Wind Turbine Energy FAQ
What about the noise from turbines that’s in the news, and what about birds?
Traditional turbines have reported issues with vibration caused when the wind passes over and behind the blades, referred to as cavitation. The Honeywell Wind Turbine deflects the wind in a completely different manner, alleviating this characteristic. Unlike traditional turbines that are difficult for birds to see as the tips are virtually transparent, the Honeywell Wind Turbine turbine’s design, color, and enclosed border system help make the turbine more distinguishable to wildlife.
How much money will the wind turbine save me?
The ROI of the turbine will depend on many different factors:
1. Your annual kW usage
2. The price you pay per kWh
3. The incentives available to you
4. Your installation cost
While the ROI will be shorter for some people than for others, we believe that increasing energy prices within the next few years will decrease the payback time of our product even more.
What’s involved to install the Honeywell Wind Turbine? Can I do it myself?
We highly recommend that installation be done through a certified installer. Those certified installers are trained on a continual basis. Because the Honeywell Wind Turbine operates in low wind speeds, installation and placement is critical in maximizing the wind energy. The Honeywell Wind Turbine can be installed on a pole, plate, or rooftop where there is unobstructed access to the wind.
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What wind do I have?
80% of our actual wind resources in North America are well below 10 mph, 90% of the time. Almost all traditional wind turbines require 8mph winds to cut in and start turning. Unfortunately, to date small wind turbines have failed to impress in terms of energy creation, sound quality and the installation expense. When we state “we turned wind turbines inside out”…. we had to do just that…. By removing the mechanics and gears from the center core, the Honeywell Wind Turbine, patented Blade Tip Power System (BTPS) starts turning at 1 mph, begins generating energy at 2 mph, therefore is in operations 50% more of the time, than traditional systems.
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Rising demand for energy and its impact on the environment are the defining challenges of this century. Free Power Wind Turbines is tackling these concerns by providing solutions for a secure and energy-efficient transmission and distribution of electricity, and for increasing productivity for residential and small businesses. That is why Free Power Wind Turbines stands for Power and Productivity for a better- quality world. We strive to balance economic, environmental and social objectives and integrate them into our daily business decisions to create value for our customers.
A Wind Turbine Like No Other
The Honeywell Wind Turbine is a gearless wind turbine that measures just 6 feet (1.8 m) in diameter, weighs 185 lbs (84 kgs) and produces up to 1500 kWh per year depending on height and location. The Honeywell Wind Turbine's BTPS perimeter power system and unique design of multistage blades allows the system to react quickly to changes in wind speed. This ensures that the maximum wind energy is captured without the typical noise and vibration associated with traditional wind turbines.
The Honeywell Wind Turbine has an increased operating span over traditional turbines with a start-up speed as low as 0.5 mph (0.2 m/s), with an auto shut off at 38 mph (17.0 m/s), traditional gearbox turbines require minimum wind speeds of 7.5 mph (3.5 m/s) to cut in and start generating power. The Honeywell Wind Turbine is designed to be installed by a licensed electrician wherever energy is consumed, turning homes and businesses from points of total consumption to distributed energy sources, in a cost effective and efficient manner.
The Honeywell WT6500 automatically moves with the wind through its directional fins and can be installed on a pole, roof or commercial mount.
Flat Roof (commercial)
QuadPod & Ballast Mount
QuadPod & Roof Box
Commercial or Residential
Cell Tower Mount
How to redesign a wind turbine to start at 0.5 mph
By practically eliminating mechanical resistance and drag, the Honeywell Wind Turbine produces up to 1500 kWh's per year depending on height and location. The Honeywell Wind Turbine's BTPS perimeter power system and unique design of the multi-stage blades allows the system to react quickly to changes in wind speed, ensuring that the maximum wind energy is captured, without the typical noise and vibration associated with traditional wind turbines.
The Honeywell Wind Turbine is a gearless, wind turbine that measures just 6 feet (1.8 m) in diameter, weighs 185 lbs (84 kgs) and has an increased operating span over traditional turbines with a start-up speed as low as 0.5 mph (0.2 m/s), with an auto shut off at 38 mph (17.0 m/s). Traditional gearbox turbines require minimum wind speeds of 7.5 mph (3.5 m/s) to cut in and start generating power.
The Honeywell Wind Turbine is designed to be installed by a licensed electrician wherever energy is consumed, turning homes and businesses from points of total consumption to distributed energy sources, in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Energy Management Power Controller Systems
The Honeywell Wind Turbine WT6500 can be must be combined with an energy management system. We utilize the non-tie grid Outback Power System and the grid-interactive Aurora from Power-One.
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WHERE TO PLACE YOUR WIND TURBINE
The directional fins continuously guide the turbine for maximum wind exposure. The system starts turning at 0.5 mph (0.2 m/s), automatically shuts down in high winds (+38 mph [+17.0 m/s]) through its electromagnetic braking system and is designed to withstand winds up to 140 mph (62.6 m/s).
WIND ENERGY RECOMMENDATIONS
Many factors will affect the output of the turbine at each location depending on placement. Your location can be affected by trees, terrain and obstructions.
• Always seek the highest elevation and lowest obstruction field as possible (33 feet (10.0 m) minimum, the higher the better).
• You may advise your city, town or neighbors that you're installing a new generation wind turbine, but at 185 lbs (84 kgs), 6 feet (1.8 m), 35 dB at 10 feet (3.1 m), it may be not necessary. We're here to help you.
• An average annual wind rating of 12 mph (5.4 m/s) is recommended as a good minimum wind speed to keep in mind, off grid locations might consider less.
• The Honeywell Wind Turbine is designed for all environments from hot to cold temperatures and from coastal locations to mountaintops.
• Electrical connection is very similar to a backup generator connected to the building or solar power to the grid.
• The system is designed to be installed by a licensed electrical contractor.
• Our Smart Swap warranty program allows contractors to replace components easily.
• The roof box QuadPod system is designed for pitched or flat roof tops. As roof construction and roof lines vary, pole mounted installations are recommended for residential environments for optimal cost,
flexibility and performance.
The Honeywell Wind Turbine
A Wind Turbine Like No Other For...
• 6' Size
• Energy Recovery
• Startup speed
• Ease of Permitting
• Quiet Operation
The Future Of Wind Power
Tip Power System
The innovative Blade Tip Power System (BTPS) is the patented technology created by WindTronics. The Honeywell Wind Turbine utilizes a system of magnets and stators surrounding its outer ring capturing power at the blade tips where speed is greatest, practically eliminating mechanical resistance and drag. Rather than forcing the available wind to turn a generator, the perimeter power system becomes the generator by swiftly passing the blade tip magnets through the copper coil banks mounted onto the enclosed perimeter frame. The Blade Tip Power System addresses past constraints such as size, noise, vibration and output. The enclosed perimeter shrouds the system and is more distinguishable to wildlife. WindTronics' proprietary systems are breaking traditional technological barriers across multiple markets, for homes and businesses, for both energy generation and energy recapture even in moderate winds.
Wind Turbine Model WT6500
Wind Turbine Features:
Honeywell Gearless Wind Turbine
Blade Tip Power System (BTPS)
BTPS Permanent Magnet Electric Generator
Installs on Pole, Roof Mount or Commercial Mount
ETL Listed, Conforming to UL 1741 & CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 107.1
Blades – Glass Filled Nylon Composite
Wide Wind Acceptance – Auto Directional
Cut in wind speed 0.5 mph (0.2 m/s)
Acoustic Noise Emissions < 35dB at 10 feet (3.1 m)
Designed to withstand winds up to 140 mph (62.6 m/s)
Shut down wind speed 38 mph (17.0 m/s)
Electromagnetic Braking System
Connects to building, utility or battery charge controller
Aurora, OutBack, or DC Charger
5 Year Limited Warranty
Annual CO2 Displacement 2.2 Tons
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The Honeywell WT6500 automatically moves with the wind through its directional fins and can be installed on a pole, roof or commercial mount. The turbine has a start-up speed as low as 0.5 mph, with an auto shut off at 38 mph.
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