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Primus AIR Breeze

$1,490.50

Primus 1-ARBM-15, AIR Breeze wind turbine for marine environments, 250 Watt, internal regulator, marine grade

The Primus AIR-series of small wind turbines has been around since 1995, with over 150,000 installed since! Theirs is a proven product, for a reasonable price.

The AIR Breeze produces best at low to moderate wind speeds and can work in a marine (salt spray) environment. For a high-wind environment the AIR X Marine or AIR Silent-X could be a better choice. Peak-power output is 250 Watt, and there are versions for 12/24/48 Volt battery-charging applications in coastal, desert or Arctic environments. A small wind turbine can also be a great addition to an off-grid system, to provide energy during those dark (but windy) winter days. It delivers the energy you need for communications, offshore structures, sailing or remote monitoring, to name a few. With a build-in charge controller, the AIR Breeze provides energy quietly and efficiently. The AIR Breeze is corrosion resistant, covered in aircraft quality paint with a marine grade O-ring seal and stainless steel fasteners, ensuring durability in challenging conditions. These are the official type codes:

Primus 1-ARBM-15-12: 12 Volt AIR Breeze
Primus 1-ARBM-15-24: 24 Volt AIR Breeze
Primus 1-ARBM-15-48: 48 Volt AIR Breeze

The AIR Breeze includes a stop-switch.

Be sure to check out the Primus Webinars to learn more about installation, wind resources, turbine placement etc.

Please note that the Primus turbines start to protect themselves from overheating above wind speeds of around 35 mph (16 m/s). This means it shuts down for 2-1/2 minutes, then runs again for a some of time, and shuts down again, this repeats. The effect is much lower energy production for these very high (and unusual) wind speeds. This is normal, and necessary for the turbine’s survival.

Features

  • Stop-switch included!
  • 1.17 meter (46″) rotor diameter
  • 3.1 m/s (7 mph) startup wind speed
  • Marine-grade paint, stainless fasterners
  • Can produce 40 kWh/month at 5.8 m/s
  • Can withstand winds up to 49.2 m/s (110 mph)
  • Mounts on 1.5″ schedule 40 pipe, 48 mm (1.9″) outer diameter
  • Advanced microprocessor technology for superior performance
  • High wind protection without mechanical braking
  • Lightweight design is simple and easy-to-install
  • Permanent mold cast aluminum body
  • High-quality, field tested components
  • Warranty 5 years

Turbine Selection Matrix

Low to Moderate Wind Speeds High Wind Speeds Very High Wind Speeds
under 5.5 m/s (12 mph) average December wind speeds 5.5 – 7 m/s (12 – 15 mph) average December wind speeds Over 7 m/s (15 mph) average December wind speeds
Coastal Use AIR Breeze AIR X Marine, AIR Silent X AIR X Marine, AIR Silent X, with TriStar 45 and TL-100 diversion load
Inland Use AIR 40 AIR 30 AIR 30 with TriStar 45 and TL-100 diversion load

The marine-type turbines (AIR Breeze, AIR X Marine, and AIR Silent X) can of course also be used at inland sites. They are just a more corrosion-resistant version of the inland wind turbines.

AIR Turbine Power Curves

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Specifications

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Rated output power

250 Watt @ 11.6 m/s (26 mph)

Startup wind speed

3.1 m/s (6.9 mph)

Rotor diameter

1.17 m (46")

Rotor swept area

1.07 m^2 (11.5 ft^2 )

Temperature range

Weight

Warranty

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