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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Ukraine 2018
The Onipko rotor is a new type of wind-driven electric generator made up of three unique components: a spiral design, turbine, electric generator and an electronic system. The rotor can cut-in speed of 0.5 m/sec and it reacts to fast wind gusts in slow winds. No other turbine design can perform this action.
Troubled by constant electric power failures, Onipko wanted to have an independent energy source. Turning to wind for the solution, Aleksiy Onipko conducted a total research of all available small wind turbines on the world market. Disappointed by the inadequate performance of classic wind-turbines, Dr. Onipko started a long invention process that eventually birthed the Onipko Rotor.
The solution is a rotor which can cut in speed of 0.3m/sec. Cut-in speed of traditional turbines are too high for normal areas that don’t have strong winds. To generate energy from such slow speeds, the Onipko rotor team developed a unique electric generator that has almost no starting torque. The combined patented technologies allowed for continuous energy generation in even the lowest wind speeds.
The Onipko Rotor’s unique design gives it various advantages in comparison with traditional wind-driven turbines. The rotor can be constructed from various materials including fibres, metals, & plastics. In addition, it works effectively in turbulent winds, works in small and large wind speeds and it works in harsh weather conditions.