Since you are reading this that means
that you have done your research for renewable energy products and
you are now looking at what is perceived to be a very expensive unit
that is only rated at 500 watts. I'm sure you've seen 500 watt units
that range in price from $499.00 to $1000.00 dollars, but not all
500 watt units are created equal!
The TLG-500 may cost more, but other units do not have eight years
of field proven reliability and performance to back them up.
If you want a wind generator that
will outlast all the rest then the TLG-500 commercial grade turbine
is your only practical choice.
Small design for low visual impact
but has the output of a much larger unit.
The TLG-500 Wind Generator has been
designed to furl by physics rather than moving parts. This
form of furling will drastically reduce lateral thrust (wind
loading) on your tower in the event of a storm or high winds.
It will also further protect the unit from over speeding which could
result in over heating of the head.
I have to say that the TLG-500 Yaw assemble and generator head is
overbuilt just like most every TLG product ever produced, but our
goal for this generator was to provide our customers with a high
quality unit that should last 15 to 20 years with normal use.
At that point we are only talking about bearing replacement which
will cost you between 25 to 40 dollars buying them from your local
supply store. We purposely designed our unit using common NSK
sealed bearing that you can easily find