UK-based wind turbine manufacturer, FuturEnergy, has met the challenge of producing the first remote controllable micro wind turbine, perfect for power where grid connections are not possible and for battery charging for distributed power.
Good wind turbine sites are often remote and off-grid which can present significant challenges to customers who are not always available to turn off a turbine in high wind conditions.
FuturEnergy’s AirForce Control is a new product that provides performance monitoring and automatic system protection for the 3-Phase AC 1kW turbine system. A Davis anemometer provides both wind speed and direction information while AirForce Control allows remote control and configuration via a web-based portal, which also provides historical performance data.
When charge parameters are met, or other controlled parameters are exceeded, the turbine is automatically stopped and restarted when conditions return within operational limits or further battery charging is required.