A manufacturer of small turbines says its 5 kW R9000 turbine has earned full certification from the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) – the U.S. independent body that certifies small turbines that meet or exceed its performance and safety requirements.
The Evance R9000 successfully passed rigorous safety, function, performance, and durability testing, in accordance with the AWEA Standard, to become one of only four turbines to achieve full certification from the SWCC.
“It is great news that we have received full SWCC certification for our R9000 turbine,” says Kevin Parslow, CEO of Evance Wind Turbines. “There are R9000 small wind turbines installed across 17 states, and we’re looking to expand this significantly in 2013.”
Montana resident Mike Langert says, “Our home is built for energy efficient with well-planned windows, lighting, insulation, and an efficient heating and cooling system, but we still use 12,000 to 15,000 kWh of electricity a year. With the Evance turbine now generating up to 75% of our requirements, we are saving a substantial amount on energy costs and reducing our use of power generated from fossil fuels.”
The Evance R9000 is a UK-designed and manufactured 3-blade, upwind, horizontal axis wind turbine with a swept area of 23.8 m2. The AWEA Rated Annual Energy is 9,160 kWh, for one year based on an average wind speed of 5 m/s (11.2 mph), and the AWEA Rated Power is 4.7 kW at 11 m/s. The SWCC Consumer Label, Certificate and Summary Report can be found here.
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