1. Do you have a property that is over 1 acre?
Micro wind turbines are subject to Local Councils' rules due to the height of the towers. They should have stabalising wires which increases the footprint. We recommend that wind turbines should be installed a minimum of 30 meters from a house.
2. Have you looked at the price guide?
Although micro wind turbines are 3-4 times more efficient than solar, there is a significant difference in the price of the initial outlay. Wind turbines also require yearly maintenance by a qualified specialist.
Check out our price guide here
3. Do you have existing solar?
A combination of wind and solar is far more effective than just one or the other.
4. Is your property Rural or Commercial?
Unfortunately, we do not recommend for AWS wind turbines to be roof-mounted without a Structural
Engineer’s involvement and certification. Please be aware that wind turbines are subject to Local
Council by-laws and approval. We recommend that you check with your local council before you
purchase a wind turbine. AWS would only recommend installing a micro wind turbine in a Rural or Commercial location. AWS Wind Turbines are not recommended for roof-mounting on a typical house in a residential location.
5. Is your property On-Grid or Off-Grid?
Both applications are suitable for a micro wind turbine. However, different costs are associated with a grid connection, as opposed to an off-grid situation.
5 Basic questions about
AWS WIND TURBINES
Soma wind turbines have been manufactured in Australia since 1978. Soma has a design philosophy of mechanical simplicity and rugged durability. All components are made from the highest quality materials to withstand long-term wear and fatigue. Corrosion protection is a high priority. The blades are constructed using a hollow mould fiberglass technique that is unique to Soma turbines.
AWS Marine Grade Wind Turbines are smaller turbines for boats, caravans and other applications. There are 2 AWS Wind Turbines available: AWS400 (400W) and AWS2000 (1-2kW). AWS Marine Grade Wind Turbines are super quiet, lightweight and marine-grade with carbon-fibre composite blades. Vibration dampener ensures no sound transfers into the mast. The AWS400 is supplied with a charge/turbine controller with an easy-to-read display. AWS2000 controller is internal.
AWS HC are the next evolution in Horizontal Wind Turbines. AWS HC Wind Turbines have the lowest start-up speed in their class, highest efficiency, superior build quality, including cast body, carbon-fibre blades and revolutionary full body passive pitch control. AWS HC Wind Turbines can operate at full capacity in all wind conditions whilst protecting itself in extreme weather conditions. AWS HC Wind Turbines have a minimum 20 year life expectancy.
AWS Towers are designed and manufactured in Melbourne, Australia.
Can be used as: Antenna tower, Radio tower, Wind turbine tower, Instrument tower, etc.
The Tilt Lattice tower is heavy duty, hot dipped galvanised to 85 Microns. Comes in 3 meter sections and cage footing. Australian Standards certified and Designed, certified and MADE in Victoria.
AWS Wind Turbine Range
Australian Wind and Solar are qualified to provide a site wind assessment, monitor and assess wind data, assess your electrical load requirements and select an appropriate Wind Turbine for your on-grid or off-grid system. Wind Turbines harness the power generated by the wind. They are becoming more popular as the cost of energy keeps increasing more people and businesses are looking for ways to reduce and possibly eliminate their power costs. We offer Horizontal and Vertical Wind Turbine sizes ranging from 1kw to 10kw (single turbine) and cluster turbines up to 100s of kw.
AWSTM is the official range of Wind Turbines offered by Australian Wind and Solar. AWS Wind Turbines are built to the highest quality, are stringently tested in the harshest Australian conditions and meet all Australian standards. An AWS Wind Turbine is one of the highest quality in the world and offer the best value from a reputable Australian company.