ReGen (NI) Northern Ireland suppliers of wind turbines and renewable energy in Ireland

By: Regen Ni  05/12/2011
Keywords: renewable energy, wind turbines, Wind Turbine

ReGen (NI) has been selling and installing the Iskra AT5-1 and EVANCE R9000 5kW small wind turbines across Northern Ireland since November 2006. We have done this utilizing Pipeline Renewable Services support. The new EVANCE R9000 5Kw wind turbine suitable for powering community and local authority projects, farms, country estates, industrial units, rural domestic properties, offices, schools and many more applications. The manufacturing plant is located in Loughborough, England.

In addition to our high-quality, state-of-the art wind turbines, we offer comprehensive expertise. ReGen(NI) is an experienced and reliable partner who will assist with the planning process, installation and servicing of your wind turbine. Our services include:

  • Technical Support
  • Free Site Survey
  • Best Turbine Location
  • Free Planning Application Assistance
  • Complete Installation, Turnkey Project
  • Annual Service

Evance Launches the R9000 Advanced Turbine The new turbine Evance R9000 is an evolution of the popular and reliable Iskra AT5-1 and has been developed over two years, including continuous monitoring and evaluation on Evance’s test sites, instrumented and measured according to IEC standards. The Evance R9000 comes with a 5 year warranty.

Enjoy the benifits of the latest technoligies.
There are a number of key features that differentiate the Evance R9000 from other small wind turbines and give it class leading performance, efficiency and energy yield, these include:


• Blade Technology - Airborne erosion testing to twice standards necessary for military use. Improvements in manufacturing process, to ensure highest quality standards.


• Noise reduction - Advanced generator design which virtually eliminates generator noise, whilst maintaining 96% efficiency. Aerodynamic improvements in aerofoil design reduces overall noise by 40 percent. The turbine has been measured at Lp 60m = 45dB(A). BWEA Reference Sound Level at 8m/s and 60m distance.

• Efficiency – The AT5-1 was already the most efficient turbine in its class and the Evance R9000 has increased that efficiency by four percent, increasing energy yield from 8700kWh to over 9000kWh on a site with AMWS of 5m/s.

• Five year warranty – Evance is so confident of the quality of the new turbine that it comes with a five year warranty as standard. This assurance is based on the combined knowledge of all Evance’s installers and two and half million operating hours, with 99 percent uptime. Designed to meet the IEC61400-2 international standard, all of the R9000’s parts are manufactured in composite stainless steel or coated to automotive standards. All installations are backed by a manufacturer trained and certified service network.

• Energy – The Evance R9000 generates more energy than any other 5kW turbine on the market – 9.012 kWH with an annual mean wind speed of 5m/s (11mph), measured to IEC and BWEA standards.

• Styling – The turbine has been styled to blend in with the environment for low visual impact and to fit planning demands, and improve resistance to the impact of extreme climates. The new turbine retains the feel of the iconic AT5-1 tail vane styling, but with more advanced design.

• Certification – The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). The Evance R9000 is MCS certidied. 

• Reactive Pitch - The turbine’s Reactive Pitch™ technology ensures that its aerofoils are perfectly positioned to the wind at all times. With no cut out wind speed the R9000 generates power from 5.6 mph/2.5 m/s

• Braking - A patented ElectroBrake™, which has no moving parts, stops the turbine at any wind speed and has no connection from the top of the tower to the ground or any other systems. The watchdog function on the ElectroBrake™ provides failsafe backup.

Specifications

• Architecture - upwind, 3 bladed rotor, self regulating

• Annual energy yield - 9.012 kWH with annual mean wind speed of 5m/s (11mph) to IEC and BWEA Standards

• Cut-in wind speed - 2.5m/s (5.6 mph)

• Cut-out wind speed - none – continuous generation to survival wind speed

• Survival wind speed - 60 m/s (134 mph)

• IEC wind turbine class - conforms to IEC 61400 to Class II – AMWS up to 8.5 m/s (19 mph)

• Control system - Patented Reactive Pitch™ control

• Rotor diameter - 5.4 m (17.7 feet)

• Rotor speed - 200 rpm nominal. 230 rpm maximum

• Blade type - fully optimised aerofoil ensuring maximum yield and minimum noise

• Blade material - glass fibre reinforced composite, low reflection, UV and anti-erosion coatings

• Generator - patented brushless direct drive air-cored high efficiency Permanent Magnet Alternator

• Gearbox - none required. See generator.

• Emergency braking - Patented Automatic Electrobrake™ (with manual control for servicing). No moving parts.

• Yaw control - Passive – tail vane and rotor

• Tower height -  12m &15m (40ft & 50ft)

• Tower types - Free standing (monopole)

• Tower top mass - Approx 300kg (660lbs) complete exclusive of tower

• Design longevity - 20 years. Annual service inspection

• Noise – Lp 60m = 45dB(A). BWEA Reference Sound Level at 8m/s and 60m distance

The robust construction means it can withstand the force of wind speeds greater than 130mph. And with a 20-year, low maintenance life span they are designed to go the distance.

GRANTS AVAILABLE FROM NIE

To help stimulate the uptake of renewable technologies in Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) will provide support for wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) following the closure of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme Stream 1 grant for renewable electricity technologies in early February 2010.The following grants are available from the NIE SMART programme which is managed by NIE Energy on behalf of NIE:

Wind Turbines: £900 per kWp or 30% of the relevant eligible costs, whichever is the lesser amount (Max. £4,500) PV: £1,200 per kWp or 20% of the relevant eligible costs, whichever is the lesser amount (Max. £6,000). Funding will not be available for retrospective installations – only applications submitted from the 8th March 2010 will be eligible for funding from this new grant.

NIROCs (Renewable Obligation Certificates), are paid for all electricity generated, even if you consume it yourself and is an incentive scheme to encourage investment in microgeneration.  NIROCs have quadrupled from October 2011 to £172 per MWh. This is a highly attractive option for home owners of small wind turbines dramically reducing payback times. With energy prices set to rise year-on-year, your Evance wind turbine delivers savings from the word go. Not only will it help reduce C02 emissions, once it’s paid for itself it will provide free energy for the rest of its working life. You may also sell your access power to NIE at the current rate of 6.39p per kWh but the best savings are created by utilising the as much power as possible generated by your turbine thus reducing your electricty bill. 

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: renewable energy, Wind Turbine, wind turbines

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