Polaris America Turbines are exceptionally versatile and can be configured to fit an array of applications. With industry best power to weight ratio,
turbine design strives for simplicity. From 20 kW to 100 kW Polaris has a size to fit your requirements with proven technology that delivers the next generation of wind power needed for diverse energy applications.
Polaris turbines are American made in central
New Jersey. Our commitment to quality means that our equipment is built to last. Our industry leading specifications, rugged
yet light weight designs and dedication to innovation guarantee our customers purchase the top of the line.
XZERES Wind can provide a wide range of tower designs and sizes to suit the needs of every wind turbine site. From
unique configurations and accessories, to large volume orders, XZERES Wind has the engineering team and experience to provide
the best turbine tower solution for your application.
All XZERES Wind turbine towers provided come with a standard
five-year warranty. Safety climb systems and fall arrestors are also included with every climbable tower we sell. XZERES
Wind can also provide grounding kits, working platforms, stub tower extensions, and other customizations as requested.www.Skystreamenergy.com
The Skystream 3.7
The Skystream 3.7®
is a fully integrated, utility-connected wind generator designed specifically for homes and small businesses. In simple terms,
it shows you’ve taken charge of your home’s energy needs. It’s a symbol of independence.
How does Skystream
is a wind generator installed on top of a tower that converts the kinetic energy in the wind into electricity to be used in
a home's electrical system.
In a typical residential application, a home is served
simultaneously by the Skystream and a local utility. If the wind speeds are below "cut-in speed" (8 mph) there will
be no output from the generator and all of the needed power is purchased from the utility. As wind speeds increase, the Skystream's
output increases and the amount of power purchased from the utility is proportionately decreased. When the Skystream produces
more power than the house needs, the meter spins backwards creating a "credit" that can be used later. All of this
is done automatically without any interaction by the homeowner. Batteries are not required with Skystream.
Will Skystream save me money?
Depending on the wind speed average and the amount of energy consumed every month, Skystream typically
lowers a household electricity bill by 20% to 90%. It is not uncommon for Skystream owners with total-electric homes to have
monthly utility bills of only $8 to $15 for nine months of the year (2005 data). The amount of money a Skystream saves you
in the long run will depend upon its installed cost, the amount of electricity you use, the average wind speed at your site,
and other factors.
it help the environment if I install a Skystream at my home?
produces no pollution and uses wind power, you will be offsetting pollution that would have been generated by your utility
company. Over its life, the Skystream can offset more than 6000 pounds of global warming pollutants (carbon dioxide and other
gases that are associated with global warming) every year.
Does Skystream create and sound or interfere with TV reception?
Skystream is extremely quiet and makes a small amount of operating sound similar to the level
of a small office. It generally cannot be heard over typical background noise such as the sound of the wind. Skystream does
not interfere with TV reception.
Is Skystream dangerous to birds?
While no formal studies have been
done, anecdotal evidence indicates that birds occasionally collide with small wind generators as they do with any other type
of structure. However, such events are very rare.
Download the "Small Wind & Birds" fact sheet.
Should my neighbors be concerned about safety if I get a Skystream?
No. Skystream's design was done in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National
Renewable Energy Laboratories. As part of this project, extensive computer modeling and field testing was done to ensure a
safe design. All of Skystream's testing was done to internationally accepted standards for small wind safety and reliability.
Your neighbors who may have some concerns about safety may appreciate the following information:
Tower stability: Thousands of small wind generators are installed in the U.S. every year and their
safety track record is excellent. Trees are much more likely to fall than a properly installed Skystream, but no setbacks
or minimum property sizes are required for trees.
Safety of utility repair
personnel during a power outage: In accordance to IEEE and UL, Skystream will automatically shut down in the event
of a power outage, and will not energize a dead power line. This is necessary to protect the utility line repair person.
Ice shed from rotor blades: Ice buildup makes Skystream blades less aerodynamic,
so that they turn more slowly. Typically, ice will drop to the base of the generator tower and is not dangerous.
Children and towers: In terms of educating children about not climbing structures,
a small wind generator should be treated no differently than other climbable structures such as water towers or amateur radio
More reading: Download the "Small Wind & Your Neighborhood" fact sheet.
Will a Skystream damage neighboring property values?
No. With thousands of small wind generators installed today in the U.S., there has never been
any evidence to support this claim. Actually, there are several survey sources that indicate otherwise.
More reading: http://www.awea.org/smallwind/toolbox/TOOLS/fs_values.asp
Will my utility allow me
to hook up a Skystream?
Yes. Federal regulations (specifically, the Public
Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, or PURPA) require utilities to connect with and purchase power from small wind energy
systems. Your dealer should be able to help arrange the required utility company approvals.
Will my local government allow me to install a Skystream?
A Skystream is a structure that normally requires a building permit. Zoning regulations often
limit the height, placement, and other characteristics of "appurtenant" structures, so a conditional (special) use
permit or variance may be necessary.
Will I have to change any of the wiring in my house?
No. A Skystream
can easily be installed at any existing home without the need to change any wiring or appliances. In most cases, the utility
will install a second utility meter to measure how much surplus electricity it is receiving from the generator owner.
What about towers?
Towers as short as 35 feet are available with Skystream. However in some circumstances, a taller
tower may be necessary to raise the generator above turbulence created by obstacles on the ground and/or trees. Wind speed
increases with height above ground, and increasing speed increases the amount of energy your generator will produce. Relatively
small investments in increased tower height can yield high rates of return in energy production. A rule of thumb for proper
and efficient operation of a Skystream suggests that the generator should be 20 feet (6 meters) above the top of anything
within 300 feet (about 100 meters).