Solar + storage + wind? Semtive debuts wind turbine for homes, businesses

Semtive wind turbine

Solar installer business models are diversifying into all sorts of smart energy verticals — battery storage, EV chargers, energy efficiency and load management tools, and so on. Ready for one more? How about wind? Semtive USA debuted a wind turbine for homes and businesses that the company says can be installed standalone or combined with solar PV + energy storage to build the ultimate, hybrid renewable energy system.

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The Nemoi M is a vertical wind turbine system, designed and manufactured in the U.S., with a rated power capacity of 2400 W and includes a comprehensive 20-year warranty. The Nemoi M includes the Trinity Energy Management Interface (EMI), which is an inverter and energy management solution that easily integrates wind, solar and energy storage resources to take advantage of their natural operating windows and offset load during peak demand times when electricity prices are at their highest.

Semtive says the system has a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) as low as $0.01/kWh. Semtive’s estimated LCOE is based on the installed cost of the complete turbine system using average U.S. labor costs for renewable energy installation. Energy production is based on turbine performance in average weather conditions where wind speeds range from 4 to 7 miles per hour.

Why get involved with wind turbines? Semtive says the Nemoi M solves historical issues with vertical wind turbines related to design, performance, unit cost, maintenance and energy management. Virtually noiseless, the Nemoi is made of durable, aerospace-grade aluminum and operates from a light breeze to high winds.

The Nemoi has a simple design and can be installed on concrete pads in less than an hour. Systems have been in development and installed in pilot sites worldwide, including homes, nonprofits and businesses across the U.S. as well as Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

“We are proud to offer a decentralized energy solution that will provide access to reliable, affordable clean energy for all,” said Ignacio Juarez, CEO of Semtive. “Semtive solutions will help solar installers expand their market with hybrid systems that minimize costs, reduce the need for large roof space, and optimize energy production.”

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