About Small Wind
Small wind energy systems are one of the fastest growing forms of
customer-sited or “distributed” electric generation and one of the best energy
investments for small businesses and homeowners.
Small (or “residential”) wind energy systems typically generate just enough
power to meet the demands of a home, farm or small business. They range from
400 watts to 500 kilowatts or more and typically consist of a single turbine
(vertical or horizontal). They can be significant power sources and have
proven records of performance, even in locations with modest winds.
The success of the commercial wind industry has propelled significant
advances in small turbine design, making these systems more reliable, quieter
and safer than those introduced in past decades. And though most of the
electricity they produce is used on-site, excess generation can be fed into
distribution lines, strengthening the electric grid.
Why Helix Works
Inexpensive, reliable, simple, the hallmarks of the Helix system make it
the best choice for low wind speed residential and commercial applications.
The Savonius turbine based design catches wind from all directions creating
smooth powerful torque to spin the electric generator. Mounted up to 35 feet
high, in winds as low as 10 mph the Helix system creates electricity to power
your home or business.
How it works: As the wind blows the long helical blade scoops catch wind
from all directions forcing it through the turbine. The turbine generator is
connected directly to your home and as electricity is generated your home is
powered. If the wind isn’t blowing your home is powered by the energy grid as
usual. If the wind is blowing strongly then your energy produced can exceed
your energy consumed and, depending on your local utility, your meter can spin
backwards rolling back your energy bill.
D15000 Cut Sheet
This PDF includes information information specific to the Helix Wind
D15000 Cut Sheet [ 224.55 kb ]
D361 Cut Sheet
This PDF includes information information specific to the Helix Wind D361
D361 Cut Sheet [ 522.34 kb ]
D100 Cut Sheet
This PDF includes information information specific to the Helix Wind D100
D100 Cut Sheet [ 525.14 kb ]