Wind Turbine in Marikina


Marikina is one of the recipients of a Wind Turbbine project that generates 2KW of electricity.

P1370752This has been in Marikina since it was inauguratedin November 23, 2009 and is used to power the Marikina Composting Facility to run the  bioreactor and its lighting requirements.

The wind farm project in Marikina aims to demonstrate and test the viability of using low-velocity-wind for the production of clean energy, and eventually institutionalize a micro wind power system.  Since the microwind turbine generator has a maximum capacity of 2 kilowatts, it needs a minimum wind speed of 2.6 meters/second and a maximum speed of 12 meters per second to generate 2 kilowatts of power. – Source

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If you notice, the blades look a bit different than ordinary wind turbines or your electric fan blades.

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image from Loopwing

That is because it uses a Loopwing wind turbine blade.Its a bit technical but how I understand it is that its a unique fan blade that is able to move even if the wind is not that fast, If you want to know more about this technology, then here are some readings: Loopwing wind turbinePhilippines – Small-scale wind power

Marikina is only one of three sites for this urban wind energy in the country, along with Guaranfoods in Laguna and DOST in Bicutan.

 

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