WINDSPOT 3.5 kW small wind turbine gets Class 1 certification according IEC standards.
Class 1 certification will allow us to be certified in the U.S. and UK, opening the most important markets for our domestic wind turbines.
About 4 months ago CIEMAT certified the power curve of 3.5 KW WINDSPOT small wind turbine. Now they have also certified its durability and the machine has been included in Class 1, that is, our domestic wind turbine supports the strongest winds and harshest conditions. WINDSPOT is the only wind turbine in its power range in the world to get Class 1.
In six months our small wind turbine has produced fantastic data in the testing field in Soria, where it has by far exceeded the requirements for certification. Thus, in the trial, the wind turbine has been exposed to winds above 18 m / s during 330 hours, though the test requires only 25 hours.
This test also checks the availability of the wind turbine, the absence of any operation faults. The result has been 100% satisfactory, the wind turbine has not failed at any time during rehearsals, though 90% of the operating time without failing is considered enough for the domestic wind turbine to be classified as safe.
Another part of the test consists of a measurement of the wind turbine power curve throughout the test to verify that it remains unchanged over time. During the six months while the machine was put to test the power performance at different wind speeds has been successfully verified.
These excellent results obtained in the trials at the CIEMAT in terms of durability, power and noise must now be sent to Intertek to issue the certifications. Thus, WINDSPOT small wind turbines will get during this summer a certification for U.S. and UK, the two most important markets in the small wind sector.
The Small Wind Association of Finland asks for a specific law for small wind turbines.
Our Windspot, protagonist of Finnish TV news, denounces the unclear laws that are blocking the development of this market.
The small wind turbine market asks for a more specific law in Finland. The unclear laws and the bureaucracy required from some local authorities are discouraging consumers and businesses to invest in small wind power units in several municipalities of Finland.
Finnish TV news has drawn the attention to the battle against bureaucracy some consumers have to face if they want to install a small wind turbine in some municipalities. And the protagonist for this news was a Windspot Small Wind turbine that generates energy for an advertising sign.
The law doesn’t clearly say what kinds of permits are needed for these installations, and depending of the municipality, the requirements have huge differences.
Small Wind Association has denounced the situation, where unclear laws are hindering the development of this market. In Finland there are around 1.100 small wind turbines. Windspot turbines are installed in places like universities and amusement parks around the country.
Finnish SOK market chain is very keen on energy savings in their stores. As their latest hardware store opened on the 1st of March in Nummela, Southern Finland, the company had opted to produce energy themselves. Advertisement lighting is known to use a lot of electricity. As a solution SOK decided to install a 3,5 kW Windspot wind turbine on top of their advertising pylon.
The Windspot turbine will produce enough electricity to light the tower and when the lighting is not used, the wind turbine production will be used in the store.
Our small wind turbines will be present at New Energy Husum, in Germany.
This has become the most important, international market place for small wind energy.