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

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Pros: This is one of many small wind generators on the market

Cons: Just another mechanical wind generator

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 inverter, no batteries. This has got to be a imported product not American Made. This means there will not be parts for the next 10 years. Back in 1980; I was asked to replace a wind generator as far as power goes. It seems back then that the wind generator stopped working. The company went out of business and no one could fix the wind generator. According to the customer the wind generator did work for about 6 months. The company that they purchased this system went under. The customer paid a very good price for the wind generator and the tower. The major complaint that the customer told me is they had no support or service. The wind generator had a 90 day warranty and that was it. They never got the power out of the wind generator for more than 6 hours. I still have pictures of the solar panels we installed and the wind generator in the background standing still. I am just wondering although the product looks good. How good is the company behind it. We should always look at the company behind the product. Who are they. How many systems have they installed? What is the real price and performance figures?
How much noise does this wind generator make? All these questions without answers don't make sales. It seems the company that represents this product is just a distributor. How does that help the American People? It is just as bad as importing oil. I feel that all renewable energy products should be made in America. It is good for our economy and the future of the United States. Some products that are produced over seas are just as good or better than our technology. But I have been fooled many times.  

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Pros: cheap

Cons: lack of data makes difficult to evaluate

 On the Windmax web site http://greenpower4less.com/index.html there is no power curve shown. The power ratings given are for 26 to 29 mph winds which are a storm condition and seen a very small percentage of the time.

Output at the more typical 12 mph wind speeds (if one is lucky as not all locations have that) the output would be virtually nil.

The low speed startup is meaningless as at 3 m/s (6.7 mph) there is very little power in the wind to capture.

Claims of the advantages of 5 blades vs the usual 3 are not supported by science.
Windmax Green Energy 5 Blade Wind Turbine, 1200W Max/24V, High Output, Hybrid
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Designed with both reliability and performance in mind, WindMax Wind Turbines feature maintenance free design, high reliability and consistent performance. A small home wind turbine is a long term investment. Before you purchase a wind turbine, the first factor to consider is if the energy produced by a wind turbine can pay for itself in 10 years or less. In order to achieve this, the wind turbine must be a high quality, reliable, maintenance free wind turbine with excellent performance. The second factor to consider is installation and ownership cost. Poor reliability, low quality and high maintenance will greatly increase ownership cost and make the wind turbine impossible to pay for itself. The third factor is environment and safety. A small home wind turbine should be safe for high winds, quiet and have no vibrations to make it residential/home friendly. High Efficiency 1200W Maximum Hybrid Output/24V WINDMAX Wind Turbine system with Slip Ring, Electromagnetic speed limitation, blade over-speed braking and hybrid solar/wind power output capability with maintenance free design. WINDMAX Wind Turbine system WINDMAX-H12 is built for residential/industrial land, RV, and marine applications

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