5kW ON-GRID Vertical Axis Wind Turbine – Complete System

5kW Vertical axis wind turbine - VAWT is mounted on a tower

5kW Grid-tied complete system featuring a vertical axis wind turbine 

Reliable, affordable, independent, clean electricity with zero greenhouse gas emissions!

Wind energy can be converted to electricity easily and cleanly with vertical axis wind turbines. With today’s rising gas and oil prices driving electricity costs higher and higher, it makes sense to harvest the wind but cost effective alternatives sized to generate enough power were tough to come by.
Not anymore.
Finally homeowners and small business owners have an affordable and reliable renewable energy alternative sized for their needs. Artmetco’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines put renewable energy within their reach.

Why Vertical Axis Wind Turbines from Artmetco Solutions? 
Proven reliability. Hundreds of installations around the world and our 2 year limited warranty make Artmetco a name you can trust. Choose from the 3KW, 5KW, and 10K Wind Turbines. Each turbine is made up of a durable long lasting alloy aluminum steel precision casting. Very easy to install with a beautiful design!  Average payback in less then 4 years!  Faster payback than photovoltaic systems.  Attractive design.  Virtually no environmental impact.  Silent operation.  Designed to operate reliably in hot and cold climates.  Simplified installation.  Innovative aerofoil and vertical axis wind wheel with magnetic suspension structure.

Take a look at the complete system details here for the 5kW grid-tied Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Solution

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Technical Details

  • The complete wind power solution includes: the VAWT (wind turbine), the tower, all necesary inverters and the controller
  • 34.3′ Height suitable for most residential locations without need for variance.
  • Nearly silent operation! Bird / bat friendly design.
  • Low start-up wind speed – the turbine spends less time idle and more time generating electricity.

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Product Details

This system is available at Amazon.com. It is a 5kW grid-tied Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Complete Solution

For the do it yourself’r any of these Home Wind Turbines would get you going towards a greener more sustainable lifestyle and power source.

Urban Green Energy – Custom wind turbine solutions

Urban Green Energy - Build your own wind turbine At Urban Green Energy’s website one can find the “Build your own wind turbine” tool where you really can design your own setup.  Grid tie vs battery backup,  tower size,  color of the turbine, etc.  Who knew that one company could bring it all together in a simple yet effective starting block for the consumer wind turbine market.Although the tool lacks some hard numbers for power generation capability as well as costs, a little research will reveals that the market has taken a turn in the consumers favor and costs are dropping.

Battery Back-Up

A battery back-up system will lower the amount of energy you purchase from the grid and provide energy security by storing excess energy in batteries.


Choose the grid-tie option to interconnect with the grid and sell excess energy back to your utility company.

Urban Green Energy wind turbine choices:

  • eddy Ideal for customers looking to lessen their impact on the environment or attain energy security, eddy epitomizes simplicity and convenience, including a controller capable of interfacing with solar panels.

  • eddyGT eddy’s older brother, eddyGT allows you to sell energy into your electric grid and has the capacity to offset a significant portion of your energy use.

  • UGE-4K Whether you are looking for high returns on your investment or energy independence, the powerful yet elegant UGE-4K is the way to go.

Switzerland’s Greenwire illuminates Italian flag on City Hall with eddy wind turbine by Urban Green Energy

An eddy from urban green energyIMPERIA, ITALY, March 16, 2011 – At the stroke of midnight, an Italian flag will be illuminated on the façade of Imperia’s City Hall with green, white, and red LED flood lights powered by a vertical axis wind turbine to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Imperia, the third largest city in Liguria, has an ambitious plan to green the city under the leadership of Mayor Paolo Strescino. The first step towards this is the installation of an eddy wind turbine by Urban Green Energy atop the bell tower of Liguria’s historic city hall, built in 1923, to offset a percentage of the building’s electricity. Swiss distributor Greenwire installed the turbine.

Michele Benvenuti of Greenwire says, “With this installation, Greenwire shows everyone that making energy is a fun process that can enrich our city experience. It should become a new way of furnishing the living space we all enjoy outside our home. Wind energy is a rich resource for everyone, but most importantly it’s free! Greenwire and Urban Green Energy can now help you collect your free daily amount of energy that provides your energy needs, and we can do it in style.”

Future plans for the city of Imperia include the installation of a number of UGE-4K turbines in the park in front of the city hall to power all of the building’s energy needs. This is an effort to achieve a European Union objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020, in accordance with the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Kyoto Protocol. Imperia is among the many municipalities in Europe abiding by this covenant, under which free financing is available to achieve this. Greenwire assists with the financing.

Chevaun Tarrach, Vice President of Business Development at Urban Green Energy, helped manage the project and was excited to see a preview of the end result. “The residents of Imperia are going to love their new installation, which looks beautiful above this historic clock tower. We are happy to have worked with Greenwire and the city of Imperia on this project, which is one more example of how we are helping cities from around the world go green.”

About Greenwire
Greenwire, greenwire.ch, is the brainchild of people like you who require the use of sustainable technologies and resources of the third millennium to be used wisely with minimal waste. We focus on small units that will enable anyone, anywhere to take advantage of the valuable resources in the wind and sun. We stay away from giant wind-covered mountains and grasslands invaded by huge photovoltaic stations. We are not your classic reseller, but we do what we do because we really believe in what we do: selling products that we believe in and like.

Urban Green Energy wind turbine to be used in Bangladesh power crisis

Urban Green Energy technology is in focus againBangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announces renewable energy platform at ICT Expo, showcasing Urban Green Energy’s eddyGT 1kW vertical axis wind turbine

DHAKA, BANGLADESH, March 10, 2011 – The eddyGT 1 kilowatt (1kW) vertical axis wind turbine by Urban green energy, the New York-based manufacturer of small vertical wind turbines and hybrid wind/solar renewable energy solutions, will be showcased at the ICT Expo in Bangladesh from March 10 to 13, 2011. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the event and announce her country’s renewable energy platform.

The expo takes place at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka. Urban green energy’s turbine will be introduced to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) at the event as a solution to the power crisis in Bangladesh. The first pilot project will use the country’s largest bridges as the setting for wind turbines to produce energy. The total number of bridges in this pilot project is around twenty and the power load is approximately 1 megawatt.

Most of the bridges in Bangladesh are financed by the ADB and the World Bank. ADB has already shown interest in the project which is in collaboration with United SysNet Ltd.

Urban Green Energy-Sanya, the street light with a vertical-axis wind turbine

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Urban green energy-Eddy-gt vertical axis wind turbine on top of a Sanya in an off-grid installation.

Those people at Urban green energy have again delighted me with a unique product. The Sanya, A street light with a vertical-axis wind turbine built into the top. Talk about redefining the light pole. The Sanya streetlamp uses Urban green energy’s vertical-axis wind turbines, with customers usually picking our trademark eddy vertical axis wind turbine. eddy is the leading name for small wind power, unsurpassable in terms of reliability, efficiency, and durability. The beautiful Sanya pole includes a section that can be customized and provides a great marketing tool for our customers. From painted company logos to perforated metal sheets, numerous options are available to choose from.

 Specifications for the Sanya from Urban green energyUrban green energy Sanya street light with a eddy-gt wind turbine

  • Wind Turbine eddy
  • Rated Output 600 W
  • Rated Windspeed: 12 m/s
  • Number of Panels 1
  • Rated Panel Output 150 W
  • Dimensions 1182 x 990 mm
  • Post and LED Bulb
  • Materials Steel
  • Finish Powder Coated
  • Height 10 m
  • LED Wattage 77 W
  • Number of LEDs 1
  • Height from Ground 8m
  • Lumens 6930 LED DC Voltage 24 V

Vertical-axis wind turbines

Green Energy-Vertical axis wind turbineToday I was asked what is a ‘vertical-axis wind turbines‘. Good question if you think about it because without a picture it is hard to explain. It is a wind mill that points up but captures wind from the side, right? (that made me grin) See the picture here… kinda like that, but what is a vertical-axis wind turbine? A vertical-axis wind turbine is a type of wind turbine where the main rotor shaft is set vertically. Among the advantages of this arrangement are that generators and gearboxes can be placed close to the ground, and that VAWTs do not need to be pointed into the wind. Thus they are omni-directional or do not have to be pointed when the wind changes directions. This is really great for areas where the wind shifts directions often or is generally erradic in nature. The vertical-axis wind turbine seems to thrive in this type of environment.
Want to know more about vertical-axis wind turbines and the green energy they produce?

Urban Green Energys Latest Product-The 1st Step Anemometer and Weather Station

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New York, NY- Urban Green Energy, the New York-based manufacturer of small vertical axis wind turbines and hybrid wind/solar street lamps, today added the urban green energy 1st Step anemometer and weather station to its product portfolio. The UGE 1st Step is designed to facilitate a transition to wind energy for home owners and consumers by providing an easy-to-install device that gauges wind speed at any location. A wireless hand-held display easily transfers recorded data via USB to PC, where data can be stored and graphed.

urban green energy weather stationAvailable online through urbangreenenergy.com and Amazon.com, the urban green energy 1st Step anemometer and weather station lets consumers easily detect wind speeds by providing an accurate assessment of wind resource. Users can record day-to-day wind readings, which are especially important for helping customers choose the optimal installation site for a wind turbine. To promote a future of clean energy, Urban Green Energy is offering a full rebate to customers who purchase the urban green energy 1st Step anemometer and weather station if they choose to buy a urban green energy vertical axis wind turbine.

The Urban green energy 1st Step comes with a wireless LED display, which can be easily mounted on a wall or placed on a desktop, to view real-time weather measurements. In addition to wind speed and wind direction, the urban green energy 1st Step measures barometric pressure, interior and exterior temperature, humidity, rainfall, date and time. A calendar feature is also included, allowing the user to set a specific day, date, and time for the display to log data over periods of time, providing an option to view maximum and minimum measurements over the course of user-specified time periods. Users can also set an alarm for a specific weather condition, such as when the temperature falls below freezing.

Urban green energy-1st step weather stationFor more information on the UGE 1st Step, please visit http://www.urbangreenenergy.com. For press inquiries, please contact Ann Amarga atann(dot)amarga(at)urbangreenenergy(dot)com or +1 (917) 675-3949.

About Urban Green Energy

Urban Green Energy is a global leader in small wind energy and renewable energy systems. With over 100 quality distributors and installations in nearly 50 countries, Urban green energy designs, manufactures, and markets cutting-edge vertical axis wind turbines as well as hybrid wind/solar streetlamps with a track record of high performance, safety, and reliability. Urban green energy-trained representatives can answer questions, supply our products, and provide post-sales support locally, no matter where our customers are located.

Urban Green Energy-consumer wind power

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Green energy has arrived for the consumer !
The Eddy GT has Urban Green Energy’s patented revolutionary new dual axis design that eliminates the main concern of other vertical axis wind turbines, that of premature bearing failure. Through this technology, their turbines significantly outperform everyone elses by spreading both horizontal and vertical forces along the length of the axis. For you this means increased durability and power production along with lower vibration and resistance. They call this “Dual axis technology” or DAT for short.
The wind power from the Eddy GT is quiet. Urban green energy believe’s a wind turbine should be seen but not heard and they do not disapoint with this one. Fortunately, Urban green energy’s wind turbines are so quiet, you won’t even know they’re spinning! Thanks to the turbines’ low RPM and industry-leading design, they are virtually silent. The low RPM and helical design leads to very low-vibration turbines which can be mounted with ease in imaginative locations.Eddy GT-Salt Lake City-Urban green energy

  • Rated Power   1000 W
  • Cut-in Wind Speed   3.5 m/s (7 mph)
  • Rated RPM   180 RPM
  • Survival Wind Speed   55 m/s (123 mph)
  • Rated Wind Speed   12 m/s (26 mph)
  • Annual Energy at 5.5 m/s   1750 kWh/yr

Overall, the people at Urban green energy have the heart and minds to make green energy possible for all of us!.  I applaud their efforts!

Check their site out here, Tell them Larkinized.com sent you!
Urban Green Energy is a world leader in small wind energy and renewable energy systems. Urban Green Energy designs, manufactures, and markets cutting-edge vertical axis wind turbines and hybrid wind/solar streetlamps which exceed the standards of safety, reliability, and excellence our customers expect.

Urban Green Energy partners with customers around the world to provide innovative solutions to the world’s energy needs. Connecting with over 100 quality distributors across the world and with sales to nearly 50 countries, Urban Green Energy-trained representatives can answer questions, supply turbines, and provide post-sales support locally.

CES 2011: Vertical axis wind turbines from Urban Green Energy

urban green energy vertical axisVertical axis wind turbines from Urban Green Energy-redefining what a wind energy turbine looks like

The Eddy from Urban Green Energy looks like your average vertical axis wind turbine but is far from it.  Low cut in speed and solid power output make this a contender for a the home generating market.

 But at just under 9 feet tall, the Eddy could provide clean electricity from a pole in a yard or on the roof at a home, office or other urban building.  With a $4,000 price tag for now it may be out of reach for most consumers but still shows the value in wind energy.  For those of you with crazy climates like myself it will make you happy to know that the turbine can withstand blasts of wind up to 120 miles per hour and should last for 20 years.   The New York-based company also makes other turbines ranging from 6 feet tall to 43 feet. The machines could offer city and suburban consumers a renewable energy alternative to solar panels. After all, there seems to be a surge lately in portable or small-scale clean-tech innovations.

But wait ,The new york times reported that, -– Urban Green Energy already thought of that. The turbines can apparently be joined up to existing solar power infrastructure. And another product form the company –- the Sanya -– is a hybrid wind- and solar-powered LED street lamp that was recently installed outside the San Francisco Civic Center.

Vertical axis wind turbines are different from traditional wind turbines in that their main axis is perpendicular to the ground. Their configuration makes them ideal for both rural and urban settings and offers the owner an opportunity to offset the rising cost of electricity and to preserve the environment.

There are many advantages of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs):

  • VAWTs are not affected by the direction of the wind which is useful in areas where the wind changes direction frequently or quickly. Unlike traditional horizontal axis wind turbines no mechanism is needed to turn the wind turbine towards the wind meaning better performance in areas where a tall tower isn’t feasible, obstacles are nearby, or the wind is more turbulent.
  • VAWTs are better able to harvest turbulent air flow found around buildings and other obstacles; situations more common in areas where people live.
  • VAWTs are ideal for both rural and urban applications including roof top installations. Depending on the roof’s shape, wind flow over the roof may even be concentrated leading to an increased energy output.
  • Simple to install and maintain
  • Quiet operation
  • Pleasant appearance