Residential micro-wind turbines may one day become a popular way for people to generate 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 disused coal-fired power plant in Reykjavik into its headquarters. The company is now in the last stages of development.
The concept is simple: we take proven technologies and bring them into the modern age. Using heavy duty materials like aerospace grade aluminum, carbon fiber, and high grade stainless steel, our turbines are built to withstand anything. This includes the terrible winds from 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 develops rugged vertical axis wind turbines for all applications, from powering weather monitoring stations in the Arctic to “Off The Grid” cabins.
In the land of ice and fire, this young company is developing a new approach to wind energy production.
In developing an innovative turbine design, the company looked to the past to design the future. And as we find cheaper residential micro wind turbines on the market, IceWind differentiates itself from the competition with a smart and simple design, using the highest quality construction materials.
Its unique design incorporates two types of blades: the “Savonieus” towing blades dating from the Persian Empire, and the “Darrieus” lifting blades, commonly seen on conventional airplanes and wind turbines. This balanced combination results in a turbine that generates power in light and extreme wind conditions.
Like all Arctic islanders, Asgeirsson and his team are no strangers to extreme storm conditions. In winter, winds regularly reach 80 km / h even in the capital region. Although unfortunate for everyone, these weather conditions are the perfect opportunity for IceWind to thoroughly test its turbines.
“It’s actually quite funnySaid 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 for mounting 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 delighted to start selling our products in other countries. Our turbines survived Iceland and will survive everywhere else.
They can already be reserved for: icewind.is