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Weaver 5 Wind Turbine

Wind Turbines with Active Furling Technology to Increase Reliability


Weaver 5 Wind Turbine Wind energy is a plentiful but vastly under-tapped renewable resource. In the distributed (small scale) wind sector, reliability issues have been the most persistent obstacle to industry growth. The Weaver 5 is a 5kW turbine whose control system solves the reliability problem. The scalable solution, called Active Furling, is an algorithm-controlled method of deactivating the turbine in dangerously high wind speeds. Active Furling results in a 20+ year design life with minimal maintenance.


This type of small wind energy system significantly reduces an owner’s need to expend time, money, and energy to maintain the initial investment. Additionally, this model drives economic growth by creating clean energy jobs at the community scale and beyond.

The Weaver 5 turbine reduces the use of natural resources by generating electricity from wind instead of non-renewable sources.

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Wind Turbines with Active Furling Technology to Increase Reliability

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