Wind energy is becoming more popular on a large scale as it becomes more cost competitive with conventional generation.
Small wind energy systems (<100kW) are also becoming also becoming increasingly widespread, as quality improves and prices decrease.
There are a number of different configurations of wind energy system:
All can be with or without energy storage.
Wind turbines fall into two categories, Vertical axis (VAWT) or Horizontal Axis (HAWT) each with their pros and cons. HAWT are the most popular and common and are the ones typically seen in large wind farms.
Unlike solar energy which has fairly well known insolation levels at a particular site, wind speeds are affected greatly by local land features such as trees, buildings and land masses, as well as the height of the turbine. To avoid disappointing performance, these factors must be considered when planning a wind energy system.
Suno can install a wind monitoring system to evaluate your site for wind energy production, ensuring that wind energy is appropriate and that the most appropriate turbine and configuration is chosen for the site. We highly recommend on-site measurement is undertaken early in the process, and occurs over a full season (12 months) or more.
A combined wind and PV system is also an attractive option to consider. Because the PV cells generate during the day, and the wind turbine will often generate when the sun is not shining (evenings or overcast days), they can complement each other very well.
Suno can conduct complete wind energy system design, including battery storage, grid connection, of hybrid (PV and/or generator). Some keys components of wind energy design include:
Suno can arrange for installation to be carried out by industry professionals, with the process supervised by us to give you peace of mind.
For early projects, we are happy to provide a discount on our design services if you are happy to have your project featured on our website.