What is a marine wind Turbine; Best 5

marine Wind turbine

If you own a boat and like to spend some time at sea, you probably know that electricity isn’t really accessible in the middle of the Pacific.  Or rather, was.  Because if there is one thing you can find in the middle of the ocean, it’s wind.  Which is very practical for recharge the batteries of your boat thanks in particular to the marine wind turbine.

What is a marine wind Turbine?

The marine wind turbine follows the same principle as the other models: under the force of the wind, the rotation of the blades turns a generator, which then functions as an alternator.  The mechanics are mainly located in the turbine body, which facilitates wiring and assembly and increases the reliability of
wind turbines.  The turbine controller is used to check the speed of rotation of the
blades, eliminating hum, especially in high winds.

In addition, wind turbines are subject to significant stresses during strong winds, the electronic stall system significantly reduces the forces on the turbine and the mast.  The new models thus became relatively silent.

Note that on a boat, the wind turbine can be coupled to a solar panel to take full advantage of weather and navigation conditions.
Marine wind turbines are used to power and charge the batteries of the boat at sea. They are treated for marine use and therefore resist salted water.

Some can perform work equivalent to that of a shore charger.  He there are also different brands, but the models are generally 12, 24 or 48 V for a very variable power.  These criteria are of course to be put in
according to your needs and your budget: count between 500 and 1,500 € for a boat wind turbine.
Also, be aware that there is hardly any maintenance or upkeep to be expected.
Last point: a large number of marine wind turbines have a regulator integrated voltage which improves performance and optimizes energy output,which also helps protect the batteries.

Parts of a Marine Wind Turbine

Fairly simple in construction, marine wind Turbines are standard in design. More high-tech generators may have more features and options, but the overall design is universal.

  1. Blades 
  2. Tower or mast, usually about 9’ tall, is the pole that attaches to the boat (like a sailboat mast) and holds the blades up in the air.
  3. Stay poles, usually, two 8’ poles, are used to hold up the mast. They’re attached at an angle to keep the mast in place.
  4. Clamps, crimp rings, and TY wraps are used to keep it all together.
  5. Control panels and electronics It make you control and know the outputs.

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Note : A turbine designed for the hobbyist on land will not stand up to the rigors of an offshore passage.{1}

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6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Marine Wind Turbine

There are 6 tips you need to keep in mind before surfing on over to Amazon or Alibaba and adding it to your shopping cart.

  1. The amount of power needed: for all the devices that run on your boat such as; the stereo, navigational electronics, the refrigerator, lights, laptops, and other devices.
  2. The amount of wind available; Where do you spend most of your time on your boat? Ocean or inland? You’ll want to gauge the amount of wind generally found in that area. because a wind turbine operates only if there is wind in this area you spent time within .
  3. Wind speed? Obviously, any wind is good, but most marine wind turbines don’t provide much power below 4 m/s.
  4. Size of the wind turbine  You’ll want to align your choice of wind turbine with how rough or calm the water is, as well as the types of weather typically found. As an example, with higher wind speeds, you’ll want a bigger blade sweep to get even more energy.
  5. Place where to install your wind turbine In the back or in fron of the sailboat , just keep in mind it s far from traffic .
  6. Noise marine wind turbines can be noisy , Noise restriction is a real concern in certain places: narrow inland waterways, residential communities and businesses but there exsit lots of models (especialy vertical wind turbines ) with less noise or without noise .
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