Having worked closely with Leading Edge Turbines since they were founded, EDC knew that specifying a Leading Edge LE-600 wind turbine would result in a wind turbine with high output and reliable performance, backed up by professional support.
Due to the unique sites, EDC asked Leading Edge to design a custom hydraulic mast to support the wind turbine and solar pv modules. The hinged hydraulic mast allows easy cleaning, maintenance and servicing checks.
Also used on the system are two high efficiency Sanyo HIT PV modules, an MPPT solar PV controller as well as a large bank of Fiamm 2V Gel batteries. The batteries give the system approximately 9 days of autonomy.
The system has now been installed for over 3 years and has achieved railways approval. The ‘EUWC’ railways crossings continue to be rolled out across the UK, and Bombardier have already supplied prototype systems to other countries.