South Pole puts LE-v50 Extreme through its paces

Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) is the latest company to install the Leading Edge LE-v50 Extreme wind turbine, our toughest small wind turbine, in the ultra-harsh Antarctic.

Sited just 300 miles from the South Pole, the LE-v50 Extreme is powering weather stations and GPS systems for research scientists.

Antarctica is renowned for being the coldest place on Earth, and one of the windiest. Compared to other wind turbines, only the LE-v50 Extreme can withstand Antarctica’s extreme weather so it’s no surprise that meteorological institutes around the world deploy this wind turbine at their research stations on the Antarctic continent.

The LE-v50 Extreme is a vertical axis wind turbine precision engineered and manufactured in the UK. It is warranted to 35m/s (80mph) winds, and in the Antarctic these high wind speeds often last for days on end. The black body takes advantage of any solar irradiation to reduce the build-up of rime ice on the blades. Find out more on the LE-v50 Extreme.

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