Bergey WindPower Co.'s wind and solar energy system
Liberia’s geographical location allows for maximum use of oceanic winds flowing into Liberia from the Atlantic Ocean, while its proximity to the equator allows many hours of sunlight as a much-needed source of energy to power solar electrical units.Under the Renewable Energy phase of the Liberian Books Project wind, solar, and other forms of renewable electricity are employed to maintain a consistent availability of electrical power that computers and other technological instruments of learning are wholly dependent.
Renewable Electricityis provided to each Liberian school by the sale of 266 used college textbooks to raise $5,000. A 1kw wind and solar powered generator system is delivered to produce renewable electricity for each school complex.
Bergey Wind Power Co.
Bergey Windpower Co. is one of the world’s leading suppliers of small wind turbines.With 30 years experience, installations in all 50 states and more than 100 countries, Bergey Windpower’s turbines are being employed to electrify literacy centers throughout Liberia as a partner in the Liberian Books Project.Turbines manufactured by Bergey Windpower require an average wind speed of 6 miles per hour to operate efficiently.Liberia’s average wind speed approaches 13 miles per hour, making wind turbines an ideal source of electricity for remote schools in Liberia.
Electric power provided by Bergey’s turbines also aid developing communities around the world by pumping clean water from hundreds of feet below ground.
1Kw Turbine Specifications
Type:3 Blade Upwind Rotor Diameter:2.5 m (8.2 ft.)
Start-up Wind Speed:3 m/s (6.7 mph) Cut-in Wind Speed:2.5 m/s (5.6 mph) Rated Wind Speed:11 m/s (24.6 mph) Rated Power:1000 Watts
Maximum Power:~ 1,300 Watts Cut-Out Wind Speed:None Furling Wind Speed:13 m/s (29 mph) Max. Design Wind Speed:54 m/s (120 mph)
Blade Pitch Control:None, Fixed Pitch Overspeed Protection:AutoFurl Gearbox:None, Direct Drive Temperature Range: -40 to +60 Deg. C (-40 to +140 Deg. F) Generator: Permanent Magnet Alternator Output Form:24 VDC Nominal
Functional Features: Low-End Boost, Slow-Mode, Electric Brake, 30A Solar Regulator, 60A Dump Load, Timed Battery Equalization, Watt Meter Display Mode, Polarity Checker
Local windpower company commits to fighting illiteracy in Liberia
By Bunmi Ishola
Transcript Staff Writer
After driving about 18 hours straight from Chicago to Norman because of bad online directions, the delegation from the Liberian Literacy Foundation finally pulled into Bergey Windpower...