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  • 1.  
  • 2. Presents
  • 3. Wind Energy Systems for Home, Farm or Business
    • Why it makes sense to invest in a Wind System:
    • with David Ault, President of Private Energy Systems, Inc.
  • 4. Q: What is the windiest city in the USA?
    • A: According to the National Climate Data Center’s list of annual average wind speeds, the windiest U.S. city is Dodge City, Kansas , with an average speed of 13.9 mph. Other windy cities include Amarillo, Texas (13.5mph) and Rochester, Minnesota (13.1mph).
    Minneapolis isn’t that far behind Rochester, MN! The average wind speed at the Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport is 10.5 mph. This is actually faster than “The Windy City”, Chicago’s annual wind speed of 10.4mph
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8. Types of Turbines
  • 9. Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
    • Normally have 3 blades
    • Needs to be 30 ft above obstacles
    • Has been producing energy for over 30 years
    • Smaller version of a utility grade turbine
    • PES turbines use “Stationary Magnet Technology”
    • No gears, no grease, and no regular maintenance
    • Can stall with turbulent wind conditions
    • Can face downwind or upwind with a tail or motorized steering
  • 10. Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
    • Used in Europe, Australia, and Asia
    • Considered the “Urban” Turbine
    • Power generator has 9 international and 4 Asian patents
    • Blade configurations vary by manufacturer
    • Can harness wind from any direction and has less chance to stall
    • Higher investment level based on newer technology and high demand
  • 11. Additional Components
    • Towers & Poles
  • 12. Additional Components
    • Towers & Poles
    • Power Inverters
  • 13. Additional Components
    • Towers & Poles
    • Power Inverters
    • Switching & Transformer
  • 14. Additional Components
    • Towers & Poles
    • Power Inverters
    • Switching & Transformer
    • Metering & Automation
  • 15. Towers & Poles
    • Monopole
  • 16. Towers & Poles
    • Monopole
    • Guyed Tower
  • 17. Towers & Poles
    • Monopole
    • Guyed Tower
    • Self Supporting
  • 18. Inverters
    • Converts energy from DC to AC power
    • Interface for connecting to utility company
    • Connects to storage or electrical load
    • Needs to be in climate controlled environment
    • Is generally over 25% of system investment
    • Normally has performance of over 91%
  • 19. Switching & Transformers
    • Disconnect Switch
    • Utility Transformer
    • Dump Loader
    • Utility Meter for tracking energy production
    • Normally would be found in small on-site Utility Building
  • 20. Typical Grid Tie Picture
  • 21. Metering & Automation
    • Provides real-time feedback of energy production
    • Tracks energy production over a period of time
    • Interfaces with other energy control system
    • Designed to track Carbon Credits with future value known as “Green Tags or Energy Credits”
  • 22.  
  • 23. Utility Grid-Tie vs. Energy Storage
  • 24. Returning Energy to the Utility Grid
    • Utility companies are federally mandated to purchase power
    • Create an ongoing credit or receive steady income
    • One meter shows “Production” and one shows “Usage”
    • Requires approval of a “Net Metering Agreement” with Utility
    • Normally, best to return 100% of energy produced
  • 25. Storage Options
    • Create energy when the wind is strongest
    • Store energy for independent use
    • Winds are strongest at night, Energy demand is highest during the day
    • 50 kW storage, up to 10 MW possible
    • Renewable fuel cell technology
    • More environmental friendly then Lead Acid battery with same toxicity as cola
  • 26. Turbine Siting
    • Higher than surrounding structures, 30’ or higher is ideal
    • Higher the better; Increased height = Increased wind speed
    • Increased production with higher elevations
    • 1.5 x tower height from: property lines, buildings, power lines
    • 100’ tower = 150’ drop zone
    • PES turbines are designed for up to 140 mph winds
    • Permit required for turbine trough City or County
  • 27. Installation Process & Timeline
    • Turbine size & purchase decision
    • Location determined
    • Utility grid tie verification & permit obtained
    • Turbine ordered & built, shipping period
    • Site work including: foundation, electrical rough-in, concrete pour
    • 28 days for 3000 psi concrete to cure
    • Tower assembly, turbine connected and erected
    • Final electrical work & inspection
    • Turbine testing and metering
    • Commissioning and orientation
    • 90 - 120 day timeline
  • 28. Installation Process & Timeline
    • Over 100 Point Detailed System Installation Checklist
    • Comprehensive installation calendar provided to owner
    • 2 Year All - Inclusive Warranty Standard with extended warranty available
    • Maintenance program for 5 year inspections during lifespan
    • At 25 years of service generator will be rebuilt / rewound in Litchfield, MN.
    • Rebuilt and Certified for another 25 years of clean energy and revenue
  • 29. Programs & Incentives
    • 30% tax credit for installed wind systems with no limit
    • Ability for businesses to convert credit to grant (60 days from system installation)
    • Depreciation of entire system years 1-6
    • No sales tax on purchase
    • No increase to property taxes
    • 30% Tax credit currently expire in 2010
  • 30. Benefits of Ownership
    • Reduction or elimination of energy bills for 25 years or more
    • Creates a revenue stream for 25 years or more
    • Return of 100% of initial investment reasonable time
    • Solid return on investment (ROI)
    • Tax benefits for years
    • Future sellable Carbon Credit Production
    • Valuable personal or business asset
    • Positive renewable energy exposure
    • Creates a family or business legacy with clean energy
  • 31. Purchasing Re-cap
    • Almost 50% of system is paid for with incentives
    • Tax credits expire in 2010 (System must be installed)
    • 100% of initial investment returned in 5-12 years
    • Steady income after initial investment returned
    • Electrical bill reduced or eliminated for over 25 years
    • Now is the time for wind!
  • 32. This is the year to invest in wind!
    • Now is the time to consider an Alternative Energy Solution for your home, farm or business.
    • Federal and State incentives make this year the best year to start creating your own 100% Clean and Renewable Energy.
    • Incentives expire in 2010 and with installation lead times you need to get started now!
  • 33. Private Energy System’s Offer
    • Receive a 10% System Discount by Purchasing Today
    • Complete a new purchase information package with PES staff
    • Attach a form of payment for a system deposit
    • We will schedule an on-site meeting to review the details within a week to get started, this ensures completion by the deadline
  • 34. Questions & Answers
  • 35. Thank You
    • From your friends at Private Energy Systems!
    Private Energy Systems, Inc. Amy Ault Bob Christensen David Ault Jesse Feyereisen Mark Goelzer Mark Thyren Mike Kiser Mike Weaver Mitch Johnson Nate Goplen Ron Weiskopf Todd McNurlin
  • 36.