TESUP turbine impact on the environment!
Transitioning the Earth to renewable energy sources is important to the planet’s future. You can contribute to this transition by generating some of your domestically used power by using renewable energy. A TESUP turbine is one way of achieving this goal!
Let’s have a look at a new TESUP Magnum 5 turbine to see how much power it could generate.
A Magnum 5 turbine generates 5000 Watts per second when spinning under its rated wind speed of 15 meters per second. This means at full capacity, the turbine generates 120 kWh over 24 hours. For reference, the average UK household uses approximately 3300 kWh per year.
Unfortunately, the wind can’t be relied on to have such high speeds all of the time. To account for this we will apply a capacity factor of 30%. Meaning the wind turbine is spinning at capacity 30% of the time. There may be other inefficiencies involved to reduce this further.
So! With the capacity factor applied, the turbine may generate up to 36 kWh per day which is not bad at all!
It is difficult to compare this directly to a fossil fuel alternative as fossil fuel based power generation is usually done on a larger scale.
Nonetheless, comparing a small 8kW diesel generator at 75% load, this generator uses 2.5 litres of fuel per hour. Amounting to 60 litres over the course of a day. Burning one litre of diesel will amount to approximately 2.5 kg of CO2 emissions.
Producing the same power of 36 kWh per day, results in the emission of approximately 45 kg of CO2!
Obviously this is an extreme example as larger power plants are much more efficient at producing electricity than a small generator. However one can see how using renewable energy to generate some of your domestic energy can really help to reduce your emission levels!
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