The Hercules Wind Turbine, a member of the ENESSERE family, is our flagship product. It’s a 9-meters high Vertical axis mini wind turbine that uses the wind as an endless source to produce clean energy. Our wind turbine, thanks to its exclusive features, can exploit wind’s energy anywhere it comes from, operating quietly and constantly.
This entirely Made-in-Italy wind turbine perfectly integrates the environment it’s installed in and enhances its architectural and landscaping value. This clean energy-producing wind sculpture gives its best in environments such as private villas, public parks, gardens, hotel and yacht resorts, golf clubs, marinas and many more. Wind turns into beauty with ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine.
Energy production and wing features
|Total Height||8,85 m|
|Tower Height||6,00 m|
|Rotor Width||2,68 m|
|Wing Height||3,76 m|
|Total Weight||690 kg|
|Wing Structure Material||Carbon Fiber|
|Wing Covering Material||Paulownia Wood|
|Tower Material||Stainless Steel 316|
|Connecting Strut Material||Carbon Fiber|
|Max Aerodynamic Power||4 kW|
|Cut-in Wind Speed||8 knots (~4,0 m/s)|
|Project Wind Speed||48 knots (~25,0 m/s)|
|RPM||Max 200 RPM|
|Annual Energy to 6 m/s||~5000 kWh|
|Noise Level at 60 m||38 dBA|
GENERAL PRODUCTION CHANGES ACCORDING TO AVERAGE WIND
Move the slider of the wind speed (m/s) to find out the annual energy production (KWH) according to the different environments.
When it’s windy enough, ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine is ideal for standard domestic use. Thanks to its shape our wind turbine exploits the wind anywhere it comes from, with no need for reorientation, and it only needs minimum startup speed for it to work.
Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine produces over 4 kW of istant power via its alternator, equal to an annual energy production of about 5000 kWh with an average wind speed of 6 m/s.
The turbine produces electricity that can be used for feed-ins (sale) or accumulated in batteries .
ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine makes very little noise (about 38 dBA).
Clean electricity thus obtained by the wind turbine can be used on-grid or off-grid.
Concerning the first case, the turbine is connected to the national grid, thus allowing the sale of energy produced by the ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine to the operator (in this case the national grid operator (GSE) must be informed beforehand).
However, in the off-grid mode, the turbine is isolated from the grid and the energy produced is stored into storage batteries that can be used in the turbine installation site. This way, stored energy won’t be sold to the operator but set aside to cope with the user’s needs via a specific, suitably sized battery pack that ensures the proper charge level and use.
Construction and Design characteristics
Beauty is precision. Proportion. Harmonious forms. Those of Hercules aren’t accidental, they’re inspired by the golden ratio. This is why we’re conscious of how unique it is.
The golden ratio, also known as the Fidia’s constant or divine proportion, can be found in many shapes in nature and is instinctively associated by humans to the idea of beauty and harmony.
At ENESSERE we started from this idea to create a one-of-a-kind wind turbine.
Golden Ratio 1.618
ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine‘s design is the result of in-depth aerodynamic studies by a team of wind energy engineers, made real by the expert hands of our craftsmen. This is where we started, by choosing to only work with first-grade materials.
ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine is created with surgical steel, wood and carbon fibers and also recovering materials used by aeronautic engineers in the early 20th century. With our wind turbine, made in Italy meets the latest state-of the art technologies.
The design of the wings has been subject to in-depth studies and created in order to optimize system performances, by using a specific profile, called NACA . The load-bearing carbon structure of the Hercules Wind Turbine wind turbine wings is coated with a dense weave of Pawlonia wood, handcrafted one by one thanks to the experience of our craftsmen, matured over decades of activity. This feature has a specific aerodynamic function, while the structural function is entrusted to the internal carbon rib structure.
ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine wings extend for more than three meters, just like the traditional composite material wings, but at the same time thanks to their design they give our wind turbine a unique and exclusive aesthetic value.
Moreover, the refined shape of the carbon spokes offers aesthetic and structural lightness that enhances the wings even more, in a continuous contrast with metal, carbon and natural material. The tower, load-bearing structure of the ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine, has been created thanks to the contribution of structural simulations, stress and vibration tests, a result of the decades-long field experience of our master metal craftsmen that have been working for more than 40 years on the industrial and decor sector. Selecting valuable materials such as carbon for the spokes and stainless steel 316 for the tower offer the Hercules Wind Turbine unprecedented safety and structural strength.
First-class materials, manual expertise and technological innovation.
This is ENESSERE‘s research.
Safety and reliability
At ENESSERE, safety is always at the forefront. This is why our ENESSERE Hercules vertical axis mini Wind Turbine features many sensors that can become operational if some parameters have abnormal values:
- a speed sensor (anemometer) that stops the turbine if wind speed is too high, therefore potentially dangerous;
- a dual revolutions sensor (RF and inverter) that stops it whenever it goes above 200 RPM;
- a vibration sensor that activates by braking the system whenever it vibrates excessively, thus avoiding any damage to the structure that might compromise its operations;
- a temperature sensor;
- a dual brake (mechanical and electrical). The mechanical brake in particular, installed in addition to the inverter and hydraulically controlled, has been designed to start operating even when the panel isn’t powered up, in order to ensure maximum safety to the wind turbine.
AN INTELLIGENT WIND TURBINE
ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine is an intelligent wind generator, unique in the market: in fact, the real data of wind recorded at the installation site by its sensors are constantly monitored and reprocessed by our proprietary software, allowing our micro wind turbine to constantly improve its performance.
Each turbine is remotely connected to our servers, so as to be updated whenever there is a further improvement detected by our system: using a simple and intuitive image of an electric race car, it is as if our wind generator learned the race circuit lap after lap, improving its performance over time, optimising the braking and accelerations typical of the low-altitude wind.
For these reasons, our wind turbine is equipped with a real artificial intelligence capable of optimising its operation in different conditions and according to the nature of the wind in the place of installation.
In addition, the energy that is normally dissipated in the braking phase of the rotor is recovered and used directly to power the switchboard, thus reducing the operating consumption.
The controller of ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine is equipped with artificial intelligence that allows it to “follow the wind”, so as not to be stopped when any gust of wind arrives: in this way the performance is improved by eliminating problems related to the inertia of the rotor.
ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine is also the only wind generator that, in addition to producing energy in the presence of sufficient wind, can be rotated by the user at the desired speed even with little or no wind.
The wind turbine has these two operating modes:
STOP & GO > in the absence of wind the turbine remains stationary waiting for gusts of wind that are sufficient to make it rotate to produce clean energy.
ENDLESS MODE > the turbine always maintains a minimum speed of 25 rpm, even in the absence of wind, ready to capture any gust to produce clean energy.
Managing the wind turbine
Our turbine communicates with the user.
Thanks to the use of sensors applied to our wind turbines, the ENESSERE team has begun to explore new territories of innovation, in the direction of a real artificial intelligence of our products and an authentic Internet of things (IoT), which is capable of applying the potential of web connections to the real world.
Using the myTurbine App, the user is able to independently manage the operation of the wind generator both in the switching on and off phase, and in choosing the rotation speed, so as to limit its speed by following these three main modes:
ADAGIO: the torque curve of this mode causes the turbine to gradually gain speed up to a maximum of 100 rpm.
ALLEGRO: the torque curve of this mode causes the turbine to gradually gain speed up to a maximum of 150 rpm.
VIVACE: the torque curve of this mode causes the turbine to gradually gain speed up to a maximum of 200 rpm.
In addition, with this application, the user will have the ability to remotely manage historical statistics and instant performances at any time and in any place.
The electronic components in ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine
The electronic components of our home wind turbine have been created thanks to Autoelettric‘s years of experience in the automotive field and the essential contribution of specialized wind energy engineers. Using trustworthy quality components used in the mass production was a specific choice made by our wind energy engineers.
Thanks to this know-how, the controller of the Hercules mini wind turbine was created with highly reliable quality components, thus ensuring our wind generators an artificial intelligence that optimizes wind exploitation and improves performances.
Finally the electromechanical components feature a careful selection of the generator, the real beating heart of the product, with the intention of finding the right combination of rotor size and adequate electricity production of the alternator.
Perfect balance of form and substance.
Installation and Maintenance of the ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine
At ENESSERE we constantly assist and follow-up with our customers.
The installation of our wind turbine foresees the turnkey formula. This means the production, installation and positioning in-situ of our vertical axis mini wind turbine are included in the purchase price. It usually takes two days to get to the test phase of the ENESSERE Hercules Wind Turbine and the customer can choose, for instance, to rely on ENESSERE or a trusted designer for the foundation and installation means.
ENESSERE‘s work does not stop once the test phase is over. Our technicians constantly monitor the operations of the wind turbine and will immediately address any of the customer’s needs, in order to solve as quickly as possible any malfunction or issue.
Reliability, real-time response, constant monitoring: this is how ENESSERE follows-up with its customers.
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