Here’s a video showing one of Urban Green Energy’s vertical axis wind turbines operating in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It looks incredibly surreal, with the blades turning hypnotically under the calm Florida skies.
The installation was done by Automated Life, Inc. based out of Boca Raton, Florida. Automated Life started as a home automation company, but has ventured into renewable energy. This installation appears to be a demo unit or temporary installation, as evidenced by the trailer mounting.
The vertical axis wind turbine is Urban Green Energy’s 4kW version, the UGE-4K. Standing just over 15 ft high, it provides 4kW of energy or 4000 Watts. The carbon fibre and fibreglass blades on this turbine can spin in winds of 7 mph and can also withstand winds of 123 mph.