1kW horizontal axis upwind turbine system

Proudly designed, manufactured and wholly sourced in the UK

simple • dependable • robust • efficient

With more than 6,000 AirForceTM 1 wind turbines now in service world-wide, the highly robust and dependable turbine demonstrates enviable capability in energy generation in an extensive range of applications, such as:
• Battery charging
• Water and air heating and cooling
• Grid-tied/off-grid mains installations
• Island networks and smart grids
• Wind & solar hybrid solutions
• Telecoms ‘hop’ stations
• Remote sensor array power
• Power for traffic and event signage
All turbines are designed & manufactured in the United Kingdom within a continuous product improvement policy. The AirForceTM 1 turbine is supplied in kit form and tower-top ready for simple installation on a standard 48.5mm scaffolding tube pole.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

KEY SUPPLY & DESIGN FEATURES

• Nominal power output: 24V & 48V: 1000W
• Start-up wind speed: 3.5m/s
• Rated wind speed: 12.5m/s
• Survival wind speed: 52m/s
• Total tower-top weight: 19kg
• Number of blades: 3
• Rotor diameter: 1.8m
• Rotor speed (RPM): 200 to 800
• Number of blades: 3
• Generator type: 3-Phase AC
• Turbine mounting: 50mm tube to accept 48.5mm standard scaffold tube
• Noise: LAeq 35dB @ 5m/s wind speed measured behind rotor
SPACE1LAeq 54dB @ 7m/s wind speed measured behind rotor

• FUTURENERGY high quality Permanent Magnet Generator
• 12 months’ warranty (extended warranty available upon registration)
AirForceTM Control Monitoring and Automatic Stop System
• Remote-mounted manual stop-switch supplied as standard
• Suitable for wind/solar hybrid installations
• Full installation kits available
• Tough glass reinforced nylon turbine blades
• All bearings sealed for life
• 20 year installed design life
• 60 Amp rated slip-ring to prevent cable twist
• Rugged, simple and robust design
• Corrosion resistant materials employed throughout
• Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) compliant

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

• Nominal power output: 24V & 48V: 1000W
• Start-up wind speed: 3.5m/s
• Rated wind speed: 12.5m/s
• Survival wind speed: 52m/s
• Total tower-top weight: 19kg
• Number of blades: 3
• Rotor diameter: 1.8m
• Rotor speed (RPM): 200 to 800
• Number of blades: 3
• Generator type: 3-Phase AC
• Turbine mounting: 50mm tube to accept 48.5mm standard scaffold tube
• Noise: LAeq 35dB @ 5m/s wind speed measured behind rotor
SPACE1LAeq 54dB @ 7m/s wind speed measured behind rotor

KEY SUPPLY & DESIGN FEATURES

• FUTURENERGY high quality Permanent Magnet Generator
• 12 months’ warranty (extended warranty available upon registration)
• AirForce™ Control Monitoring and Automatic Stop System
• Remote-mounted manual stop-switch supplied as standard
• Suitable for wind/solar hybrid installations
• Full installation kits available
• Tough glass reinforced nylon turbine blades
• All bearings sealed for life
• 20 year installed design life
• 60 Amp rated slip-ring to prevent cable twist
• Rugged, simple and robust design
• Corrosion resistant materials employed throughout
• Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) compliant

• Airforce1 - Data Sheet
• Airforce1 - Turbine to Scale Drawing
• Airforce1 - Noise Assessment
• Airforce1 - Site Assessment & Installation Guide
• Airforce Control - Data Sheet
Maintenance Schedule
Warranty
• Airforce1 - Predicted Annual Energy Production
• Airforce1 - 12V PMG Specification
• Airforce1 - 24V PMG Specification
• Airforce1 - 48V PMG Specification
• Airforce1 - 167V PMG Specification
• Airforce1 - Cable Sizing Chart

1kW TURBINE TOWER KIT

The FuturEnergy tower kit is strong and designed for ease of assembly. By using special ground anchors no concrete or foundations are required and this allows for the tower to be relocated if required. The tower is raised and lowered using a gin-pole of standard scaffolding tube dimensions.
The kit comprises of all the components (excluding standard galvanized scaffolding tube*) required to raise your 1 KW FuturEnergy wind turbine (not supplied with the tower kit) to a maximum height of 8 meters. The kit includes ground anchors to meet the required loading capacity calculated from EN-61400 and designed to withstand 50-year maximum wind speeds when installed in most ground conditions.
The kit includes tube and gin-pole couplings, galvanized wire rope assemblies with tensioners, brackets and full instructions for assembly.
*Galvanized scaffolding tube (48.5mm O/D x 5mm Wall) is available from builders' merchants. 2 X 3m and 1 X 2m lengths are required for the maximum 8m height.

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TOWER KIT COMPONENTS

FuturEnergy Installers Course

1 day course - £235.00 + VAT = £282.00 per delegate to include buffet lunch and tea / coffee

Course Content:

1. Siting Turbines
2. Wind Power Basics
3. Basic Electrical Theory
4. Battery Systems
5. Charge Controllers
6. Inverters

7. Grid Tie Systems
8. Hybrid Systems
9. Tower Foundations
10. Health & Safety
11. Guyed Tower Assembly - Practical
12. Q & A

Venue : FuturEnergy Ltd Offices/Workshop, Stratford upon Avon

To find us please refer to our map

Please register your interest for the course by contacting:

Email sales@futurenergy.co.uk or Phone 01789 450280 for available dates

Customer Reviews:
26th April 2012 “Made to feel a member of the family who promote an excellent product”
26th April 2012 “Very useful course with a good level of practical experience”

When high winds are forecast, we recommend that you visit the website to see an estimated forecast of the wind speed in your area (mph), and live data from weather stations around the country. http://www.xcweather.co.uk By hovering over your own area on the observation wind speed map, you will see a wind speed reading from the nearest weather station to you, together with a forecast of wind speeds over the next few days. The following instructions are for customers who have not purchased the Airforce Control, and manually stop the turbine in high winds speeds. Should wind speeds be predicted to be Beaufort scale 6 and above, (shown in shades of pink), it is recommended that the turbine is switched off. If predicted to be Beaufort 8 and above, if possible, lower the tower. It is important to take the actions to either switch the turbine off or to lower the tower before the high wind speeds are reached. If you experience wind speeds higher than your expectations and you have not switched off your turbine, switch off in a lull in the wind, i.e. in between gusts. The introduction of the AirForceTM Control provides unparalleled performance monitoring and automatic system protection in adverse weather conditions. Included with the AirForceTM Control is a Davis Anemometer, that provides the system with both wind speed and direction information. The system will automatically shut-down when pre-set limits are exceeded and protect the unit from over speeding or operating with no load. When the wind levels decrease to acceptable levels the system will automatically restart. Please see our link here for DC stop switch instructions and shut-down procedure. Please see our link here for AC stop switch instructions and shut-down procedure.