Polar Regions & -0C Environments
Winter temperatures regularly approach -30C and stay below 0C four months of the year at our factory in central Finland, a northern-European Nordic country. This is the perfect environment for severe cold-weather equipment testing & proving.
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No Turbine Icing
A benefit of Windside's unique turbine design is a natural resistance to the icing problems which plague other turbine designs, especially horizontal axis "windmill" turbines. Heater or de-icing systems are not required with our turbines.
No Breakages or Cracks
All of our turbines use materials strong enough to operate normally at -50C for many months with or without sunlight. Use of low-temp capable batteries are recommended.
Transporting & erecting turbines at site is a challenge in remote areas. The WS-0,15 and WS-0,30 wind turbines are light enough to be single man-portable. Ensure adequate foundation, pole, or lattice tower is used.
Easy Set-up & Connection
Simple set up & electrical connection to ease installation in remote areas. Wind turbine generator requires one 3-phase AC cable with 3 wires to connect (one for each phase). Connect this to the small charge controller/rectifier. This outputs via a +/- 2-wire VDC cable to the battery(ies).
Newest Antarctic base
Jan-Feb 2014 - Windside supplies turbines to Jang Bogo Station, Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) >>>
World's Most Remote Island
Bouvet Island, South Atlantic - March 2014 - The Norwegian Polar Institute deployed 4 Windside turbines on a new remote field station on uninhabited Bouvet Island.
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