TWN Wind Power distributes wind turbines manufactured by Endurance Wind Power, based in Surrey, BC Canada. The turbines are manufactured in Canada, and current installations are in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
The turbines are classified as “Small Wind Turbines” or “Distributed Wind Energy” turbines, and include the E-3120 50kW wind turbine and S-343 5kW wind turbine.
The Endurance turbines have a design focused on a number of critical attributes, to maximize Energy Production with safe, quiet and reliable operation.
Key design attributes include:
Swept Area (Rotor Diameter)
The power output of a wind turbine is directly related to the area swept by the blades. The larger the diameter of its blades, the more power it is capable of extracting from the wind. Think of the Swept Area as a large ‘net’. This ‘net’ will capture the power from the wind, and produce energy. The larger the ‘net’ or Swept Area, equals the more energy production.
|Rotor Diameter – This is measured by a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter.
Swept area –This refers to the area “swept” by the turbine blades, usually represented in square feet/meters of the rotor.
The large Swept Area allows the turbine to start producing power in lower wind conditions and to produce more energy than competing turbines across various wind conditions.
As a matter of fact, the E3120 50kW wind turbine will produce more energy than any other 50kW wind turbine on the market today.
Safety is high priority for small wind turbines. Safety features include:
- Dual disc brakes – When the turbine control system detects any fault condition such as excess wind or a grid power loss, the disc braking system activates, shutting the turbine down completely until the control system instructs the brakes to release and the turbine to re-start.
- Aerodynamic stalling – Advanced blade designs that shed wind in excessive wind conditions in order to protect the turbine from damage.
- Advanced computer control system – Each turbine is controlled by an onboard computer system and the proprietary software application which manages all operational aspects of the turbine such as power output (select units), cut-in, cut-out, fault detection and pneumatic braking.
The Endurance engineers have focused on minimizing sound output throughout the operating range of the wind turbines. Even at higher wind speeds, the S and E series wind turbines are so quiet that they are barely noticeable over a regular conversation.
All Endurance wind turbines are asynchronous, meaning they rely on induction generators to produce electricity from the wind. This configuration is common to large scale wind turbines and is employed in the most modern of distributed wind turbine designs. Asynchronous, Induction Generator turbines produce grid-ready AC power which can flow directly on to the grid through standard electrical connections.
Engineering excellence, robust components and exhaustive testing are the cornerstones of the wind turbine design, production and deployment process. Throughout initial design and subsequent revisions, all models have undergone extensive testing to ensure that wind turbine owners can count on energy generation for 20 years or more.
Whether Endurance wind turbines are being installed in residential, rural or business settings, the visual impact of the turbines is important. Clean lines, and smooth transitions from blades to nacelle and tower ensure that Endurance wind turbines are pleasing to the eye in any landscape.
About Endurance Wind Power
Endurance Wind Power is a Canadian manufacturer of advanced small wind turbines, designed specifically for distributed wind energy applications. Their line of modern, induction-based 5kW and 50kW wind turbines bring efficient, reliable, safe and quiet, renewable energy within reach of communities, farmers, businesses and institutions across North America, the United Kingdom and an expanding global market. www.endurancewindpower.com