Small Wind Turbine
List of Small wind turbines Projects
The lists given below (through hyperlinks) are not meant to be exhaustive. For the list of examples of government-funded projects, some smaller projects and latest projects are not included. For the list of examples of non-government projects, it is compiled from the Survey on Renewable Energy Installations, which started in late 2006, along with information gathered from other sources.
- List of examples of Government Small wind turbine projects
- List of examples of Non-government Small wind turbine projects
The Survey on Renewable Energy Installations is an on-going exercise. The survey questionnaire can be downloaded from the main page of Example Projects.
Some of the PV projects are described below, with photos
Small wind turbines for automatic weather stations of Hong Kong Observatory
Small wind turbines are used with PV panels to make up wind/solar hybrid DC power supply systems for automatic weather stations at several remote locations.
|Above: Small wind turbines used by Hong Kong Observatory|
Small wind turbines at EMSD Headquarters
A 1 kW horizontal-axis small wind turbine and a 1.5 kW vertical-axis small wind turbine have been installed on the roof of the EMSD Headquarters building, for demonstration purpose and for gathering experience on roof-top application of small wind turbines. The small wind turbines are grid-connected, using small wall-mounted grid-tie inverters.
Above: 1 kW horizontal-axis small wind turbine on the roof of EMSD Headquarters building
Above: 1.5 kW vertical-axis small wind turbine on the roof of EMSD Headquarters building
Small wind turbine installation on Shek Kwu Chau
Shek Kwu Chau is an outlying island of Hong Kong, located in the south of Lantau Island, west of Cheung Chau Island. Four wind turbines of rated capacity 1 kW each and a 3.36 kW PV system have been installed on the island to provide off-grid electricity to some of the facilities there. Shek Kwu Chau is a restricted area and a permit is required to visit the island.
Above: 1 kW wind turbine
Above: 3.36 kW PV system - PV panels on top of battery room
Vertical-axis small wind turbine at Queen's College Old Boys' Association Secondary School
Above: 760 W vertical-axis small wind turbine for powering irrigation and lighting equipment
(Source: Queen's College Old Boys' Association Secondary School)
A small wind/solar hybrid installation in Sai Kung District
Above: 2 nos. of 2.5kW grid-connected horizontal-axis small wind turbine were installed in July 2008 on the roof of Marsh Road Station Building (Source: The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.)
100W micro wind turbine system on the roof of school building of Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School