20kW Wind Turbines

20kW Wind Turbines

A 20kW wind turbine produces enough energy to power several US homes. These are residential turbines but are also used as community-sized wind turbine that produces the right amount of power for residential development, farms, and small businesses. Predominantly, however, 20kW units are often used in agricultural and light industrial applications. It has also been used for years in remote village applications, where diesel power systems supply electricity for a small grid.  Click on the thumbnail to the right to view the Power Curve chart

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Specification Chart

Parameter Value Unit of Measurement
Rated Power 20.0 kW
Rotor Diameter 10 (32.8) m (ft)
Rated Wind Speed 10 (22.37) m/s (mph)
Cut-In Speed 2.7 (6.0) m/s (mph)
Cut-Out Speed 25 (55.9) m/s (mph)
Survival Speed 59 (132) m/s (mph)
Operational RPM 100 rpm
Weight 1725 (3,803) Kg (lb)
Std. Operating Temp. -25 to 50 (-13 to122) °C (°F)

General Specifications – General Turbine Design Features

Configuration Description
Type Horizontal Axis, Upwind
Design Class IEC Class II  (air density 1.225 kg/m3, average annual wind below 8.5m/s, 50-yr peak gust below 59.5m/s)
Design Life 20 Years
Drive Train Description
Generator Type Permanent Magnet (PM)
Type Direct Drive
Speed Regulation Description
Generator Torque Control from Drive (VFD)
Yaw System Description
Controls Active, Electromechanically driven with the wind direction / speed sensors and automatic cable unwind- utilize the wind force in order to adjust the orientation of the wind turbine rotor into the wind
Control/Electrical Description
Mounting Off Nacelle / Mounted, wired, tested and programmed in NEMA rated 3R enclosure
Compliant UL 1741, IEEE 1547
Power Converter VFD (Variable Frequency Drives)
Braking Systems Description
Emergency Back Up Speed Regulation Regenative Brake
Loss of Grid Power / DC Bus Overvoltage Dynamic Resistive Brake
Emergency Shutdown / Parking  Redundant Magnetic failsafe Brake
Tower Description
Mono Pole / Tubular Sectional / Flang21M, 30M, 36M
Environmental Standards Description
Temperature Range -25°C to 50°C (-13°F to 122°F) – Standard