Microturbine Ships to Power Wireless Base Stations in Alaska

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Halo Energy in Massachusetts developed a high-efficiency 3.7m diameter shrouded wind turbine design and is scheduled to deliver its first ten units to an Alaskan tower company in the next quarter of 2019, according to eenews.  Halo Energy’s proprietary design utilizes two closely-coupled, convex shrouds that encircle the turbine blades. The turbine acts as a passive pump, pulling air over the blades.

 The HALO-6.0 turbine was designed to address the energy requirements of the expanding off-grid telecom tower market worldwide, has a rated capacity of six kW.

“The HALO-6.0 delivers two times as much energy as any similar-sized conventional, open-bladed wind turbine, while reducing diesel-fuel consumption and providing reliable, low-cost renewable electricity,” stated Loccisano. The unnamed Alaskan wireless infrastructure company, Loccisano said, wants to eliminate dependency on diesel generators in remote locations. 

“From an efficiency perspective, our innovative shroud design outperforms anything we’ve seen on the market. The size, weight, and price make this an ideal solution for the telecom industry, particularly given the ease of installation and ability to mount directly onto existing cell towers,” said Loccisano.

Loccisano said they are in discussions with hybrid energy providers in Australia, Canada, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia who bundle solar energy, wind energy and battery storage.

March 18, 2019

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