Hyderabad-based Archimedes Green Energys to make what could be India’s first rooftop wind turbine. The prototype product, ‘AWM Archimedes Wind Mill’ will be made soon. Commercially it will be produced in partnership with Korean ESCO RTS and Netherlands technology.
Archimedes Green Energys is setting up a state of the art manufacturing plant in a two acre land at Medchal with a substantial investment. It will have a manufacturing capacity of one lakh units per annum. It will be a global export unit, said Suryaprakadh Gajjala, chief executive officer.
The unit can produce 1500kWh of energy at wind speeds of 5m/s–approximately half an average household’s energy use, Suryaprakash informed adding that it is a “Make in India” product. It has an MoU with BITS Pilani Goa for technical testing and certification.
The Archimedes Wind Mill will be showcased during two-day expo on renewable energy, RENEWX-2017 exhibition at HITEX in Hyderabad. The first installation of the product is likely to come up at city’s well known land mark, Birla Temple for which the permission processes are underway.
The product is an outcome of 20 years of R&D of Dutch national Marinus Mieremet, who perfected the technology. The Dutch have a reputation for obtaining energy by means of windmill, Suryaprakash added
The sleek and aesthetically good windmill yields more energy, produces little noise, is a bird-friendly unit. The maintenance free turbine can be fixed on top of an apartment, in fields or everywhere. It can rotate 360 degrees. It works in low velocity winds from 0.9 meter/Second to as high as 14 meters/second. In high winds such as 22 meters/second, it stops to avoid damage to the turbine.
It will be available in two variants— 36 Kg and 112 Kg, and are easily transportable and is available in six impressive colours. The turbine has three circular blades which are wrapped around one another and then expanded. This creates a three-dimensional conical turbine, similar to elongated shells found on the beach. The special design ensures that wind is drawn into the turbine. The product will find application everywhere, especially in Smart City plans.
Wind power, as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation and consumes no water. Unlike solar power plants, it occupies very little space. The price of the product is not yet fixed, he said.