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Honeywell Home Wind Turbine

Honeywell Home Wind Turbine

The Honeywell Wind Turbine is a gearless turbine that generates power from the blade tips rather than through a center shaft. By claiming to practically eliminate mechanical resistance and drag, the Honeywell Wind Turbine creates power (2000 kWh/yr) and operates in a greater range of wind speeds (2-45 mph) than traditional wind turbines.

The Honeywell Wind Turbine comes with a smart box, inverter and inter connect switch to wire the system into a household panel. It is designed to be installed where the power is being consumed and can produce 2000 kWh/yr. The system has a MSRP of $4,500.

Critics of the turbine suggest that it doesn’t produce nearly enough power to make a difference in the household of the average North American family.

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  1. nina

    August 3, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Baotou Changan Magnetoelectric Machine Co., Ltd.

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    Baotou Changan Magnetoelectric Machine Co., Ltd

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  2. russ

    August 15, 2009 at 9:52 am

    The turbine claims to extract more power from the wind than there is in a given wind speed.

    No independent testing has been reported to date so outlandish claims can be made – in the near future the truth will become apparent. Production will be more in the 200 kWh/yr range than what they claim for 99% of US locations.

    There is also another 1,500 to 2,000 USD installation fee associated with the thing.

  3. Domestic Wind Turbines

    November 4, 2009 at 11:31 am

    If their claims are true than this could be a big step forward. I was particularly interested to see that it can work at windspeeds as low as 2 mph.

  4. jac05

    November 23, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Industry expert Paul Gipe has already reviewed this product and, as you can imagine, says its full of BS:
    “There is no substantiation to back up the promoter’s claims and the claims themselves are exaggerated.”

    Also of note:

    “There are no units in use. One turbine has been “tested” in a wind tunnel. Thus, all claims about the product are projecture.

    Those who have followed the debate about performance measurements of small turbines realize that testing in a wind tunnel is not testing at all. Wind tunnel “tests” are useful only for design not for estimating the performance of the wind turbine in the field.

    Though no turbines have been tested in the field, Earthronics has hired a public relations company.”

    Something tells me the positive comments on the internet about this product are nothing more than a hired PR firm doing its job..the product and company are clearly shady.

  5. Jason

    January 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Dang! That thing is expensive $4500. I have seen some guides on how to construct turbines. Maybe that is a better option for me.

  6. Cindy

    March 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Be very wary we lost money to Prevailing Wind, bought a windmill never received and they went and closed their doors.

  7. David

    June 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    This is a good idea for diy folks. I can picture easy experimentation with a bicycle wheel, some rare earth magnets, and a coil.. I would be willing to bet this is how the project started with the original inventor.

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