21 Apr '11, 5pm

Gearless Wind Turbine Launches Today!: The much-anticipated Honeywell Wind Turbine from WindTronics officially

It’s too bad that Honeywell lended their name to this turbine. It has been plagued by wild performance claims and it is clear that it is specifically being target towards those that have little experience in wind. An example of these claims are the unique gearless design. Very few if any of turbines this size have a gearbox. Yet they make it sound like it is unique. Secondly would be the claim of starting up at 2 mph. It may start spinning then and perhaps they have the correct power electronic to allow power production at those speeds but the energy available in the wind at that speed is miniscule. So if it is a 1500 watt turbine at 31 mph expect to see about 1-5 watts out of it at 2 mph. That is deceptive. I had a friend that is not an engineer or familiar with wind read this article (a potential buyer type of person) and their take away was that they would be producing ...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/04/honeywell-wind-turbine...

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