
Efficiency (Max) 94%
Temperature Operating Range 0-40 C; 32-140 F
Altitude Operating 4500m; 15,000ft
Price: Call

More Vertical Axis Turbines coming soon!

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Electricity produced by wind generation can be used directly, as in water pumping applications, or it can be stored in batteries for household use when needed. Wind generators can be used alone, or they may be used as part of a hybrid system, in which their output is combined with that of photovoltaics, and/or a fossil fuel generator.Hybrid systems are especially useful for winter backup of home systems where cloudy weather and windy conditions occur simultaneously.

The most important decision when considering wind power is determining whether or not your chosen site has enough wind to generate the power for your needs, whether it is available consistently, and if it is available in the season that you need it.

The power available from wind varies as the cube of the wind speed. If the wind speed doubles, the power of the wind (ability to do work) increases 8 times. For example, a 10 mile per hour wind has one eighth the power of a 20 mile per hour wind. (10 x 10 x 10 =1000 versus 20 x 20 x 20 = 8000).

One of the effects of the cube rule is that a site which has an average wind speed reflecting wide swings from very low to very high velocity may have twice or more the energy potential of a site with the same average wind speed which experiences little variation.This is because the occasional high wind packs a lot of power into a short period of time.Of course, it is important that this occasional high wind come often enough to keep your batteries charged. If you are trying to provide smaller amounts of power consistently, you should use a generator that operates effectively at slower wind velocities.

Wind speed data is often available from local weather stations or airports, as well as the US Dept. of Commerce,National Climatic Center in Asheville,N.C.You can also do your own site analysis with an anemometer or totalizer and careful observation. Installation of generators should be close to the battery bank to minimize line loss, and 30 feet higher than obstructions within a 300 foot radius. The tower should be well grounded.

Use these Wind Speed Maps to check the average wind speed in your area.

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