SkyWolf® offers a patented Solar Hybrid Diffused Augmented Wind Turbine (DAWT). A product that uses renewable wind and solar energy sources combined in one turbine. This turbine is significantly smaller standing only 30’ tall and 8’ diameter as compared to larger traditional wind turbines standing between 100’ to 300’ tall. Our product is patent protected and the only turbine in existence that combines wind and solar in an innovative design.
There are several unique DAWT properties that separate us from the competition. Our smaller footprint DAWT places us in a perfect position as an alternative to the large wind turbine mfg and the small less robust turbine suppliers. In addition, the energy production of our DAWT at lower wind speeds and ease of installation is a technical advantage over the large turbines as they need higher wind speeds to produce energy. The added benefit of solar panels also allows us the technical advantage of producing power on any given day in any weather condition. Additionally, our price point is very competitive against each turbine type.
With the small footprint design and high energy output utilizing wind and solar, the Hybrid DAWT is well suited for multiple installations for Micro Grid applications to supporting critical infrastructure bldgs for municipal facilities, government institutions, colleges and hospitals, to single installations for the private business and home owner.
Applications & Uses
- Mission critical infrastructures
- Municipal facilities
- Government facilities
- Micro Grids
- Small Business Owners
Micro Grid concept
The typical power grid is a centralized model. Power is generated at a large central facility, the voltage is stepped-up to transmission voltage levels, transmitted over miles, and then distributed through a series of substations which reduce the power back down to distribution levels before finally being used by consumers. Conversely, the microgrid conceptual model is based on local generation of power. Micro grids increase reliability locally through distributed generation, energy storage, redundant distribution, automated switches, and grid stabilization. Local generation and storage allow sections of the power grid to operate independently in an intentional island mode during a grid disturbance such as thunderstorms or heavy snow fall to minimize outages. Efficiency is increased by locating generation close to the consumption, which reduces costs and losses associated with transmission. Micro grids also support sustainability through the incorporation of distributed energy resources (DER) while maintaining grid stability.
How a Micro-Grid works
To better understand the micro grid, one needs to be familiar with the isolated grid model. Isolated grids are basic grids in which a small industrial facility, remote community or military base relies on DER’s in the form of combustion type generation, renewable generation sources (PV, wind, biomass, etc.) and storage systems, such as flywheels or batteries, for grid stability. These generation systems deliver power onto a common grid or power bus. Simply installing an isolated grid into the utility system would cause grid instability. The utility needs to be able to “see” what is occurring within the isolated grid in order to understand how to properly dispatch the necessary power. A Distributed Control System (DCS) maintains a base load of power by forecasting demand, determining the proper mix of DER’s to meet the demand and maintains proper grid power quality with the objective of extending fuel reserves as long as possible.
Americas Micro – Grid
Micro grids are better positioned than the centralized grid to meet the known and unknown needs of the future because the community participates in the production, consumption and creation of new (cost reducing) revenue streams for their local grid. This technology empowers consumers, stimulates future electricity innovations and activates entrepreneurial free-market funding.