SMALL SCALED WIND TURBINE
The Dalifant is InnoVentums contribution to sustainable farming systems. This small scaled wind turbine is installed on a unique 19.8 m wooden tower made in Sweden, designed with the aim of optimal visual impression, quiet operation and maximum use of renewable materials.
Due to its exceptionally large rotor diameter the energy capture of the Dalifant is considerable even at low wind speeds, thus making wind power generation feasible at locations where the average wind speed is relatively low.
Large swept area ensures very effective use of wind power resource resulting in greater amount of energy generated: the oversized rotor captures up to 80% more wind energy than other turbines with the same rated power output.
Reduce CO2 with residential wind turbine for agriculture sustainability
There are 2 ways to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere:
- reduce emissions or “carbon sources”
- remove CO2 and store it – increasing “carbon sinks”
Wood has the unique ability to do both – capture and store CO2 while reducing carbon sources. Each cubic metre of wood saves a total of 2 tons of CO2.
Every cubic metre of wood used as a substitute for other building materials reduces CO2 emissions by an average of 1.1 ton CO2.
If this is added to the 0.9 ton of CO2 stored in wood, we get a total of saved CO2 of 2 ton.
Sustainable farming systems on wooden towers
Timber used for InnoVentum’s wooden towers is proven to reduce noise of small scaled wind turbine installations. Since the velocity of sound waves in wood is low, wood is one of the best sound insulators.
While a conventional stand-alone steel tower amplifies the noise through a hollow tube construction, the Dalifant multi-leg wooden tower absorbs this vibration, making the operation of the wind turbine much more silent.