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The world needs more clean energy but for many people, the cost is too high. Building on the successes of conventional wind power technology, Pacific Sky Power has developed affordable wind turbines that can be used at many different locations. If you don't have a good spot for installation, we also have towers. These systems are good starter kits for learning about this technology. 

Wind turbines convert kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy which spins a generator to produce clean electricity. Our wind turbine is rated at 15 watts which can be used for charging 12 volt batteries. They’re great for camping, on boats and science projects. The 30 and 45 watt wind turbine systems include multiple turbines on a specialized tower.

View testing clips of the 45 watt system below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDuXypK7SgA 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC1Vrq3Bql4&feature=youtu.be

Technical Specifications

Startup wind speed:   8 mph

Optimum wind range:   10 to 25 mph

Survival wind speed:   40 mph

Rotor type:   Horizontal axis

Number of blades:   2

Blade material:   GWS plastic

Rotor diameter:   15"

Generator type:   Brushed DC motor

Battery charging:   12 volt DC

Charging rpm:   500 to 2000 rpm

Weight:   1 lb

Power cable length:   10 ft

Output:   15 watts

Over speed protection:   Yes

Risks and challenges

To develop these products we have conducted extensive tests to measure output and durability of components. We started with a 14” long propeller and recently switched to a 15” long propeller that is stronger and performs better in all wind conditions. With this improvement, we saw a 50% increase in power production. Our tower kits have also been upgraded with a stiffer tower and other structural features for improved performance.

Like most manufacturing projects, we will face challenges with expanding production but since we have already started low rate production feel confident in taking the next steps. After a successful Kickstarter campaign our team will order materials and components, manufacture each system with attention to detail, test to ensure the generating capacity is good and ship all rewards to our backers by the end of June 2013.

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