Features and Benefits

The BarberWind Turbines 800kW transforms wind power. It is less expensive to purchase, install and maintain. And, it captures a greater percentage of available wind producing the lowest electricity cost of any turbine. Simply elegant.

Utilizes Efficient Rim-Driven Technology

  • Eliminates the need for a heavy, expensive, high maintenance gear box and nacelle
  • Allows the energy to be harvested from the rim rather than the center (higher speed/lower torque)
  • Supports blade tips at the rim where the loads are highest allowing us to produce lighter weight, less expensive blades
  • Smooths electricity generation with flywheel effect
  • Supported by a Monopole tower

Utilizes Airfoil Blades

  • Has 20, 5-foot by 8-inch blades on each of 64 spokes
  • Blades automatically hold themselves at the ideal angle to the apparent wind to achieve maximum lift
  • Offers the lowest cut-in speed of any mid-sized turbine so will operate more continuously
  • Self-pitching, self-twisting blades reduce drag and noise
  • Improves wind capture by 20-30% over other mid-sized turbines
  • Is projected to deliver a LCOE of $23 per MWh

Includes Built-in Lifting System That Lowers Installation and Maintenance Costs

  • Includes a built-in lifting system that eliminates the need for expensive rental cranes
  • Eliminates the use of heavy, expensive cranes
  • Eliminates gear box service and maintenance
  • Utilizes standard components that are available off the shelf in most cities

Is Hurricane Resilient

  • Survival Wind Speed When Upright: Category 4 Hurricane (135 mph)
  • Survival Speed When Lowered: Category 5 Hurricane (155 mph)

Improves Transportation Options

  • Allows all components to ship in eight standard semi-trailers or nine 40-foot containers
  • Allows delivery to locations previously deemed inaccessible  such as mountaintops, severe slopes and island nations
  • Eliminates overweight and over-length highway fees

Greater Value and Shorter Payback Period

  • Produces the lowest cost per kilowatt of any turbine
  • Shortens payback period for customers and investors

Environmentally Friendly

  • Disappears in the shorter distance
  • 8-inch Blades are made from pultruded fiberglass resulting in greatly reduced harmonics
  • No danger of fire since we have no nacelle or hot oil
  • Slower rim speed and blades on every cable (spoke) is friendly to birds by eliminating large empty spaces for birds to fly through

Replaces Diesel Power Economically

  • Reduces cost per kilowatt hour. Electricity generated with Diesel GEN sets cost between $.25 and $.65 per kilowatt hour