SkyVolt have recently installed an exciting new wind turbine prototype at our test facility in Redcross. This 5Kw downwind model on an 8 metre tower is undergoing a period of extensive testing and assessment, after which it will be available to the domestic and agricultural market.
In co-operation with SkyVolt, Kevin Street DIT, who are Ireland’s leading 3rd level institute in the field of renewable energy, have installed data logging equipment on the turbine test site. As part of this R&D project they will monitor the wind conditions, as well as study and analyse the turbine performance. This will give our prototype qualified independent assessment.
So far (July 1st – 25th) the turbine has produced 427 units (≈17 units a day). These production figures look very promising considering the relatively calm time of year.
SkyVolt will be exhibiting at The Tinahely Show on August Monday. Please come along if you would like to find out more about our prototype.