Small urban wind turbine that can make homes energy self-sufficient

Designed by “The Archimedes”, a Dutch renewable energy research and development company, LIAM F1 UWT is a new generation of wind turbines for domestic use that produces much more energy than current ones and generates little noise, is currently under development and continuous improvement. A new development in the world of renewable energies.

Created to be installed on the roofs of buildings, with a diameter of 1.5 meters and a weight of less than 100 kilos. It generates an average of 1,500 kilowatt-hours of energy per year with a wind speed of 5 m / s.

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The design is based on a rotor that captures the kinetic energy of the wind to convert it into mechanical energy. Due to its screw shape, the Liam will automatically point to the optimum wind position just like a pennant and therefore have maximum performance.

The rotor blades are made from flat blades, producing little noise (<45 dB), and both in computer simulations and in the wind tunnel, an efficiency of 52% has been measured, with a maximum peak of 59%. . But despite the friction of the bearings and the obstruction of its frame, this rotor can extract 88% of the energy of the wind.

LIAM F1 on lamppost

With this type of wind turbine, it is possible to achieve an annual production of between 300 and 2,500 kilowatts, which is more or less half the energy that an average house consumes, depending of course on the wind speed and of the height at which it is placed. Combined with photovoltaic solar panels, a home can meet all of its energy needs, especially in combination with new energy storage systems that may soon hit the market.

Engineer Richard Ruijtenbeek of The Archimedes explains that “when there is wind, the energy produced by the turbine is used and when it is sunny, solar cells are used to generate energy“.

Here you can see its technical characteristics in more depth.

Or buy? Contact the manufacturer here.

More information: thearchimedes.com