Solar Winds

Monday 21st July 2014

The world's largest hybrid renewable energy project has been commissioned on the rooftop of a prominent Jamaican law firm, Myers, Fletcher & Gordon. The project consists of 50 SolarMill units, made by WindStream Technologies, and can harness available wind and solar resources.

The whole installation should generate more than 106,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, split between 25kW from wind and 55kW from solar. It is also expected to pay for itself in less than four years, with an estimated 25-year life span. This will deliver energy cost savings estimated to exceed $2 million.

The SolarMill consists of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines, solar panels and smart electronics. The energy generated can either be used off grid with a storage system or inverted for use in grid-tied applications.

Occupying the roof space about the size of a solar panel, according to WindStream each SolarMill provides the highest energy density currently available in the renewable market.

An obvious combination, but one that seems to have been a long time coming, at least in a successful install - so well done WindStream. Watch their video below.

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Source: WindStream

Categories: General, Renewable, Reviews, Technology

Monday 21st July 2014


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