Hello World’s Ashlee Vance paid a recent visit to Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik to see the next part of the green energy story.
He found a start-up called Icewind that is building a new type of funky wind turbine designed to perform well in low-wind conditions but also to slow itself down in high-winds, preventing it from catching on fire or ripping apart.
The IceWind CW-1000 wind turbine provides you with 1000W at 10 m/s and is designed for most kinds of residential applications to provide power or heating to your home, cabin or even farm.
The turbine coupled with a small heat pump can fully supply an average cabin with heating and power suitable for both on and off grid applications. The IceWind CW-1000 turbine is specially designed to elegantly blend into the environment.
It is nearly silent, does not affect bird life and comes in various colors. The RW comes in a 300W version rated at 10 m/s and has a power production range of 2-60 m/s+. The turbine is stackable for higher energy requirements.