UGE Eddy 600W Wind Turbine Hot

UGE Eddy 600W Wind Turbine

UGE Wind Turbine

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Swept area

The UGE Eddy has a blade diameter of 1.38 metres. This means it has a swept area, or capture area of 2.48 square metres. This is all important when comparing wind turbines, since it directly relates to the amount of passing wind energy the turbine blades can intercept.

UGE Eddy power output curve

The graph below shows the power produced (in watts) for the UGE Eddy at different wind speeds, based on data supplied by the manufacturer.


The green line shows the actual output that the wind turbine achieves at the given wind speed, according to the manufacturers.The dashed line in the graph shows the theoretical maximum energy that this turbine could extract from the wind, according to Betz's Law (59.3%). At a typical wind speed of 5 m/s, the UGE Eddy is extracting 60 Watts of power from the wind, which is an efficiency of 31.42%.

If you want to install a wind turbine, it is very important to measure how much energy you might produce.
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How efficient is the UGE Eddy?

Wind turbines can only convert some of the energy in the wind into electricity. The graph here shows how efficient the turbine is across the range of wind speeds you might get.

The orange line in the above graph shows the efficiency ranging from 0 to 1. The grey line is the previously mentioned maximum efficiency - The Betz Limit. If this limit is exceeded, the manufacturer's claims are not to be trusted!

While these graphs give an indication of the instantaneous power and efficiencies you might expect from the UGE Eddy turbine, working out annual power production is more complex.

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Power output
600w
Cost
?4,500
Our view
An excellent small turbine, perfect for the Urban Environment, and areas of a turbulent nature.
Blade diameter
1.38 metres
Rated output (W)
600
Manufacturer
Urban Green Energy
Country of origin
USA
Generator type
Induction
Governing wind speed (m/s)
12
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