The Gaia-Wind turbine is in the ‘small wind turbine category’ and has a peak rated output of 11kW. It produces an energy yield that is practical for supplying electricity to properties such as farms, large residences, offices, small businesses and public buildings where the primary goal is to reduce the amount of electricity imported rather than generate specifically for export.
The turbine has been developed according to ‘Danish design’; the design basis for most of the large commercial turbines used today.
Like its bigger relatives, it has a slow rotational speed (61RPM) which remains constant regardless of the wind speed. It also incorporates many of the control and safety features found in larger utility-scale turbines.
The Gaia-Wind turbine is configured to give an optimal yield in moderate wind speed sites i.e. those with an annual average wind speed in the range of 4.5-7.5 m/s (10-12mph).
(NB – The Gaia-Wind 133-11 kW turbine uses an asynchronous generator to produce a grid matched output. It requires a 3 phase electrical connection. It does not require an inverter.)