Wind Turbine Energy FAQ
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
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 happens in high winds?
All functions of the HTW are controlled by a computerized Smart Box connected to an anemometer, constantly reading wind speed and direction. The Honeywell Wind Turbine Smart Box interacts with the turbine’s motor, optimizing the turbines’ positioning, maximizing wind capture (up to 42 mph) and turning into the wind, when exceeding 42 mph. The Honeywell Wind Turbine is certified to industry safety and electrical standards.
Is the Honeywell Wind Turbine a replacement for a backup generator?
This will depend on if you are utilizing a grid-interactive or non-grid energy management system. The OutBack Power System is a non-grid system that stores power and can be used when the grid is down.
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 are the state and local regulations governing turbine installations?
The small wind industry is changing rapidly and so are the bylaws and ordinances governing them. Many localities and States are clearing the way for small installations, but there’s still much work to be done. The Honeywell Wind Turbine is 170lbs, 6 foot in diameter, high output turbine, making it far easier to get approvals. Most restrictions are in place to prevent 30- 60 foot towers and >12 foot blades. The Honeywell Wind Turbine is redefining the market again.
West Michigan Wind Turbine Energy Systems Technology
The wind turbine operation begins with the output of the turbine at very low wind speeds. The turbine outputs pure DC and can provide up to 165VDC at 12.9amps for a rating of 2KW total output. The turbine also contains two very important features that allow the control system to achieve a maximum power output and high wind protection; one is an anemometer for wind speed and direction, and second is a motor that rotates the turbine to either maintain the best position for wind or protects the turbine from excessively high winds.
Both of these features allow the control system to achieve the maximum power output through measurement of wind speed and direction. The system will rotate the turbine into the wind, and based on the wind direction then measure the speed and calculate the best voltage that will achieve the maximum power. These features also provide protection to the turbine. The controller can rotate out of the wind to protect the turbine from spinning too fast.
Turning a wind turbine into a wind generator by eliminating the gear box.
Wind Turbine Power Output
• 1,500 Watts at 31 mph
• 2,200 Watts at 38 mph Peak Rating
• 2752 kWh/yr maximum output constant wind (Class 4 DOE)
Energy Output Power Curve
Wind turbine technology output curve Watt and kWh data for the
Honeywell Wind Turbine model WT6500
Note: The Honeywell Wind Turbine data for energy generation is measured against wind speeds at steady state.
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
A Wind Turbine Like No Other For...
• 6' Size
• Energy Recovery
• Startup speed
• Ease of Permitting
• Quiet Operation
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
Optional Controllers included:
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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