LE-v150 Wind Turbine

The LE-v150 is a compact, silent and lightweight vertical axis wind turbine designed to provide power outputs pf up to 200 watts for a host of different battery charging applications.

For use in applications where a traditional horizontal axis turbine may be inappropriate and simply couldn’t survive prolonged periods of storm force winds, the LE-v150 draws on our heritage of designing rugged vertical axis wind turbine chargers for powering industrial and research equipment in extreme environments.

It can be found all over the world powering small electronic systems in remote places where there is no other power source – such as supplementing Solar PV panels in ‘off-grid’ renewable energy systems and powering LED street lights and other lighting systems.

However, the LE-v150 also lends itself perfectly for leisure activities in the Marine and Caravanning sector. The LE-v150 wind turbine provides a strong marine battery charger and is perfect for providing charge into valuable batteries whilst owners are away. Read more about the benefits for yacht and sailboat owners.

The LE-v150 is available as a 12V and 24V wind turbine.

  • Silent Operation – absolutely no noise as the turbine operates
  • Small Compact size – this vertical axis wind turbine is easy to install in places where space is a premium
  • Lightweight – at only 13Kg the LE-v150 wind turbine can be installed with ease
  • Safe – the rotating blades cannot cause injury
  • Reliable – with only one moving set of parts and no brushes to wear out
  • Indestructable – Designed to survive 120mph Antarctic winds

Indestructible build quality & durability

The LE-v150 wind turbine is manufactured from high quality aluminium alloys and stainless steel which has been laser processed, CNC machined, hard anodized and powder coated to ensure that the wind turbine will withstand the harsh effects of the extreme environments that it was originally designed for. With only 1 moving part, there is little to go wrong and no brushes or slip-rings to wear out and need replacing. The bearings are sealed for life and fully lubricated, so no greasing or maintenance is required. All of the fixings are manufactured from A4 stainless steel which are able to withstand the most corrosive of environments.

The LE-v150 wind turbine has a design life of 20 years +, but due to its modular design and ease of maintenance, the turbine could easily run indefinitely!

Pure performance

The LE-v150 wind turbine uses a proven ‘Savonious’ rotor design which gives silent and effective performance. Using the latest solid modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamic simulations, we have come up with an elegant ‘cross-ventilated’ rotor which provides extremely good power conversion for a vertical axis wind turbine of this size. The rotor is then coupled to our specially designed low inertia, zero ‘cogging’ axial flux permanent magnet alternator to ensure an excellent power curve whilst the turbine starts up in the lightest of winds. Using Neodymium rare earth magnets, this alternator design has become one of the most field proven and effective alternators that is deployed across the entire range of Leading Edge Turbines!

Absolute safety

Unlike any other small wind turbine you will find, the LE-v150 can even be allowed to run ‘off-load’ with no connection to the batteries – The LE-v150′s rotor design will limit is RPM automatically. You can even try to put your hand into the spinning rotor, but it will be deflected away before any harm is done! These safety features make the wind turbine ideal for installation in places where space might be an issue, and where people are nearby – providing the perfect marine battery charger on the deck of a sailing boat!

LE-v150 Specification

  • Rotor diameter: 270mm
  • Rotor height: 918mm
  • Rotor type: 3-Blade Savonious
  • Blade material: Aluminium alloy
  • Rated output: 24W at 8m/s (17.8mph)
  • Peak output: 200W
  • Cut-in speed: 4m/s (9mph)
  • Weight: 13Kg
  • Generator type: 3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA
  • Output voltage: 12V or 24V wind turbine
  • Warranty: 2 years