A New Wind Turbine Built for Small Buildings

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"The vertical-axis turbine is cheap to manufacture, contains few moving parts and is designed to be installed by a single worker."

Earth Techling, Lauren Craig

Sauer Energy, the latest entrant in the small wind-turbine market, will launch commercial production of its WindCharger vertical-axis wind turbine in November. According to Sauer, the vertical-axis turbine is cheap to manufacture, contains few moving parts and is designed to be installed by a single worker.

The three-blade turbine is manufactured from UV-protected lightweight composite, resin and plastic, and has about a 20-year life expectancy. The compact unit is designed to be integrated unobtrusively into existing residential and small commercial buildings. The company also claims that the WindCharger can generate power at wind velocities as low as 5 mph. . .View Full Article

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