1kW horizontal axis upwind turbine

Proudly designed, manufactured and wholly sourced in the UK

simple • dependable • robust • efficient

With more than 6,000 AirForce1 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 AirForce1 turbine is supplied in kit form and tower-top ready for simple installation on a standard 50mm steel tube pole.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

KEY SUPPLY & DESIGN FEATURES

• Nominal power output: 12V, 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: 18kg
• 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 48.3mm 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)
• 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 (12V version 600W)
• Start-up wind speed: 3.5m/s
• Rated wind speed: 12.5m/s
• Survival wind speed: 52m/s
• Total tower-top weight: 18kg
• Number of blades: 3
• Rotor diameter: 1.8m
• Rotor speed (RPM): 200 to 800
• Number of blades: 3
• Generator type: 3-Phase AC (rectified DC available on request)
• Turbine mounting: 50mm tube to accept 48.3mm 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)
• 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

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. Should these 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.

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.


1kW TURBINE TOWER KIT

Our tower kit is designed to be strong and easy to assembly. With the use of special ground anchors, no concrete or foundations are required and the tower can 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 that have been specified to meet the required loading capacity calculated from EN-61400 to withstand 50-year maximum wind speeds when installed in most ground conditions.
The kit also 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

*Note* Low Voltage (LV) indicates all turbines with PMG providing 12V, 24V or 48V. High Voltage (HV) indicates all turbines with PMG providing greater than 48V.

Manual Stop Switch (units with AC rectifier fitted at the head)
LV
Manual Stop Switch (units with AC rectifier mounted at ground level)
LV
Automatic Turbine Stop Switch (for retrofit installation)
LV
P1968
Automatic Turbine Stop Switch (for retrofit on Grid-Tied systems)
HV
P1969
Bridge Rectifier
LV & HV
Dumpload Resistor
12V
Dumpload Resistor
24V
Dumpload Resistor
48V
Immersion heater 1kW
24V & 48V
Charge Controller TS45 **
12V & 48V
Charge Controller TS60
24V

** 12V systems require 2 x TS45 charge controllers

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”

  • +44 (0) 1789 450280
  • Ettington Park | Stratford upon Avon | CV37 8BT
  • +44 (0) 1789 450280
  • Ettington Park | Stratford upon Avon | CV37 8BT