The Smart Wind Era
With Skyron turbines, form follows function. Our engineering design was developed to complement both architectural considerations and specific energy needs. The turbine provides an appealing visual presence to commercial property, augmenting the building design and reflecting the owner’s commitment toward sustainability. This is not the case for solar systems that are often hidden on a roof, out of sight to those who would otherwise provide recognition to the building owners.
Smart Wind reflects a new era in the development of integrated renewable energy solutions. By combining efficiency, reliability, and sustainability in the new economy, Skyron addresses a growing global need with the highest level of integrated renewable energy solution designs.
Distributed Generation is energy that is consumed at the point of use and it’s gaining a unique foothold in the new energy economy. Small Wind, according to American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), refers to a wind turbine with a wind energy capacity of 100 KW or less.
Consider the following findings from the AWEA’s Small Wind Turbine Global Market Study for Year Ending 2008:
- The U.S. market for small wind turbines (capacity of 100kW and under) grew 78% in 2008, with an additional 17.3MW of installed capacity, equating to $77MIL in sales.
- Globally, 2008 saw 38.7MW installed amounting to $156MIL in sales.
- As of the end of 2008, the cumulative U.S. installed capacity of was 80MW.
- The industry projects a 30-fold growth within as little as five years, for a cumulative U.S. installed capacity of 1,700 MW by the end of 2013.
- A single residential-scale turbine displaces the CO2 produced by 1.5 average cars
- A single residential-scale turbine displaces the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by 1.5 average cars. The 80MW of cumulative small-wind installed capacity in the US translates to:
- The intangible benefits of small wind, providing a consistent and predictable supply of energy, combined with the expected cost of electricity for 20 - 30 years, can add to its overall value to consumers.
- This site shows the power consumption of various household devices: Power Consumption Table
Note: Formulas for calculating the wind include many complex multiple variables. For a simple approximation of energy output, we recommend using the wind speed slider bar above.