KOHILO’s CYCLONE megawatt series of wind turbines are poised to become an industry leader, offering the highest return on investment and lowest Levelized Cost of Electricity in the wind energy stratum.
KOHILO’s CYCLONE turbine invests a much higher amount of resources in power production by eliminating the largest cost component of a wind energy project, instead utilizing it as additional swept area. In essence, rather than ascending higher to permit larger blades and an associated wind capture area, the CYCLONE maximizes its swept area, and in turn power output, at significantly lower altitudes.
The 1.6 Megawatt wind energy system weighs 126 tons and is 241 feet in height with a 328 foot base (@ 7.5m/s wind speed), thus giving the CYCLONE a swept area of 2.04 acres requiring 39 unobstructed acres for peak performance. This wide stance and low profile drastically reduces footer requirements and their associated costs due to the generators being at ground level and the axiom of the system’s weight decreasing as its height increases; these design characteristic reduce stress on the CYCLONE’s base. Further, the cogent design of the CYCLONE decidedly decreases the formidable costs associated with the transportation and installation of the wind turbine and tower and the construction of access roads and other related infrastructure required for the project.
|Highest Industry Capacity Factor||.599% @ 7.5m/s (15% greater than leading competitor)|
|Lowest Industry Cost of Energy1||$.019/kWh|
|Annual O&M Costs||$32/kW (30% less than leading competitor)|
|Anticipated Project IRR2||≥ 30% (Breakeven Point = Between Years 2 – 3)|