Sauer Energy Unveils Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine
Sauer Energy's compact vertical-axis wind turbine is quieter and generates electricity at much slower speeds, making it great for business and residential use.
The Sauer Energy design is not the first vertical-axis wind turbine to hit the market, but it has some singularly intriguing features. Sauer Energy's use of a dimpled blade surface makes the vertical-axis wind turbine more efficient at capturing wind from all directions. This produces sufficient torque to allow electricity generation at much slower blade speeds. A mere 6 mph wind can turn the blades enough to produce power, while allowing the turbine to run much quieter than the larger horizontal-axis models. The slower speeds are also safer for our avian friends.
Two of the most obvious benefits of the Sauer Energy vertical-axis wind turbine are its size and lightweight carbon fiber composite construction. Compact and relatively unobtrusive, the vertical-axis wind turbine can be easily integrated onto rooftops of homes and businesses. This results in a cost effective alternative energy approach because it removes dependency on a larger municipal power grid.
The unique design features of the Sauer Energy vertical-axis wind turbine is likely to make it stand out in the burgeoning micro wind turbine market, especially for residential applications.