Land & Business Owners

The advantages of Windflow's turbines for Land and Business Owners are clear

Return on Investment

For land and business owners, investment in an on-site wind turbine is just that: an investment.  Windflow turbines on sites with adequate wind can achieve a cost of energy of less than 8 US cents per kilowatt-hour, generating returns greater than 15% and reaching payback in just over 5 years.  If low cost debt is used to fund a portion of the project, return on equity can exceed 30%.  Talk to us about structuring your project to maximize your return.

Energy Security

Anticipating an increase in your on-site electricity needs?  Avoiding expensive grid upgrades by generating your own energy behind the meter.  With a net metering arrangement with your local utility, you may also get paid for feeding energy back into the grid.  All while staying connected to the grid, keeping you secure even when the wind doesn't blow.

Low Noise and Visual Impact

Windflow turbines consistently achieve sound levels below 103.5 dBA at 10 m/s (22 mph) wind speed, and we have the measurements to back it up.  At a normal setback distance of 300 m (1000 ft) this sound level drops to below 55 dBA, which is less than a normal conversation and at many sites is indistinguishable from background noise.

The visual impact of a mid-size turbine is also low compared to its output.  Take a look at our whitepaper on output versus visual impact, and our discussion of why we specialize in mid-size.

Small Impact to Your Site

The compactness of Windflow turbines makes for easy transport and installation on your site.  Minimal site works are required for roading to the turbine pad beyond a typical farm track.  Turbine foundations vary, but are generally a simple 8 by 8 meter pad.  Turbine components are delivered to site on standard trucks, and the crane required to erect the turbine is no wider than a typical lane.  Take a look at our Component Sizes for details.  Once installed, the area around the turbine can continue to be used for stock grazing, crops, or industrial storage.

Track Record

All of our machines are designed in accordance with international standards, the same standards as multi-megawatt wind turbines.  In fact the 33-500 is independently certified.  Windflow turbines have accumulated over 550 turbine-years of track record at over 95% availability.  This means low risk to you and your project, and more confidence in financing.

High Reliability and Simple Maintenance

Our wind turbines utilize simple, proven components and avoid complicated, expensive, and unreliable power electronics.  If you can perform maintenance on your farm or industrial equipment, you may be qualified to perform routine maintenance on your Windflow turbine, cutting costs even more.  Talk to us about this option when you make an enquiry.

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