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Hurricane Wind Power reviews power ratings seeks level playing field
In the past few years the wind turbine industry, from the commercial side, the "home brew" community do it yourself ethisiasts and the "scammers" have found themselves at odds.
By: Hurricane Wind Power Anthony Jones
Methods of rating wind power products have existed on a continuum of outright lies to bending the truth in order to make a product look good according to Jones . The state of wind power performance reporting has become a farce, which Hurricane wishes to distance itself from. Jones spoke of a California based company which rates its wind turbines at 1500 watts but is careful to put in the qualifier that this output was rated at 70 mile per hour winds, "This is ridiculous" the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and widely respected organizations such as the American Wind Energy Association have clearly stated that the rated wind speed for output is 11 meters per second or 24.6 miles per hour.
Jones went on to explain that in the past few years the "do it yourself" movement in wind power often expressed power output represented simply by measuring open voltage multiplied by shorted amps that estimated a power output at a given generator RPM. These methods are outdated and Hurricane is adhering to the standard of the AWEA and NREL with its wind turbines. As well Jones went on to state that instantaneous ratings which can be most easily understood as a "flash" power rating or power that is not sustained should not be used as a rated power output either. Some companies even on the commercial level as American Wind Energy Association members still advertise instantaneous output ratings as their "rated performance"
In the poor economic state of the nation as well as worldwide Jones expressed the sentiment that while sales may be lost in the short term due to the flashy high watt output ads of some. He is confident a long term solid business model should be founded upon the principles of openness, honesty, trust and consumer confidence. In uncertain time people must know that the performance for the money or ROI return on investment makes sense.Visit us at http://www.hurricanewindpower.com ;
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