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Swinburne sought both a hybrid wind-solar renewable energy teaching example as well as a productive system offsetting rising electricity costs.
A 3kW Skystream wind turbine was complemented by three PV solar arrays facing north, east and west for demonstration and teaching purposes.
SolarQuip recommend the Skystream 3.7 wind turbine as a high quality, efficient generator well suited to many rural locations in Melbourne and the surrounding area.
With a slim design and a tower height of 12-15 metres and a grid-connected inverter supply of 2.4kW, the Skystream finds the right balance of good exposure to winds and a minimal visual impact, making it ideal for residential or small business use.
Inside the Skystream 3.7 is the permanent magnet d.c. generator, grid-connect inverter and sound isolators (to minimise noise transfer to the tower) so that the turbine is easily installed and connected with circuit breakers directly to your electricity power board.
The Skystream 3.7 comes equipped with monitoring of power generation, conveniently transmitted from the tower to be viewed on your home computer so you can watch your energy savings grow.