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Xzeres Wind Turbines

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Xzeres turbines deliver quiet, consistent, reliable renewable energy.

These machines are suited to get the most energy from low to moderate wind sites. They are simple, sturdy and dependable.

Originally designed by Abundant Renewable Energy, these wind generators have been engineered for and tested in harsh climates. they are built simply and ruggedly to last. They are manufactured in the USA!

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Xzeres ARE110 - a 2.5 kW Wind Turbine

Product Information
  • Rotor Diameter: 3.6 meters (11.8 feet)
  • Swept Area: 10.1 m2 (110 sq. ft)
  • Configuration: 3-blade up-wind with side furling
  • Rated Power: 2.5 kW
  • Cut-in Wind Speed: 2.5 m/s (6 mph)
  • Rated Wind Speed: 11 m/sec (25 mph)
  • Alternator: Neodymuim magnet, 3-phase
  • Voltage Options: 48V & Grid-connected
  • Tower-Top Weight: 315 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 years
Approximate ARE 110 Turbine Prices
Contact Dovetail for installed system prices. Xzeres 110 turbines come in two versions:
  • 48V Battery-Charging System  (Includes turbine, controller, diversion load)
  • Grid-Connect System (Includes turbine, SMA direct grid tie inverter, voltage clamp, and diversion load)
Accessories (Optional)
  • Lightning Protection Option (required for 5 year warranty on system controls)
Download Xzeres ARE110 Power Curve
 

Xzeres ARE442 - a 10 kW Wind Turbine

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  • Rotor Diameter: 7.2 meters (23.6 feet)
  • Swept Area: 41 m2 (442 sq. ft)
  • Configuration: 3-blade upwind with side furling
  • Rated Power: 10 kW
  • Cut-in Wind Speed: 2.5 m/s (6 mph)
  • Rated Wind Speed: 11 m/s (25 mph)
  • Alternator: Neodymium magnet, 3 phase
  • Voltage Options: 48V, Grid-connect
  • Top-Tower Weight: 1,650 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 years

Approximate ARE 442 Turbine Prices
Contact Dovetail for installed system prices.
Xzeres 442 turbines come in two versions:

  • 48V Battery-Charging System
  • Grid-Connect System (Includes turbine, inverter, voltage clamp, and diversion load)
Accessories
  • Lightning Protection Option: (required for 5 year warranty on system controls)

Download Xzeres ARE442 Power Curve
 

Additional Information

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Slip Rings:
Xzeres ARE110 and ARE442 wind generators use slip rings. Slip rings are a device which allows the turbine to yaw (turn on its vertical axis to face the wind) without twisting the electrical output wires from the machine.

Battery-less Grid-Connect Systems:

The ARE grid connection system consists of four main parts:

1. Wind turbine (ARE110 or ARE442) with a very large swept area, optimized for energy production in low wind sites. (See above for specs.)

2. The SMA Windy Boy inverter is UL listed for direct grid connection. A WB 2500U is used with the ARE110 and two WB 6000Us for the ARE442. Maximum AC power output is 2,500 watts for the WB 2500U, and 6,000 watts for each WB 6000U. Peak efficiency is 93%-94.4%, and the "Total Harmonic Distortion" is less than 4%. Its power factor is unity. More information on these inverters is available at: SMA-America.com/en_US/products/wind-power-inverters.html

3. The ARE Voltage Clamp is designed to protect the inverter(s) from over-voltage damage, when the utility power grid goes down. The Voltage Clamp has a rectifier to convert the turbine's AC power to DC for the Windy Boy inverter. It has a brake switch to stop the machine for servicing. It also has a control which will shunt energy to a diversion load when the voltage exceeds a safe limit for the inverter. Over-voltage can occur, if the utility grid is down and the Windy Boy inverter is not putting the available power into the grid.

4. The diversion load (a.k.a. dump load) is a resistor element which converts excess energy into heat. This can be used for space heating. It is only activated when the grid is not available, or when the generator is producing more power than the Windy Boy inverter can safely handle.

The configuration of this system is as follows: Energy generated from the wind turbine passes through the ARE Voltage Clamp. The Voltage Clamp, in turn, feeds both the Windy Boy inverter(s) and the diversion load. The WB inverter then connects into the building's AC breaker box. Dovetail installs fused disconnect switches on both the DC and AC sides.
 

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