Hamilton College's Weaver 5

Hamilton College's Weaver 5

"Hamilton College would like to express our gratitude for the support and commitment you and your company have given Hamilton College over the past few years.  We have not had much luck with wind energy since 1991 when we installed our first system.  But with your commitment to us over the past few years we are now happy to have a working system... [Y]ou gave us your word that when you developed your own system, you would make good your commitment to us.  Which you have done this year.
We here at Hamilton College are pleased with your performance and the installation.  The product you supplied seems to be working out very nicely for us and our students".
- Frank Marsicane, Sr. Assoc. Director, Physical Plant, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

 


"There are very few reliable small wind turbines on the market today and fewer still being made in the USA.  Foreign manufacturers have been flooding the US market with low cost, inefficient and unreliable equipment which is causing considerable damage to the small wind industry.
The industry desperately needs the type, size and quality of turbines that Weaver Wind Energy has the capability of bringing to market.  And with these turbines being made in the USA, WWE brings the added bonus of job creation to the table.
As a long time small wind installer, trainer, advocate and end user, I fully support Art Weaver and the crew at Weaver Wind Energy in their efforts to bring reliable, robust and efficient wind turbines to the small wind market".
- Roy Butler, Four Winds Renewable Energy, IREC Certified Small Wind Master Trainer

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"In my time as a professor of renewable energy, and specifically as a small wind instructor, I have had the opportunity to work with many installers and system designers for small wind systems ranging from 2 kW through 100 kW across the nation.  Because I have had the opportunity to spend time with your company... I am confident that your machine’s design is among the best in the nation.  Your team has come up with a technology that greatly improves performance, turbine uptime, and system safety.
I continue to be impressed with the active furling mechanism employed by your machine.  It is the only of its kind on the market, yet it provides a practical solution to the difficulties of a turbine in a harsh, erratic wind environment.  The programmable logic controller (PLC) uses real-time wind data to reduce apparent swept area of the turbine through active furling with a motor-driven tail boom.  Because of the logic built into the system, it provides redundant braking control by shorting the phases of the alternator in addition to furling during extreme weather events.  This increases the safety of the system by avoiding a rotor over-speed situation.  It is a practical, elegant solution to a problem that has plagued other machines of the same size (e.g. tail boom slapping, winch cable fraying, and component fatigue).  Your approach to turbine control can be adapted to differing wind regimes and can be scaled to improve efficiency".
- Philip V. Hofmeyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Renewable Energy, Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY.