Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

raydias
raydias Solar Expert Posts: 68 ✭✭✭✭
Just curious, does anyone on this forum know anything about these?

http://inhabitat.com/honeywells-home-wind-turbine-goes-on-sale-today/

HMMM
"the turbine is able to generate power for your home in wind as light as 2 miles per hour!"

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  • BB.
    BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 33,404 admin
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

    We have a bunch of threads here...

    Google Search for Honeywell Turbine

    Short answer, don't waste your money...

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • mike95490
    mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!
    raydias wrote: »
    Just curious, does anyone on this forum know anything about these?

    http://inhabitat.com/honeywells-home-wind-turbine-goes-on-sale-today/

    HMMM
    "the turbine is able to generate power for your home in wind as light as 2 miles per hour!"

    you found out about them 20 days late (looking at the date of your post)
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  • raydias
    raydias Solar Expert Posts: 68 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

    Mike - ???? Not sure i follow
    The article date is April 21st 2011 and i posted today which is April 21st 2011


    BB - Thanks for the link seems like there hasn't been anything of interest from Honeywell's wind turbine division in a a long while. Guess like whack a mole they pop up

    thanks
  • BB.
    BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 33,404 admin
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

    By the way--from earlier threads, this is just using/buying the Honeywell name--They appear to have no actual business/engineering contact with the wind turbine company.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • Cariboocoot
    Cariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!
    raydias wrote: »
    Mike - ???? Not sure i follow
    The article date is April 21st 2011 and i posted today which is April 21st 2011

    And twenty days before that is April 1st, which is ....
    :roll::p
  • icarus
    icarus Solar Expert Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

    Produces power with just 2 mph huh? That must be nano wattsq if there is such a thing!

    At $600 maybe it is worth the hobby money, at $6k,, no thanks

    T
  • john p
    john p Solar Expert Posts: 814 ✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

    I dont understand the drawings that go with it.. One shows 24v/500w another shows 24v/1.5kw batteries???
    If it is capable of only charging a 24v/500 batter/ies then that means about 20 ah?? if we say a 50% discharge then the largest batter/ies can be 40 ahr?? Or am I not understand anything here??
    Also $6000 seems a little high but cant really say as cant find its rated output at "average" wind speeds. :confused:
    I may wait a few more days before buying a few of them.:cool:
  • john p
    john p Solar Expert Posts: 814 ✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

    Icarus im supprised a man with your education and qualifications you not know about nanowatts
    I will try give you a condensed lesson so you be able to understand them.
    Nanowatts comes from the abreviation of baNANOs that are fried in electric frypan using lots of electric WATTS . 8) Hope this helps you better understand
  • russ
    russ Solar Expert Posts: 593 ✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

    It is really hard to believe how a company like Honeywell would sell their name to a company making a shyster product like this. Maybe a big shot at Honeywell has an eight year old son that wanted to start a company?

    Ducted turbines are a folly of some inventors despite millions having been spent on trying to develop one that works.

    Russ
  • Blackcherry04
    Blackcherry04 Solar Expert Posts: 2,490 ✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

    Honeywell ....lol. There a couple others that come to mind. Polaroid and Bell and Howell are two others that people like to use..
  • Peter_V
    Peter_V Solar Expert Posts: 226 ✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!
    icarus wrote: »
    Produces power with just 2 mph huh? That must be nano wattsq if there is such a thing!

    At $600 maybe it is worth the hobby money, at $6k,, no thanks

    T

    Actually they claim it starts spinning at 2mp (or whatever) I don't think it produces any real power until 10 mph or higher.

    I like how they rate it based on a steady state class 4 wind area.

    Umm, where exactly does one find a steady state class 4 wind area?
  • solar_dave
    solar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,397 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!
    Peter_V wrote: »
    Actually they claim it starts spinning at 2mp (or whatever) I don't think it produces any real power until 10 mph or higher.

    I like how they rate it based on a steady state class 4 wind area.

    Umm, where exactly does one find a steady state class 4 wind area?

    Perhaps Jupiter! :roll: