What are mid-scale wind turbines?
RWVP turbines area class of turbine called mid-scale. Technically, it is the class of turbines from 200 kilowatt (kW) to 900 kW capacities. This is compared to today’s utility scaled turbines that are 1 megawatt (MW) to up to 10 megawatts. These new giant turbines are very efficient at producing power, but are way too large to be used next to buildings or in campuses as they would overwhelm the size of the buildings and also need so much room for typical zoning requirements. Midscale turbines are an ppropriate size with no visual pollution of out of scale tower and blades that are barriers to installing.
Midscale turbines not only don’t overwhelm the architecture of your buildings, they don’t take up much space to produce a great deal of power. For example, a 600 kW turbine takes up 400 sq feet of land whereas a solar panel field producing the same annual power would take up almost two acres of land (or roof). And the solar panel field would cost between $2.5 and $4 million versus the cost of between $1.2 and $1.5 million for our RWVP 600 kw machine installed.