The Leading Edge LE-v50 Extreme vertical axis wind turbine is a compact, silent and lightweight turbine designed for battery-charging of low power electronic devices. These include data-loggers, radio and telemetry equipment in some of the world's harshest locations - Antartica, Greenland and Arctic Canada. The vertical axis design is able to work effectively in challenging conditions compared with a horizontal axis turbine, read this article in Energy Engineering magazine. 

The LE-v50 Extreme is available as a 12V, 24V and 48V wind turbine.

Where wind gusts to 35m/s (80mph) or temperatures drop down to -40degC, the LE-v50 Extreme turbine is the wind turbine of choice. It features enhancements that reduce the stress and fatigue on the blades during prolonged periods of storm force winds.

Features include aluminium blades, polycarbonate cowlings, blade load spreader plates, an upper baffle plate to prevent damage to the upper cowling and the black body to reduce the build-up of rime ice.

The LE-v50 Extreme wind turbine is manufactured from high quality aluminium alloys which have been laser processed, CNC machined, hard anodized and powder coated to ensure that the turbine will withstand the harsh effects of the extreme environments that it was originally designed for.

With only 1 moving part, there is little to go wrong and no brushes or slip-rings to wear out and need replacing. The bearings are sealed for life and fully lubricated, so no greasing or maintenance is required. All of the fixings are manufactured from A4 stainless steel which are able to withstand the most corrosive of environments.

Power curve for LE-v50 vertical axis wind turbine
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LE-v50 Extreme Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (12/24/48V)


£999.00 ex. VAT
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Technical Specification

  • Rotor Diameter: 270mm
  • Rotor Height: 456mm
  • Rotor Type: 3-Blade Savonious
  • Blade Material: Aluminium alloy
  • Rated Output: 10 watts @ 12m/s (26mph)
  • Peak Output: 70 watts
  • Cut-in speed: 5m/s (11.1mph)
  • Weight: 9Kg
  • Generator Type: 3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA
  • Output voltage: 12V, 24V or 48V wind turbine
  • Warranty: 2 years
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*All technical specifications and images are correct at the time of publication, but are subject to change without notice.
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LE-v50 Extreme Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (12/24/48V)


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