Residential micro-wind turbines may one day become a popular way for people to produce their own energy at home.
The Icelandic renewable wind energy company IceWind has developed this new mini wind turbine for domestic energy production.
IceWind has converted a decommissioned coal power plant in Reykjavik into its headquarters. The company is now in the final stages of development.
The concept is simple: We take time-tested technologies and bring them into the modern age. Using super tough materials like aerospace grade aluminum, carbon fiber, and high grade stainless steel, our turbines are built to withstand anything. This includes the terrible winds of Iceland, which regularly exceed 80 kilometers per hour during the dark and cold winter of the island country.
Saethor Asgeirsson, CEO of IceWind.
The company is developing robust vertical axis wind turbines for any application, from feeding Arctic weather monitoring stations to “Off The Grid” cabins.
In the land of Ice and Fire, this young company is developing a new approach to wind energy production.
Developing innovative turbine design, the company has looked to the past to design the future. And as we find cheaper residential micro wind turbines on the market, IceWind is setting itself apart from the competition with a smart and straightforward design, using the highest quality manufacturing materials.
Its unique design integrates two types of blades: the ‘Savonieus’ tow blades dating back to the Persian Empire, and the ‘Darrieus’ lifting blades, commonly seen on conventional wind turbines and aircraft. This balanced combination results in a turbine that generates power in both light and extreme wind conditions.
Like all Arctic Islanders, Asgeirsson and his team are no strangers to the extreme conditions of storms. During winter, winds regularly reach 80 km / h even within the capital area. Although unfortunate for everyone else, these weather conditions provide the perfect opportunity for IceWind to thoroughly test its turbines.
“It’s actually quite fun, ” says Asgeirsson. ” We are the only ones in Iceland who get excited when there are strong winds in the weather forecast .”
The young company is currently developing two product lines: one intended to be mounted on telecommunications towers and in more extreme arctic conditions, and another for slightly milder residential applications. They are currently selling their turbines locally in Iceland, and plan to hit the market in Europe and North America later this year.
The trials here in Iceland have been very successful, and we are excited to start selling our products in other countries. Our turbines survived Iceland and will survive everywhere else.
They can now be booked at: icewind.is