Off-Grid Wind Power

Wind power is an essential component of many off-grid power systems and at Leading Edge we specialise in the manufacture of small wind turbines, both horizontal and vertical, to suit any location.

Here are the main reasons why incorporating wind is beneficial:

  • 24 hour generation – power is generated whenever the wind blows, unlike solar which is limited to daytime

  • More wind when you need it most – in many parts of the world, it’s windier in the winter, just when solar input is at its lowest

  • Prolongs battery life – wind continues to charge batteries overnight, reducing the depth of discharge and extending the life of deep-cycle batteries

  • Wind essential in temperate zones – locations above a latitude of 55oN suffer a 70-90% drop in solar irradiation during the winter

wind off-grid power solution

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Our LE-v50 is powering a wave monitoring buoy off Tasmania, Australia. It helps out in winter when the solar struggles to deliver the required power.
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Leading Edge LE-600 wind turbine and solar array providing cathodic protection for a gas pipe running through a wind farm in Wales.

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Choose between a Horizontal or Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Horizontal

  • High efficiency design – aerofoil design of the rotor blades is able to convert 20% of the energy in the wind into useful energy to charge batteries

  • Low cut-in speed – power production starts at just 3m/s wind speeds

  • Ideal for average wind sites – excellent power production and ideal when power loads are high, up to 100W continuous

  • Lightweight and easy to mount – aluminium alloy chassis results in a lightweight turbine that's top pole mounted

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This wireless radio link is being powered by the LE-300 wind turbine from Leading Edge plus 400W of solar. Typically power loads for this equipment are 30-40W.

Vertical

  • Rugged for harsh environments – stainless steel blades, proven Savonius rotor design and build quality enables it to survive winds up to 35m/s (80mph)

  • Compact – pole side-mounting enables mounting in places where space is limited

  • Aesthetically pleasing – minimal visual impact

  • Safe – blades rotate at lower speeds than a horizontal turbine, reducing the likelihood of injury

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The LE-v50 and solar installed in the Austrian Alps is powering a Seismic station rockfall monitoring network.

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