Bob became a Non-Executive Director of 4Navitas Ltd a company on 1st June 2013. 4Navitas Ltd has developed their first Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT).
A very exciting world-first, this mid-size Wind Turbine has a 30-100KW output. It’s made from green composite materials, and is bird-, bat- and radar-friendly with a payback time of around 4.5 years.
About Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines offer a very reliable, efficient and cost-effective alternative to conventional Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines are less intrusive visually, even in areas such as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These turbines are quieter, more bird and bat-friendly and are less expensive to maintain compared to horizontal turbines.
The UK has some of the best wind resources in Europe, so it is hardly surprising that businesses throughout the UK are looking at small wind turbines (under 100KW) to produce their own energy requirements and thus reduce their energy bills. In addition, micro-generation now offers businesses a real income stream and makes wind energy a commercially viable option. Correctly sited, a wind turbine can provide a substantial return on Investment, significantly higher than current returns from the banks.
The 4N-55 is a 55kw rated turbine. Three years in development, the radical new design is manufactured in the UK and incorporates a wealth of patented design features, which greatly enhance power generating output at low wind speeds, and significantly reduce the total costs of ownership. The design team includes world leading aerodynamics and electronic consultants.
Full details, specifications and more info are at 4navitas.com/wind-turbines/