Innovative Energy Production

RB1 Domestic ModelThe ridgeblade Wind Turbine is an innovative and unique, affordable, simple and effective way of harnessing the wind’s power to produce electricity.

The ridgeblade has been designed to produce electricity in a wide range of wind conditions (including low wind speeds) whilst maintaining a low visual impact. Suitable for the majority of installation locations, including urban houses as well as environmentally sensitive sites such as National Parks and rural locations.

Given the urgent need to improve the energy and carbon performance of existing building stock, the ridgeblade has been developed to be retrofitted into the existing built environment. In addition, the unit has been designed to be low cost, in terms of manufacture, installation and maintenance.

Award Winning Design

Designed to use the existing roof area of a pitched roof to collect and focus the prevailing wind using the Aeolian wind focus effect. This is where the wind is forced to travel over the roof surface and forms a pinch point at the roof ridge, accelerating the airflow though the turbine. As a result, measured wind speed around the ridge can be just over three times the actual wind speed. Placing the turbine in this high flow area means that up to nine times the energy is available to it compared to a HAWT (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine) system.

RB1 Domestic ModelThe ridgeblade uses advanced aerodynamics to prevent noise in operation, and is also designed to self-limit the speed of the rotor through its unique patented aerodynamic properties. This means that the units achieve full capacity at wind speeds of only 25mph and at this level of wind, the turbine speed achieves its maximum rotational speed, and this rotor speed is not exceeded, even in severe storm conditions. The ridgeblade has been successfully tested in over 100mph winds in both wind tunnel and installed locations.

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