Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) are designed for places around where we live and work. Low blade speeds cause less noise, shorter blade length less disturbance to the environment.


Vertical axis wind turbines rotate with lower rpm than horizontal axis turbines. Yet, they are equally performant providing green power near built environments.


Decentralised energy coming from VAWT next to your SME provides you with green power directly for your business. FeedIn Tariffs get you extra money for each kWh produced energy.


The principle of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) is that the blades rotate parallel to a vertical axis which results in aerodynamic advantages, lower rotation speed, less turbulence, and less noise. The direction of the wind is no longer relevant as for horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT) which usually results in a high and above-average efficiency. Typical dimensions of a mid-size VAWT comprise hub heights of up to 50 m, rotor diameter of about 20-25 m, and blade length of about 10-15 m. Typical generator capacities lie within 50 to 300 kW.

Hence, this technology is completely in line with the environment. Vertical rotating wind turbines are perceived positively and their looks are highly accepted by the general public. The low speed rotation of the blades is less disturbing to our visions and there is no adverse effect on wildlife (bats, birds) and plants.


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