AWS Vertical Wind Turbine Update 1 March 2018
As promised the team at AWS have been very busy with settling the finer details of the AWS V series wind turbine.
The anticipated February release date to our first customer group has been delayed due to our wind partners Ginlong Tech deciding to focus on their US solar market. In true AWS fashion our team and engineers worked hard to provide a solution to not only replace the Ginlong stator but increase its capacity by a whopping 50% whilst reducing weight by 30%.
The alteration to the stator provided an opportunity to review the main shaft assembly to further reduce weight and increase stability.
The overall result is less weight, more efficiency, less maintenance. Of course, the offset is that the V series is taking a little longer to release.
Production changes in the Ballarat metal fabrication facility means output of the V series frame work will reduce by 3 weeks which will streamline the delivery time frame.
Over 100 blades are now completed and anodized with over 200 CNC end plates already manufactured.
The AWS V series is currently in testing at the ASW test facility and the next stage will be a full system test including the new stator and main shaft scheduled in two weeks.
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Thursday, 21 September, 2017
The Andrews Labor Government today announced $100,000 to increase production of an innovative renewable energy management product produced by Australian Wind and Solar. Australian Wind and Solar are investing $398,000 to set up a facility to design and assemble the SunMate product locally in Victoria. The SunMate product can be used by homes and businesses to enable surplus renewable energy to be redirected to power hot water, underfloor heating, pumps, and other devices. This technology can also be used to reduce problems faced by distribution networks when demand is high by diverting excess renewable energy back to the grid. Australian Wind and Solar currently produce 500 units annually, this funding will help it increase output to more than 1000 units each year. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the funding today as part of the second round of the Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF) grants. The NEJF allows for grants of between $20,000 and $1 million to support new energy technology projects that support the uptake of renewable energy, reduce emissions, and assist community groups to develop their own projects. Over 50 applications were received in round two of the New Energy Jobs Fund, resulting in 21 successful projects receiving a total of $6.7 million in grants. More information on the NEJF at: Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “Projects such as this illustrate how the Andrews Labor Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund is helping create jobs and improve renewable energy capabilities.” “Renewable energy is vital to Victoria’s energy future – making energy supplies cleaner, attracting investment and creating thousands of jobs.”
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