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VAWT MagLev wind turbine on roof
Magnetic Levitation Wind Turbines
The future of generating electricity from wind power the 'MagLev' turbine. Small, simple fitting, low noise, bird friendly, low maintenance,low wind speed operation. 300Watt to MegaWatts, a MagLev can be tailored to any power requirement. Varied voltage output 12 to 240volt
India and China lead the world in MagLev VAWT Turbine usage - there everywhere!! Excluss MagLev's are now available throughout the Caribbean. Made to the highest standards for lasting ability and ideal for all wind conditions - and with our new hydraulic pole system designed specifically for Jamaica, even hurricane proof.
The MagLev  Solar Hybrid System
 In breezy positions, especially islands, combining solar panels with a small wind turbine can significantly increase energy and length of availability. Using state of the art electronic control systems, power can be switched automatically between wind turbine and solar panels while maintaining ample electricity delivery and storage. In locations with sun during day and breeze at night, a hybrid wind and solar system can provide 24/7 total independence from grid electricity for most houses or commercial buildings.
NEWS: The costs for large wind turbine systems in 2012 range from about $1.5 million to $2.5 million per MW of capacity installed. This cost has come down dramatically from what it was just a few years ago. Most of the commercial-scale HAWT turbines installed today are 2 MW in size and cost roughly $3-$4 million installed. Smaller scale turbines cost less overall, but are more expensive per kilowatt of energy. Wind turbines under 100 kilowatts cost roughly $3,000 to $8,000 per kilowatt of capacity. A 3 kilowatt MagLev VAWT (to power a home) will cost $20,000-$40,000 depending on the tower height and the cost of installation.In many places like Jamaica there are tax and other incentives that can dramatically reduce the cost.

Systems can range from simple 300 watts house mounted to a 6KW turbine in the garden costing anywhere from $1,000 to $40,000. Incorporating solar panels can offer a complete energy source for most applications.
In this setup the power produced by the wind generator is used by a charge controller for charging a set of batteries, or if the batteries are full then power will go straight to the inverter. The charge controller takes care of converting the unregulated wind electricity into something the batteries like, and just as important, it protects the batteries from various conditions such as overcharging and excessive current. The inverter in this configuration is different from the simpler case (without batteries), and a little bit more sophisticated. It takes battery or charge controller power and converts this to grid power that goes towards powering household loads. If there's more power than needed, the excess will go out to the grid, just as before, spinning the meter backwards in the process. The inverter also takes care of charging the batteries if needed, using grid power. Of course, you want the wind generator to keep the batteries charged, but it is good to know that when needed the inverter will do the job so battery life will not suffer.

Typical home wind power generator schematic:
Typical home wind power generator schematic

Things get more interesting when grid power goes out. The inverter has a switch build into it, and as soon as it senses the grid is gone it very quickly throws that switch. It will continue to convert battery power to grid power, but now only the second breaker panel with essential household loads will receive power. The main breaker panel will be without power, just as before, so any linemen working down the road will not get electrocuted. Switching over is so fast, in a matter of milliseconds, that you will not even notice. Power will now be provided by the batteries and wind turbine. When the inverter senses the grid is alive again, it will sync up its output with the grid, and throw the switch once again, restoring things back to normal.

The loads of your house are separated out into two groups, essential and non-essential loads. Essential loads would be things like your furnace, water pump (if you are on a well), some lights etc. The main breaker panel will contain everything else, including loads that are simply too large to power through the inverter, such as an electric cook top, air conditioning etc. Only the panel with essential loads will receive power when the grid is not working. Of course, if grid power is available both panels have power. Inverters and battery banks can be made very large, so if you really want to, and do not mind spending the money, it is entirely possible to do away with the main breaker panel, or rather, the panel with essential loads will become your main (and only) breaker panel.

The Return-On-Investment (ROI) is based on avoided cost vs. investment. For example, avoiding an electricity bill of $2,000 annually, on an investment of $30,000 (for business/farm), results in an ROI of about  6%. That is more than one gets on the average savings account, with a guaranteed rate-of-return that is only going to go up as electricity prices increase. Not a bad investment!

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