The images here are provided for a point of reference only and represent a vertical axis wind turbine design that is similar in nature. The proprietary design of the actual Comerton wind turbine is currently under development and our engineering team will be releasing it soon.The Comerton Wind Turbine will include of a number of proprietary design enhancements, improvements and the inclusion of the ABT Technology.
Wind turbines provide a clean energy source, emitting no greenhouse gases and no waste product. Over 1,500 tons of carbon dioxide per year can be eliminated by using a one megawatt turbine instead of one megawatt of energy from a fossil fuel. Being environmentally friendly and green is a large advantage of wind turbines.
Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) have the main rotor shaft arranged vertically. One advantage of this arrangement is that the turbine does not need to be pointed into the wind to be effective, which is an advantage on a site where the wind direction is highly variable.
Wind turbines are generally inexpensive. They will produce electricity at between two and six cents per kilowatt hour, which is one of the lowest-priced renewable energy sources. And as technology needed for wind turbines continues to improve, the prices will decrease as well.
In addition, there is no competitive market for wind energy, as it does not cost money to get ahold of wind.
The main cost of wind turbines are the installation process. The average cost is between $48,000 and $65,000 to install. However, the energy harvested from the turbine will offset the installation cost, as well as provide virtually free energy for years after.