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Mariah Power Windspire

Bad all around

wildspirit

Pros: The birds like sitting on it when it isn't turning.

Cons: low output, poor customer service, broken

I purchased a Windspire a few years ago. I've never been happy with the power output. Since then I have been through 2 inverters and due to a faulty shorting clip, the unit sheered off in high winds and the top had to be replaced. The last episode was once again after some heavy winds and the brake wouldn't kick off. After waiting several months for a replacement inverter, I installed it and...
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Wind Turbine Industries Jacobs Turbine

Wind Turbine Industries Jacobs Turbine

“It is a well designed machine and has what I found to be good instructions in the assembly manual. I did most of the install myself and had the dealer spend 2 days assisting me with the final wiring and standing the tower. The kit was about 47,000 USD and about another 10,000 USD for the concrete, rebar, wiring, drill rig to bore the holes for the foundation, crane to stand the tower, and the...” --aviator1013

100% Positive Reviews
Southwest Windpower Skystream 3.7 Residential Wind Generator

Southwest Windpower Skystream 3.7 Residential Wind Generator

“Over all I am extremely happy with my Skystream 3.7. I installed it in back in September of last year 2007. Initially I had a problem that arose two months after I installed it. It had a software problem that shut the machine down for over a month and a half, but Southwest Wind Power switched it out with a new Skystream turbine and it has been running great ever since. I installed the...” --joshuajanes

44% Positive Reviews
Home Energy HEA Energy Ball V100

Home Energy HEA Energy Ball V100

This beautiful and low-noise turbine is being characterized by the six curved rotor blades which are attached to the rotor hub with both ends. When the Energy Ball® rotor turns it resembles a sphere, and as a distinct feature the wind blows parallel to the rotor hub through the rotor. This wind flow direction (flow pattern) forms a key contrast with classic sphere shaped Darrieus turbines,...

Mariah Power Windspire

Mariah Power Windspire

“ Check the web site at www.mariahpower.com - unless you are in an area with exceptional wind speeds the output is minimal.  At 5 m/s (12 mph) wind speed the puts out between 100 and 150 watts. Using the commercial capacity factor of approx 0.35 (say 150*8760*.35/1000) you may reach 500 kWh annual production. The unit base price is about 6,000 USD plus what ever else is required. The projected...” --Russ

40% Positive Reviews
 Windmax Green Energy 5 Blade, Wind Turbine, 650W Max/12V, High Output, Hybrid

Windmax Green Energy 5 Blade, Wind Turbine, 650W Max/12V, High Output, Hybrid

“ Even iin higher winds, it didn't produce significant power, although it responded well in lower winds. When connected along with other products, such as solar panels, it doesn't produce after the panels are producing a higher charging rate. A panel of 300 watts produces more charging power than this unit. My panels produce over 12 amps of charging power.   It is produced in China, so...” --chico4

25% Positive Reviews
Windmax 500W Hybrid Wind Turbine

Windmax 500W Hybrid Wind Turbine

“I purchased this system a couple months ago so I have had time to see how it works. When there is enough wind it works great but in low wind conditions it actually drains power from the batteries. For instance, my solar panels had my batteries full and it was dumping into the loader when a slow wind came up and immediatly stopped the dumping. Within a few hours my batteries were nearly dead!...” --milldrain

50% Positive Reviews
Windmax Green Energy 5 Blade Wind Turbine, 1200W Max/24V, High Output, Hybrid

Windmax Green Energy 5 Blade Wind Turbine, 1200W Max/24V, High Output, Hybrid

“I welcome this type of technology. There is no data available unlike hydro or solar to the actual output under testing conditions. A single sourse for the product does not scare me. But 50 amp mechanical devices do scare me. I do not know this companies plans for installing, service and support. Being 50 amps can kill a unskilled person. Plus this is only one component to the system. No...” --jim386

33% Positive Reviews
Eólica Renagade

Eólica Renagade

“ This Wind turbine uses a nuts and bolts approach to wind turbine constuction, it is in my opinion unbreakable..... The whole thing is made of quality steal whilst the blades are carbon fibre reinforced.   The turbine generates serious power in moderate winds but does need the 11 blades to start in light winds. My turbine has stood upto winds in excess of 125km/h and is still running...” --caspesolar

100% Positive Reviews
Micro Wind Turbine

Micro Wind Turbine

Motorwind™ wind turbines provide an attractive solution to the increasingly unstable energy market and gives the consumer the satisfaction knowing that their energy is helping to safeguard the environment for future generations. Each unit of electricity generated from a Motorwind™ turbine displaces one unit of electricity generated from fossil fuels; contributing to the reduction of...

Windmax Green Energy Hybrid Solar-Wind 1115Watt 24 Volt System Generator

Windmax Green Energy Hybrid Solar-Wind 1115Watt 24 Volt System Generator

WindMax H series is the next generation system built with advanced technology, it is light weight and easy to install. It performs much better and much more reliable than older style wind turbines using furling which is the outdated technology. 1115W/24v WINDMAX Wind/Solar Hybrid system WINDMAX-Hybrid1115 Power output can reach maximum 1240W with both wind power and solar power. This system...