SheerWind recently announced that field tests show multiple turbines used in a row or series have even greater electrical power output.
By placing two turbines in a series in an Invelox system, a large funnel that captures, concentrates, and accelerates wind before delivering it to ground-level turbines, power increased by 1.7x when compared to a single turbine. In other words, one 1,000 kW turbine-generator system in an Invelox produces electrical energy for 341 houses with two turbines operating in succession producing electrical energy for 579 houses.
Multiple turbines in a single Invelox tower means nearly zero operational downtime because maintenance can be done on one turbine while the other continues energy production, says SheerWind.
“Because the INVELOX system directs and controls wind, we are able for the first time in history, to place multiple turbines together to produce more energy,” says Cyndi Lesher, president of SheerWind. “This means a single INVELOX tower is able to increase its output— reducing cost per kilowatt— all without additional structure or land use, increasing the ability to operate in areas never before feasible or economical with even less environmental impact.”
Benefits of twin turbines in succession
• Increase power output by 1.7x at minimum added cost
• Reduced capital expenditure per kilowatt
• Increased production capacity
• Gain in output without increasing footprint
• Offers upgradability to meet increase in customers’ power demands
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