The World’s First Integrated Hybrid Technology
The World’s First Integrated Hybrid Technology
NEW Energy System Provides the Most Efficient Way to Produce Hybrid Renewable Power
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- Traditional solar power loses power output during cloudy days.
- TriHelix provides renewable energy in sun, rain, and at night using a combination of wind and solar power
- Built for durability and energy reliability
- Addition of wind power means less battery requirements and more cost effective system
- Designed for easy assembly and installation.
- Plug and play components and modular design make it easy to increase in size.
- Current manufacturing capability allows for the delivery of 200 units per month.
- Currently ships from Texas, USA
- Universal adaptability for solar panels.
The solar component of the TriHelix works with all solar panel sizes and dimensions, spacing will just change slightly. Panels are mounted the same way they are mounted on a roof racking system. Rails can be trimmed according to panel size. 300 watt panels are recommended for optimum power output.
At its core, six low-profile, vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) are mounted on a single base. The units can be interconnected to increase energy production. The turbines begin producing power from wind speeds as low as 5 miles per hour. The system is silent and does not pose a threat to wildlife. The turbines utilize a coreless axial-flux permanent magnet (AFPM) machine which is free from the maintenance issues that commonly plague gear driven generators. This technology allows for greater torque capability and lower operating speeds.
Added Benefit: Wind Turbines combined with solar require smaller battery banks than solar only systems. This is due to the fact that a solar only system does not generate significant amounts of electricity during cloudy and stormy weather. The battery bank must be large enough to carry you through the bad weather days. With solar and wind, during bad weather days, wind speeds tend to increase and the wind module continues to charge your batteries during the bad weather days while your solar panels are idle.
The turbine housing is made from aircraft grade aluminum, making it light and strong. The optional tower is created from 7 foot sections made of 10 gage steel. We start with a piece of 10 gage sheet metal, laser cut it and fold it into tower sections. The first section is buried 6 ft into the ground. Additional sections are added 7ft up at a time to reach the desired height. The combination of aircraft aluminum and 10 gage steel make this system light yet extremely durable.
The Trihelix uses a proprietary Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Controller that maximizes power output for both solar and wind inputs. This control module works in unison with the Outback on grid/off grid inverter system. In off grid applications the Outback system stores energy and distributes both DC and AC energy as needed. The system is designed for both 110 and 240 volts and can be easily expanded to meet power output needs. Additional inverters can be added on to accommodate system size as needed.
With a built-in custom controller, you will have full access to see a breakdown of wind and solar production and storage.
The System Ships Pre-Wired Ready for Installation
The Trihelix overcomes the limitations of traditional renewable energy. The technology incorporates BOTH wind and solar energy into a hybrid technology that is ideal for any location. It utilizes wind, solar, or both depending on the environmental conditions of the day. This proven system has undergone extensive testing in multiple climates including frigid Scandinavia, the Caribbean islands, and the Middle east.
At the core of each product is the Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) that have been selected for use by the engineers. In developing the product, there has been extensive research regarding the design and construction of Savonius type turbines.
Our models involve light, efficient turbines that have enough transient response to fully take advantage of the energy creation opportunity that bursts of wind provide. The turbines want to be optimized for the wind speeds that are typical in the urban landscapes and capable of collecting wind energy when others have not yet started, which our Savonius design has made possible. There is currently a proprietary stamping process (pilotless progressive die with differential pre-stretch) for the turbine blade in the U.S.
The topology we’ve chosen is a coreless axial-flux permanent magnet (AFPM) machine. Typical generators are high-speed, low-torque devices. In those cases a gearbox is used to increase the rotational speed of the rotors inside the generator. Gearboxes add additional friction, negatively affecting performance and efficiency, and require periodic maintenance. Gearboxes are the single most common point of failure in any wind turbine. We utilize a direct drive permanent magnet solution which is free from the maintenance issues that commonly plague gear driven generators. AFPM machines can offer greater torque capability operating at lower speeds. The generator was custom-designed specifically matched to the torque of the turbine thus optimizing the rotational and torque characteristics of the turbine to the generator.
Custom Designed Electronics
With a proprietary designed MPPT electronics circuitry which controls all aspects of the power generation of both the wind and solar sections of the products. This “smart” controller handles the onboard electronics that properly load the generators and output the energy that is then used by the customer. The controller dynamically adjusts each of the generators in the system based on wind speed and direction of the wind in order to maximize the power that can be extracted from the available wind energy. This processor controlled unit then rectifies the AC power to DC and passes it along to the adjacent system to be summed and either stored to a battery and then passed along to an inverter and used by the customer.
Corrosion Resistant & Steel Construction
All steel parts are pre-galvanized and also powder coated, which provides another level of corrosion resistance. Aluminum or Stainless components are used where appropriate. The main structure is made of heavy gauge steel for enduring strength. All fasteners are stainless and the plastics are stabilized against UV so they won’t break down in the sunlight.
There are several options for mounting, which can be configured to multiple heights and can accept panels as necessary. They can accommodate practically any roof type. In some instances it is unnecessary to penetrate the roof and you may use a ballasted structure instead.
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