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Apollo 550W 12V DC (6 Blades) Wind Turbine Generator for Land or Marine Use

Apollo 550W 12V DC (6 Blades) Wind Turbine Generator for Land or Marine Use

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Apollo 550W 12V DC ( 6 Blades)
Wind Turbine for Land or Marine Use

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Introduction

Over the last few decades renewable energy has started to gain its ground. Of all the different kinds of alternative energy sources available, the use of wind power has been growing steadily. However, wind turbines that are available for homeowners in the market today are mostly designed (or copied) a decade ago and although they work, most have mechanical flaws that were neglected since their debut and there is a lot of room for improvements. With that in mind, we have redesigned a new wind turbine - the Apollo. Built-in with a stronger alternator for higher power output, Anti-vibration system to increase power efficiency, and the ability to be customized and upgraded for the future.


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Exploded View
(No inverter, batteries, turbines and solar panels included in this listing)



What is the difference in an Apollo Wind Turbine?


GreenergyStar's Apollo Wind Turbine is the most mechanically advanced generator in the market today. It features many upgrades that solves performance issues that our competitors struggle with. It is designed to work with other GreenergyStar branded products such as the SolarWind Hybrid RX charge controller and grid tie inverters to better utilize the renewable energy generated. The following list will summarize its major features:


I. Performance

Curves

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The above battery charging power curve is obtained from charging a 12V 100Ah battery bank with
our SolarWind Hybrid Charge Controller (not included in this listing)







Installation Reference - not to scale - for reference only
(Inverters, batteries, controller, solar panels are not included in this listing. )




Features
- Color: White
- With 49" swept area when mounted on a 5" Hub
- Incorporates highly efficient, true airfoil
- Quiet performance with minimal vibration
- Can generate 800 watts or more depending on PMA efficiency
- Manufactured using a precision injection molding process that produces blades of exceptional consistency
- Made with new thermoplastic to increase durability
- Smoother and more durable than any blades you can find in the market
- Adjustable blade degree with included degree adjusters / shims (see picture below)
- High resistance to bending (over 150 degrees)


What is Nylon 6.6?

Nylon is a man made product. On the man made side, you will see primarily three types of thermoplastic. These are polyester, polypropylene, and nylon. Of the three types, nylon is by far the better choice.
Nylon is extremely versatile in its applications. It is highly resistant to abrasion and has excellent resilience.
Within nylon, there are two groups: nylon 6 and nylon 6.6. Nylon 6.6 is the premium thermoplastic. It is the thermoplastic that is most often specified by professional architects and designers because it provides the flexural strength, low-temperature toughness, UV Resistance and is the most resilient. Nylon 6.6 performs well in many applications such as wind turbine blades, automotive parts, and other fields that get a lot of wear and tear. Nylon 6.6 has additional molecules that give extra strength and the resilience compared to nylon 6. If you still have no idea what Nylon 6.6 is, do a search on google.


Adjustable blade degree with included degree adjusters (Shims)
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Increase/decrease blade angle by installing degree adjuster under the blades
"+" on the right side = Increase angle = More Torque, Less Speed
"-" on the right side = Decrease angle = Less Torque, More Speed




Nylon Blades Specification

 
Material
Nylon 6.6 + Carbon Fiber (<20%)
 
Length
23.5 inches
 
Width (base)
5 inches
 
Mounting
6mm bolts
 
Weight (per blade)
166g, 6oz


Rotor Specification

 
Rotor Diameter
77mm
 
Magnet Material
Rare Earth Neodymium magnets
 
Number of Magnets
12
 
Magnet Width (Rotor thickness)
20mm
 
Weight
682g


Body Specification

 
Material
Aluminum (with coating)
 
Length
62 cm
 
Tail Height
33 cm
 
Tail surface Area
225 cm^2
 
Upgradable with 29" blades
Yes
 
Blades allowed
6


Hub Specification

 
Material
Aluminum (with coating)
 
Diameter
140 mm
 
Capacity
6 Blades
 
Compatibility
Air-X, 403, 303
 
Shaft Diameter
for 17mm shaft
 
Disc Thickness
23mm




II. Anti-Vibration System

Horizontal

Apollo   Competitor's
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Pros
- Dual Metal ball bearing located
at front and rear of rotor
- 5.5cm of stabilizing distance to prevent
rotor and blades from vibrating
- No vibration = Increase in efficiency
- Reduction in noise output
  Cons
- 2 bearings placed side by side together
- Stabilizing distance effectively
shorten to 2cm (63% reduction)
- Vibration = Energy wasted
- Wasted energy gets converted to Noise and Heat


Vertical

Apollo   Competitor's
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Pros
- Dual Metal ball bearing to prevent vertical vibration
- Yaw shaft diameter: 40mm
- 3cm of stabilizing distance with 2 bearings
- No vibration = Increase in efficiency
- Reduction in noise output
- One piece design Yaw body provides more stability
  Cons
- Single bearings will not eliminate vertical vibration
- Yaw shaft diameter: 35mm
- Stabilizing distance effectively shorten to 1.4cm with one bearing (53% reduction)
- Vibration will cause bearing to grind on yaw shaft and create a bigger play, which in turn will cause more vibration in a never ending cycle
- 2 pieces design Yaw body is less stable




III. Anti-Leak System

Apollo   Competitor's
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Pros
- Unlike rubber, PVC Rings are much more durable will not harden and crack and cause leaks
- Bearing are covered and will not rust / leak
  Cons
- Rubber ring will harden after approximately 1 year of use and will start cracking and leaking
- Bearing are exposed and will rust / leak




IV. Generator Specification

  Body Material Aluminum
  Rotor Diameter 124.5cm (49 inches)
  Starting Wind Speed (6 blades) 3m/s (7 mph)
  Rated Wind Speed 13m/s
  Survival Wind Speed 45m/s
  Voltage 12 V AC/DC
  Rated Power 450W
  Maximum Power 550W
  Weight 7.88kg (17.39 lb)
  Mount 1.5 in schedule 40 pipe 1.9 in (48 mm) outer diameter


What are included:

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- 1 Apollo Wind Turbine
- 6x Blades
- Hub with 6 lots
- Nose Cone
- Screws and Nuts
- Degree Adjuster
- Allen Key
- Instruction Manual


WARNING !!!

Rotating blades present the most serious mechanical hazard. The blades may be moving at velocities over 275 miles per hour (440 km/hr). At this speed, the tip of a blade is nearly invisible and can cause serious injury. Under no circumstances should you install the turbine where a
person could come in contact with moving rotor blades.

The installer of these blades is solely responsible for the use or misuse of these blades. We assume no liability for ANY injuries caused by these products.


NO OPERATING COST
GENERATES ELECTRICITY FROM THE ABUNDANT RESOURCE