" The turbine is a positive visual statement for the College and a daily reminder for all students to be eco-friendly. The turbine and the output data support many projects for our students. "
R9000 5kW System
At the centre of the Evance 5kW system is the R9000 small wind turbine - the UK's small wind turbine of choice.
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Maximum energy yield
The R9000 small wind turbine starts generating energy at low wind speeds and is designed to run continuously at high wind speeds, so providing the maximum yield possible - giving you energy generation when the wind is blowing at its strongest.
Also unlike some other turbines the R9000 continues to generate energy in strong winds – as seen in areas of the UK last winter when peak gusts of over 130mph (58 metres per second) were recorded.
The R9000 delivers you class leading performance - maximising the kilowatt hours of energy produced.
Great return on investment - lock down electricity costs for 20 years.
As soon as the turbine is commissioned and the wind blows - savings are made. With rising energy costs many more people are turning to small wind as an investment in a sustainable future - customers are reducing energy costs by 50% and more – some are turning from oil to affordable wind power.
Locking down electricity costs, gaining some energy security, and getting a great return on investment has got to be a winning combination.
Based on an Evance R9000 5kW wind turbine generating 13,700kWh per year with an annual wind speed of 6m/s and a cost of 14p per kWh.
In the UK and some other countries, you can also receive an income for generating renewable energy and exporting power to the national grid. Owners of the Evance R9000 in the UK are eligible for Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs). This UK incentive scheme provides financial rewards for the generation of renewable energy – more information is available on the incentives page.
Read how homeowners energy bills are now significantly reduced after swapping oil for wind power ... businesses reduce costs and carbon emissions... a football club generates its own electricity.
Keeps on running
We understand that minimal downtime is essential as you want your turbine working during a windy period. Therefore the R9000 turbine and tower are designed to provide outstanding durability and reliability in the harshest of conditions - exceeding tests under the UK’s MCS certification.
Low environmental impact
The R9000 turbine is small and unobtrusive so has very little effect on the visual quality of the aea. With a modern and visually pleasing design it blends into its surroundings - as shown by installations within National Parks and areas of natural beauty.
All small wind generators create some noise due to parts moving in the wind. The R9000 turbine is generally sited at least 100m from a neighbouring property so disturbance is minimised.
In the UK, noise levels are measured to the standard set by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). The R9000 fulfilled the noise criteria and all others to become fully accredited in July 2010.
Both the wind turbine and the tower are designed to provide outstanding durability - a minimum design life of 20 years. With few moving parts, in particular no gearbox, the R9000’s maintenance is minimal.
Combining patented state-of-the-art technology and elegant design, the Evance R9000 offers class leading quality, performance and reliability.