Wind Turbine - Turbotricity

By: Turbotricity  05/12/2011

Turbotricity produces innovative solutions for small to medium scale renewable energy.

Turbotricity has developed a unique control system which enables most small wind turbines (including our own 2.5kw unit) to operate in sites that are off-grid. The system can also integrate solar photovoltaic power and is Ideal for remote farmsteads, off grid telecommunications sites, and micro grids for villages in developing countries.

Our system saves money because:

  • Batteries last longer through careful charge maintenance
  • Turbine efficiency is improved by power point tracking and higher voltages
  • Reduced generator run time lowering fuel and maintenance costs
  • GSM telemetry can be included to ensure reliable power supply

Other products and services from Turbotricity


Planning Permission for Wind Turbines in Ireland

If you think this may apply to your site, you should consult with your Local Authority to ensure that your area is suitable and is not designated as a special area. This exemption may not apply if the installation is deemed to interfere with the character of a landscape or a view of special amenity.


Site Assessment for Wind Turbine Installation

Shadow flicker – You need to position the turbine in such a way that the sun rising or setting at any time of the year does not cause a flickering shadow on windows in yours or your neighbour’s house. If you wish to connect a computer to the inverter to monitor output and performance of the system, you should bear this in mind when considering where to locate the power management system.


Turbotricity - Wind Turbines

The blade profile is a computer aided design, using the latest aerodynamics software to optimise energy output for blade length, ensuring that the turbine has maximum strength in extreme wind conditions. The only maintenance required is an annual visual inspection by the owner, five-yearly inspection of blades with blade replacement after ten years and generator bearing replacement every 20 years.


Wind Turbine Designs - Turbotricity

Smaller upwind turbines usually have a tail vane keeping the turbine facing the wind unless the wind speed gets too high, in which case the blade is allowed to swing out of the wind. However, vertical axis machines have an inherent inefficiency because while one blade is working well with the wind, other blades are effectively pulling in the wrong direction.