Windflow 500 Wind Turbine
- 500 kW – best FIT revenue bracket
- Highest annual energy production of any turbine under 50 m tip height, on a class 1 site
- 33 m diameter, two-bladed rotor
- 30 or 50 m hub height
- 3.9 – 30 m/s operating wind speeds
Product features and benefits:
Reliability and long life
The two-bladed teetering rotor and Torque Limiting Gearbox are designed to avoid damaging loads and the turbine is IEC certified for at least a 20 year life in strong winds.
Grid Friendly Synchronous Generator
The synchronous generator connected directly to the grid provides compliance with grid codes at no extra cost and enhances the ability to connect to weak grids. Its elegant simplicity avoids the complexity and unreliability of an electrical converter which direct drive and variable speed turbines need.
Light weight design for easy transport & installation
The Windflow 500 is the lightest and most compact in its class. It is easier todeliver and install with standard trucks and an 80 t crane, best for single installations in remote locations.
The 30 m tower option gives a tip height under the 50 m threshold, which makes planning easier. 50 m towers are also available.
Easy to operate and maintain
Mechanical components from established suppliers means a turbine that is easy to maintain and less likely to suffer from obsolete electronic components.
Certified and proven design
The Windflow turbine is fully certified to IEC 61,400 (Class 1A) and is made with components from established suppliers in New Zealand, Australia, UK and Europe.
The company’s flagship turbine, the Windflow 500, has a proven track record with almost 100 turbines. Many are operating at one of the toughest, windiest wind farm locations in the world, Te Rere Hau on New Zealand’s continental divide. Click here to see the turbines’ performance.