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SOMA 48Volt 1000W Wind Generator


SOMA 48Volt 1000Watt Wind Turbine

 

The SOMA Wind Generator is a battery charging wind generator to supply power for light duty electrical requirements in remote areas. It is designed to be the main source of power to the energy efficient home covering such loads as lighting, radio, television, water pump, washing machine, kitchen blenders, power tools and refrigeration. The maintenance free features of the SOMA 1000 also make it an ideal source of power to telecommunications and scientific equipment located in inaccessible areas.

 

Rugged Durability - Soma wind turbines have been manufactured since 1978. The company has a design philosophy of mechanical simplicity and rugged durability. All components are made from the highest quality materials to withstand long-term wear and fatigue. Corrosion protection is a high priority. The blades are constructed using a hollow mould fiberglass technique that is unique to Soma turbines.

 

Performance - Large rotor diameters ensure high efficiency in light to moderate wind speeds. The brushless, permanent magnet alternators used on all Soma machines are designed to produce a power curve that matches the output of the 2 bladed rotor while operating at optimal tip speed ratios.

 

Simple Installation - Installation can be carried out by following the instructions in the manual provided. It should take two people no more than two days to complete.

 

Feathering Mechanism - The tilt back action relieves pressure on the wind generator and tower in strong winds. This is a fail-safe design with mechanical simplicity. A hydraulic dampener limits the feathering action in gusty wind conditions.

 

Control Panel - Soma wind turbine is supplied complete with a voltage regulated control panel and dump load. If using wind turbine to charge batteries, excess power is burnt off as heat when the batteries are fully charged. The Soma 1000 features a tapered charge regulator which progressively reduces the supply of current to the battery as it reaches full charge. By adjusting the control dial the upper voltage can be reset to enable equalization charging.

 

Applications

 

  • Enough power for lights, radio, television, fan, water pump, kitchen appliances, microwave oven, washing machine, high efficiency DC refrigeration, power tools and more, depending on the average wind speed. The ideal source of power for telecommunications and scientific equipment.

Warranty

 

  • 12 Months warranty of defects in materials and workmanship

Technical Specifications

 

Electrical Characteristics
Rated output 1000 watts
Peak output 1200 watts
Cut in wind speed 3.5 m/s
Rated wind speed 10 m/s
Max design wind speed 50 m/s
Feathering mechanism Tilt-up
Rotor diameter 2.7 m
Number of blades 2 blades
Operating speeds 250 - 800 rpm
Blade construction GRP
Alternator type Permanent magnet 3 phase
Voltage 24V, 48V or 110V
Controller Mosfet switching
Mechanical Characteristics
Shipping Volume 0.15m³
Shipping weight 50 kg

SOMA1000 Wind Generator Energy Outputs

 

Average Wind Speed
(metres/sec)
Average Daily Output
(Watt-hours)
3 900
4 2800
5 4000
6 7300
7 10000
8 12000
9 14200
10 16300
Rated instantaneous output is 1000Watt at 10m/s. Peak output is 1200Watt at 15m/s

Tilt Tower 19.5m KIT not Included

 

  • Height: 19.5m
  • Base dimensions: 13.8m x 13.8m
  • Outside foundations: 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7m
  • Centre foundation: 1 x 1 x 0.25m deep

Tower Features

 

  • tower tilts down to the ground
  • bi-directional brake winch
  • hot dip galvanized
  • supplied as kit without poles (poles available upon request at an additional cost)

Tower Benefits

 

  • no climbing
  • no towing
  • safe
  • anti-corrosion
  • simple installation and maintenance

The Tower Kit included utilizes 3 lengths of pipe to form a tower (excludes mast and gin pole). The wind turbine is assembled on the ground and is raised with the hinged tower. Comprehensive instructions for each type of tower are included in the manual.

 

The Soma 1000 can be sited up to 750 metres away from the tower if 110 volts is used.

 

Solar Hybrid Option - The wind turbine can be used in conjunction with solar panels to create a hybrid system. Such a system provides a more consistent supply of power and is less affected by variations in wind and solar levels.

 


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  • Model: soma-1000-48
  • Shipping Weight: 50kg
  • Manufacturer:
    Soma


This product was added to our catalog on Monday 01 October, 2007.