Airborne Energy prepares for take-off with next generation of wind turbines

A first-generation Airborne Energy turbine
A first-generation Airborne Energy turbine

Set up just over four years ago, Airborne Energy – the independent Scottish small-scale urban wind specialist – is preparing for a major marketing launch next year with its next generation of turbines.


The second of its three protypes are presently being built in Loanhead workshop, near Edinburgh, for installation at Axtech, a nearby engineering firm, and also at the Edinburgh College campus site in Dalkeith


The third new Airborne vertical-axis wind turbine will be installed at a farm near Carlops this autumn.


“These machines will clearly and self-evidently demonstrate proof of our concept of these relatively small (2 meters) 800-watt turbines,“ said Neil MacTavish, Business Development Manager, who has an engineering background.


“We have developed an electrical generator that can operate at low rotational-speeds, is electrically quiet and reliable in all weather conditions – yet still meet the standards required by the Micro Generation Certification scheme.


“And with a vertical-axis, Airborne Energy turbines can instantly switch direction to make the most from variable-direction wind – in contrast to fixed-direction horizontal-axis turbines.


“We are now actively looking for a fourth new installation site and – in addition – Airborne is now also developing its second-generation, 5kw turbines, which are up to 4 meters in height.”


Airborne Energy’s turbines can be located in urban areas and close proximity to customers – often literally on the roof, which cuts overheads and connection and makes for much easier maintenance inspections.


All this design, development and manufacturing work is part of the company’s preparations for a major new marketing launch early in 2015 as MacTavish explains:


“There are nearly 700 industrial estates in Scotland, usually built around the major cities and regional towns. Whether for retail or industrial use, Airborne Energy wind turbines make very good business sense for either privately-owned SMEs and/or for the satellite premises of UK retail chain household names.


“Our turbines are quick and easy to install, low cost to run – and you never have to worry about interruptions to your power supply or fret over the threat of energy black-outs.”


Airborne Energy’s turbines are literally ‘made in Scotland’ and the company has a patent pending for its system.

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