CED Leads the Wind Power Revolution On Cape Cod
In 2005, Clean Energy Design installed the first inverter based direct grid-tied wind turbine on Cape Cod as part of a wind installer’s workshop at the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich, MA. We have since installed other residential-sized wind energy systems in Massachusetts. Our company has also contributed to a number of feasibility studies and conducted wind resource data logging and load analysis at various sites.
The recent visible advancements in wind turbines and the improved reliability of the technology, coupled with a much improved return on investment and a heightened sense of environmental awareness has lead to a renewed interest in advancing small wind energy.
Clean Energy Design provides complete wind energy system design and construction oriented to residential, commercial and industrial customers. As a part of our ethic to design and install lasting and meaningful systems only, we are pleased to offer technology that draws on the very latest developments and lessons this industry has learned.
Large On-site wind
We have collaborated with other organizations and service providers to examine large on-site wind applications to meet larger commercial facility loads. If this type of project interests you contact us for more information.
Siting Wind Turbines
Close evaluation of the specific terrain at your site is critical to ensuring a successful installation. This includes evaluating topography and vegetation, both current and future growth. Determining an appropriate tower location and height is extremely important to getting the highest level of performance from your wind system and the best return on your investment. For determining tower height the industry rule of thumb is that your tower should be at least thirty feet above anything within 500 feet of the tower.
Tower Support Structures
There are a number of different types of towers that suit different applications and different consumer needs. At Clean Energy Design, we have been collaborating with Northeast Wind Energy on a new tower design that couples the aesthetic appeal of a monopole tower with the flexibility and lower turbine maintenance costs of a tilt up tower. Our Trebouchet tower is a tilt up monopole tower that operates using a hydraulic arm which allows one person the ability to raise and lower the turbine for maintenance. This eliminates the need for a certified tower climber to climb the tower to perform maintenance and will significantly lower the lifetime operational costs of the system.