Option 1- Bergey XL1 Based System 1 kW Remote.System Package
Performance: 60 - 150 AC Kilowatt-hours (kWh's) per month (depending on wind resource)
Recommended for: Rural or suburban locations with good winds\
Typical off-grid homes, schools, clinics, remote cabins or starter systems.Wind Class 2 or higher
This system contains batteries and is typically used in conjunction with a back-up generator (gasoline, propane, or diesel fuel). These systems are modular and can be expanded easily.
We recommend this package for homes, schools, clinics and other smaller off-grid applications. These systems are also easily retrofitted to existing diesel-only systems in order to save fuel and provide up to 24-hour power.
This remote system stores excess energy in batteries for use during low wind periods. It can also charge the batteries from a back-up generator (requires SB option). With a manually controlled back-up generator the Remote.System can provide up to 24-hour power.
The Tubular Tilt-up towers can be installed without concrete and they tilt-up after all the assembly work is done on the ground. The 42 ft. tower in this package is a common height used with the XL.1 turbine. For sites with trees, taller towers are recommended. These tower are available in heights up to 104 ft.
The batteries are US Battery 2200's, a workhorse of the home power industry and an excellent value. A total of four individual 6 volt batteries are connected in series to provide 24 VDC nominal. This battery bank will supply up to several days of power without wind energy input. The 500 W Trace TS524 modified-sine-wave inverter provides 120 VAC, 60 Hz (or 230 V, 50 Hz at 400 W) and is available with a stand-by (SB: battery-charging and transfer relay) option. A back-up engine generator can be easily integrated, but it must be manually started and stopped.
In addition to the equipment costs given below, a complete installation will typically include the following costs: shipping, sales tax, permit costs, foundation and anchoring (some soil types), wire run, turbine and tower erection, battery racks or vault, electrical hook-up, and inspection fees. Some users also incorporate a back-up gas, propane, or diesel generator into the system for extended periods of low wind speed. For towers in rural areas, there should not be a permit fee or inspection fee unless it is hooked up to your electrical system. I recommend that we modify your electrical system to segment a couple of key circuits that can be fed by this energy system.