Hover’s first 36 kW set up survived the latest Hurricane Ian storm system that ravaged southwestern Florida.
From pv magazine USA
Hover Power, a Texas-based wind energy tech firm, stated it’s going to start commercial-scale manufacturing of its residential and industrial 36 kW wind-powered microgrids at its facility in Memphis, Tennessee, in January 2023.
The Hover Array System is a rooftop-mounted microgrid combining wind, photo voltaic and power storage with the corporate’s built-in power administration system (IEMS) software program platform. The IEMS system integrates power generated by each wind (alternating present) and photo voltaic (direct present) right into a unified 480 V, three-phase direct drive energy system to supply back-up energy to constructing homeowners and residential prospects.
Hover Power’s client wind turbine is mounted alongside the windward-facing edges of the rooftop to generate steady energy all through the day. The wind expertise makes use of an “aerodynamic design that makes use of the constructing as a sail” to ship industrial scale energy. The corporate’s on-site photo voltaic panels are mounted on the rooftop heart, away from the shadow of the turbine’s parapet, producing enough solar energy throughout many of the each day peak afternoon hours.
Preliminary testing of the Hover Array System exhibits that the 36 kW system can offset 100% of a constructing’s energy consumption generally. Nevertheless, as with every microgrid system, each day time of use is the one setback to offering steady energy across the clock.
“Hover spent almost eight years in R&D, adopted by two years of rigorous testing at our set up web site,” stated Chris Griffin, Hover’s president and CEO. “We all know of no different wind expertise that has survived two hurricanes (i.e. Ian) and continues to be functioning correctly.”
Hover Power is by its administration crew and $710,000 in debt financing it raised in April 2019. Up to now, Griffin served as CEO of wind turbine startup Regenedyne, and earlier than that he spent 15 years in company finance at a variety of Wall Road corporations.
By Michael Schoeck