Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Vertical axis wind turbines are idea for locations where there is little space, or where the conditions are very harsh. Since the blades are spinning in the "wrong" direction for half the time, vertical axis turbines will never be as efficient as their horizontal axis cousins. This does, however, mean that a vertical axis wind turbine can survive extreme weather conditions and we have proved this from the Antarctic to the top of Glencoe (a Scottish mountain).
For locations where wind speeds regularly exceed 60mph (27m/s) or temperatures drop down to -40°C, we offer "extreme" versions of both the LE-v50 and LE-v150 turbines; please get in touch if you need advice on either of these.