10kW horizontal axis upwind turbine. Powering the way forward

Proudly designed, manufactured and wholly sourced in the UK

The AIRFORCE10 is a state-of-the-art upwind horizontal turbine incorporating a range of features that are unique to turbines of this size. This has been achieved while simultaneously reducing the complexity of the system design and thereby controlling cost. The combination of advanced hardware design and software control has resulted in a turbine that delivers an enviable return on investment profile over its expected 20-year operational life, when compared to other turbines in this class.
The AIRFORCE10 is designed to be mounted on a galvanised steel tapered tower of 12m, 15m,18m or 20m high, subject to client and site requirements. The tower is hinged at the base so it may hydraulically tilted to greatly simplify initial turbine installation and subsequent system servicing.
A design principle adopted at outset reduced the component count fitted at the rotor head to the absolute minimum. Improved reliability is a natural consequence of the minimisation of the number of items exposed to extreme conditions with attendant reduced maintenance needs as access to the rotor head is minimised. Controlling the mass installed at the rotor head eases installation and also reduces the area exposed to the wind.
• Horizontal axis up-wind turbine
• 3 fibre-composite blades, 8m diameter rotor
• Active yaw system using hydraulic motor
• Twin-calliper fail-safe hydraulic disc brake (slow-to-stop function)
• Fully automated in-house designed control system
• SIL Level 3 safety system
• Standard Industrial inverter
• 36-pole in-house designed and manufactured permanent magnet generator
• Power output (12m tower, @ 10m/s wind speed)
     Nominal: 10kW
     Max. (single phase AC): 12kW
     Max. (three phase AC):  13kW
• 20-year in-service design life
• Class1 and Class2 wind areas
• 5-year warranty (standard)
• EN64100
• MCS Accreditation (in progress)
• Noise – LAeq 35dB @ 5m/s behind rotor
• Noise – LAeq 54dB@ 7m/s behind rotor

• ROHS compliant

• Tubular Galvanised Steel Tapered Tower.
• Available in 12m (standard), 15m, 18m and 20m heights
• Raised and lowered via double hydraulic rams
• Concrete foundation with high-tension steel cage reinforcement
SUMMARY
• Designed and manufactured wholly within the UK
• Designed for class 1 and 2 wind areas
• 5-year standard warranty, 5-year servicing included in price
• 20-year operational design life
• Suitable for on and off-grid applications
• Bespoke FUTURENERGY designed and manufactured PMG
• Hi-torque capability for optimum control and safety
• Exceptionally stable and reliable grid connection
• Maximum energy production in all wind conditions
• Supplied with 12m tower (15m,18m & 20m options)
• Safe, robust and reliable with triple-level safety system
• Passive stall blades
• Active yaw nacelle
• Fail-safe twin-calliper hydraulic braking with capacitive ‘slow-stop’ application
• Bespoke FUTURENERGY designed and manufactured rotor blades
• Standard industrial inverter drive
• OPTIWIND adaptive control algorithm for maximum power generation
• Short Return on Investment
• Tilt-tower used to simplify installation and nacelle access
• Simple maintenance, minimised component count
• Bespoke remote monitoring interface
SAFETY
The critical aspect of safety in operation is an area where the FUTURENERGY wind turbine products excel. Uniquely, a triple level of redundancy exists:
1. ‘Passive-stall’ blade profile
2. Active-yaw nacelle offset
3. Hydraulic brake (twin calliper, fail-safe)
Full stop capability (capacitive slow-stop to prevent high loads)
The ability to tightly control the rotor speed and system operation is supported by the FUTURENERGY designed and manufactured high performance PMG. This novel design provides the high torque capability absolutely vital to maintain control while properly responding to gusts and continuing energy generation.
A full specification to help you with planning can be downloaded here
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  • +44 (0) 1789 450280
  • Ettington Park | Stratford upon Avon | CV37 8BT
  • +44 (0) 1789 450280
  • Ettington Park | Stratford upon Avon | CV37 8BT