Thanks to a grant from the Technology Strategy Board, X-Wind completed the development of its first ever scale demonstration in a record 12 months from original concept to an operational 6kW demonstrator turbine.
The demonstrator wind turbine was completed in May 2013.
It was tested on the Isle of Wight where it was put through its pace to validate its aerodynamic efficiency, reliability, validation of self start characteristics and overall performance.
Representative power was produced from 5 to 9m/s wind speeds and was a good optimisation tool for the full scale XW-80.
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