Evance R9000 small wind turbine receives full MCS accreditation

Evance, a leader in the manufacture of small wind turbines, is the first company to have completed the Mircogeneration Certification Scheme(MCS) Phase 2 requirements when the MCS Transition Arrangements document was issued on 28th April 2010. The MCS gives consumers the guarantee that certified microgeneration products and the installers of those products have conformed to a rigorous set of standards.

Eco Evolution are  pleased to announce that the Evance R9000 5kW wind turbine has completed all tests and has been awarded full Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation. This accreditation is a formal recognition of the durability, reliability, safety and overall performance of the R9000, which provides customers with confidence in the turbine, as well as entitlement to income from Feed-in Tariffs.

Evance Press Release  20th July 2010:

Evance, a leader in the manufacture of small wind turbines, is pleased to announce that its R9000 5kW wind turbine has completed all tests and awarded full Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation.

This accreditation is a formal recognition of the durability, reliability, safety and overall performance of the R9000, which provides customers with confidence in the turbine, as well as entitlement to income from Feed-in Tariffs.
For durability, the MCS states that a Class II turbine, such as the R9000, needs to be in operation for at least 6 months and achieve a minimum of 25 hours operating in winds greater that 15.3 m/s (34.2 mph). During this test period the R9000 substantially exceeded this parameters, by operating for over 200 hours in winds >15.3 m/s, proving its resilience. It actually saw sufficient wind to pass the Class I durability criteria within this timeframe.
To prove dependable operation the MCS required a 6 month running test. The R9000 test period began in November 2009 through to June 2010, with the turbine operating consistently throughout this period, so demonstrating its reliability.
“We are very pleased to have our product performance accredited as we have always been proud of the data we publish as our products are developed to BWEA testing standards,” stated Andrew Tasker, Product Director for Evance Wind Turbines Ltd. “We ran two concurrent test sites, in Cornwall and Shetland, which allowed us to rigorously test the turbine and tower in harsh winter conditions, with exceptional results.”
Turbines also have to pass the Safety & Function criteria which reviews and tests how a turbine copes with high wind speeds. For the R9000 this meant that the patented Reactive Pitchmechanism and Electro Brakewere fully tested, with both passing all requirements. Also technical information, such as load calculations and stress analysis, has been independently audited.
“We welcomed the introduction of the MCS as we believe it will improve standards across the industry. The R9000 is an excellent design, and it is good to see a product designed and manufactured in the UK meeting these stringent requirements” commented Kevin Parslow, CEO of Evance Wind Turbines Ltd. “The outstanding performance of the R9000 will give all customers, around the World, confidence to invest in small wind and Evance as a supplier of small wind turbines.”
Video of the EvanceR9000 installed on a farm in Co. Wexford.

Eco Evolution are resellers and installers of the Evance R9000 Wind Turbine in the Leinster region. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of wind energy please contact us here.

Evance R9000 Wind Turbine

An overview of the Evance R9000 5kW  wind turbine suitable for residential, farming and commercial installations.

Evance R9000 5kW Wind Turbine

Evance R9000 5kW Wind Turbine

Performance:

  • Class leading energy yield
  • Reactive Pitch technology continuously optimises aerofoil positioning
  • Generates from wind speed of 2.5m/s(5.6mph)
  • No cut out wind speed

Design Excellence:

  • Blends into the environment for low visual impact
  • Lower material use for high ecological performance
  • Aerodynamic and contemporary
  • Created from big wind technology and automotive expertise

Low Maintenance:

  • Autonomous operation up to 60m/s(134mph)
  • Direct drive – no gearbox
  • Patented ElectroBrake – automatic with no moving parts

Safety:

  • Reactive Pitch automatically limits maximum of 230rpm whilst generating maximum energy. No cut out speed or intervention needed.
  • Brake system tower top mounted – no dependence on external system
  • ElectroBrake provides secondary backup safety system

Quiet Operation:

  • System engineered for minimum noise generation
  • Advanced blade design for low noise aerodynamics and balance
  • Direct drive – no gearbox noise

Efficiency:

  • Proprietary Reactive Pitch technology ensures perfect positioning of the aerofoils to maximise yield
  • Patented axial flux generator sets new standard of 96% efficiency
  • Upwind architecture with tail vane ensures precise yaw control

Durability:

  • All parts manufactured in composite, stainless steel or coated to automotive standards
  • Blade erosion resistance tested to double military standards
  • Designed to IEC61400-2, the international standard for wind turbines
  • 5 year warranty underpinned by more than 2.5 million hours in the field

Reliability:

  • Reactive Pitch is a simple and durable mechanical system
  • ElectroBrake has no moving parts
  • Backed by manufacturer trained and certified service network
  • Integrated generator eliminates complexity
  • Existing installations average >99% up time

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