Urban Green Energy 4 kW -Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

This is a new 4 kw vertical axis wind turbine from Urban Green Energy. It has a low start up speed with a fairly large swept area. This one is on the ground which demonstrates the use of this as a possibility for a mobile generator.

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36 Responses to Urban Green Energy 4 kW -Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

  1. Lee Pasquale says:

    n 2010, we purchased a wind turbine when UGE was a company called 3eWerks. We fought hard with our neighborhood association to do this; they thought it would be loud and ugly. We won that battle, and the turbine was installed. It was quiet and lovely…and it worked for about six months. Over the next couple of years, multiple repairs were needed. We ended up with three different generators, and two sets of blades. The last time they came to replace the turbine about two years ago, the replacement generator was the wrong size for the turbine to fit. When that happened, the company presented us with a “great” deal – they would install solar panels instead of another turbine at no additional cost. We had spent at least $45,000 by this time, and gladly accepted this offer. Since that time, despite several “updates” that we were about to get our solar panels, nothing has happened. The last email from Brandon Jacobs on July 18, 2016 read:

    “Thanks for reaching out. Here at UGE, we are currently undergoing a corporate restructuring. We are reorganizing the business and that has slowed down our normal operations. We are still in the process of sorting out all of the pieces and will need one month before the plans are finalized. Once this is settled, we will get back to you with a workable solution.”

    We have not heard from him again. Today is a july 4, 2017. We have been patient. We understand alternative energy is new, and growing pains are expected. We want to support alternatives to fossil fuel, especially in Texas, and believe strongly that our country must move in this direction for the well-being of the planet. A $45,000 investment for our family was a lot of money. We would not have thrown that amount of money away. We were trying to do something good for the environment. Experiences like this understandably will (and should) make it less likely for individual consumers to invest in alternative energy, but maybe this is not where the money is. I realize we are a very small customer while UGE markets primarily to large industrial clients. I understand that new investors don’t want to pay for old mistakes. I understand that the original company has gone through many changes, and that this is expected with new technology. We believe that UGE should honor their agreement with us. We believe in the honor of a person’s word, but it appears that we have been either thrown aside or placed at the end of a very long list of priorities.

  2. swedesurfer says:

    Now, if you can make this truly portable… It being abled to be taken apart, now that would be awesome !

  3. Trina McDonald says:

    4kw is about 6.5hp at 2800 rpm, NOT EVEN CLOSE HERE.

  4. J & B Homeliving says:

    I do not think that 7mph will produce 4KW, it is more like 20 watts.

  5. mpizos says:

    Which airfoil is used?

  6. Michael Parsons says:

    How much does this wind turbine or a current similar model cost?

  7. Yury Rykov says:

    100W at best :/

  8. Justgivemethetruth says:

    Really beautiful, and I've heard there are very good, and low vibration too.

    What does it drive to produce electricity?  How is it linked to the generator?

    Is there a way to stop the wind turbine if you need to … that is, does it have a brake or something in case something starts to break or vibrate too much?

  9. Snarky FourSeven says:

    Can someone verify "4-kw" Whew!! That it could be truly thus??!!

  10. nardo Aldrover says:

    very  very good

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  12. rRobert Smith says:

    this is probably close to 30% effic. also….with a funnel…

  13. Cellaphonesha Foodstamp says:

    Bird killer? The birds would be riding that piece of crap like a merry go round! lol

  14. Cellaphonesha Foodstamp says:

    Maybe in a level 5 hurricane & you could get it up to 1750RPM without it flying apart from centrifugal force… Maybe it draws 4KW and it is an outdoor fan?

  15. wrathofxini says:

    slow moving, bird safe

  16. Isaac Brown says:

    *4k peak output, which is probably not based on what the blades can actually achieve.

  17. Jim Rojas says:

    Really? You can make this for under $1,000. The key is to offset normal usage, not shift the money from the utility company to another source. Solar systems are nice, but the recovery of cost doesn't warrant the expense. A 2000 sq ft home can generate 2-3KW of solar power, but it will cost about $10,000. For me, that is 6 years of normal electric payments. My home is 100% electric…I have no gas utility. Not everyone has a huge backyard to add more solar panels.

  18. Jim Rojas says:

    Maybe 500 watts tops. 1.5 KW on a nice windy day, or if you live near the beach.

  19. Andres Nunez says:

    lol 4kw from this junk ? is it me or this highly unlikely?

  20. ufoengines says:

    Cool!

  21. Matchek Broski says:

    Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

  22. bnatbox says:

    What about Canada? When is your turn to turn green energy?

  23. Thodor1s says:

    This about Greece isn't exactly false. But it is dishonest. Greece has abandoned Wind for Solar and has become the leader in Solar energy production in Europe, beating all other countries in solar production per capita in just 5 years because solar dropped in price a lot faster than wind and has a bigger return than wind in the areas of Greece that most need new energy installations. It's not like ALL countries should be leaders in wind forever. When a new technology makes sense for a specific region, they should embrace it. Same for other South European countries.

  24. алексей гринь says:

    !

  25. GADefence says:

    Funnily enough, I was arguing with a right winger earlier who said that the EU abandoned "failed green energy" and went back to coal.

  26. sox 51 says:

    Yes but your synthetic blouse is made from oil and so are the plastic blades of the the wind towers and most of the plastic parts on cars and on and on

  27. Daniel Stanway says:

    would have been nice to see some actual numbers, carbon displacement and watt per dollar

  28. KILLKING110 says:

    in other words more free tax payers money here in America they tried that and it failed its known as the Solyndra incident trust me it was a billion dollar debacle so learn from the us here in the united states that government supports means more taxes on you the law abiding citizen.

  29. Michael Billings Cole says:

    The best thing we can do to get off of coal power and other fossil fuels is first go nuclear all over the world with high regulations and possibly military security support and then go solar everywhere houses apartment buildings skyscrapers unused land and then add that to win and Hydro and massive battery backup everywhere and then slowly turn off all nuclear power plants and then disassemble 75% of the nuclear power plants just leaving enough for emergency purposes but still have them off grand total time 25 to 50 years to go from fossil fuel to nuclear pure solar renewable

  30. Richard Lafreniere says:

    13 haters of green energy lol

  31. Richard Lafreniere says:

    Green energy make me happy (:

  32. Jake Ralph says:

    Feel free to show any Country or State with a strong economy that is forcing "green energy".

  33. Eric Von says:

    Yet, electricity in these Europeans countries cost arm and leg to pay for.

  34. The Independent Canadian says:

    lol this fails to mention that many Europeans are as upset as citizens of Ontario about their electricity costs

  35. Apogee 711 says:

    Part of the solution is if the EU understands that they can divy responsibilities of governance. A perk of a United continent is the ability to designate countries by their strengths. Everybody does not have to figure out renewable energy sources if a few countries make enough energy / invest in energy for everyone. Some countries can physically take in all the refugees with contributions / trades from countries that don't have 'room'. A United continent can act as a body would with different organs contributing to the health and well being of the whole. Those closest to the oceans can take on cleanup with contributions (material, wealth, inventions) from landlocked countries. Countries can take on different levels of responsibility and sacrifice depending on the strengths of the particular geography, geology, etc. Understanding Europe as a whole organism requires more work than thinking from just a business or political gain/loss perspective. However, the long term benefits are innumerable. Perhaps United continents is a stepping stone before a United planet of humanity can be achieved

  36. SSanf says:

    I am embarrassed. We should be making America first in renewable energy.

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