This month, AES Wind installed its first demonstration AES WindJet 5 turbine in Overland Park, Kansas. The twin-rotor turbine is rated at 5 kW and was designed to increase efficiency by up to 54% over existing designs. With a slow rotor speed, the turbine is quieter, more durable, and less likely to create problems with birds.
The AES WindJet 5 is the first of a family of wind turbines to be released by the company with power ratings ranging from 1.5 kW to 100 kW. The WindJets have been designed for several applications, including in the light industrial, agricultural, retail, municipal, and residential contexts.
The WindJet small wind turbine shown in these images was installed at the corporate office of A.L. Huber, a construction contractor in the greater Kansas City area. A.L. Huber will have a real-time turbine performance display panel for visitors to learn exactly how much energy the turbine is creating.
[+] The AES WindJet Spins Like Crazy on YouTube.
Photo credits: AES Wind.
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