VBINE Energy

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VBINE Energy is a Canadian-based renewable energy provider that specializes in vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) for private and industrial settings. Founded by Barry Ireland, president and CEO, VBINE Energy aims to provide an alternative energy source that is environment-friendly, efficient, and economical.

VBINE wind turbine

The current target market of VBINE Energy focuses on several industrial, rural, and urban platforms such as communication towers, water towers, high-rise buildings, foundries, factories and more. Compared to traditional VAWTs, the equipment that VBINE Energy uses has a more intricate design. This unique design allows for minimal installation prerequisites and can be mounted with or without existing platforms.

VBINE Energy is the registered trade name of BRI Energy Solutions Ltd. which was established on November, 2005. Their primary objective was to create a contemporary vertical axis turbine using a permanent magnet generator (PMG).

The first ever BRI VAWT was made in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada. The first turbines were originally intended for smokestacks, but were later redesigned due to a partnership proposal from a large telecommunications company. They requested a vertical axis wind turbine for telecommunications towers with the following special requirements:

  • a) it should not rotate more than 160 RPM to avoid radio magnetic frequency;
  • b) it should self-start on its own in low wind situations;
  • c) it should produce 5kW of power in peak energy for battery charging;
  • d) it should possess little-to-no vibration;
  • e) it should be maintenance-free.

4 years later, VBINE Energy VAWTs were in use by a large number of telecommunications towers across the globe.

The company’s top-of-the-line product is the 12-foot by 9-foot wind turbine generator, the VBINE Energy 11-05 VAWT. It has two 6-foot wind panels across a 9-foot wide base capable of delivering up to 5kW on peak conditions which is very ideal for rural areas and towers.

The second model is a newly-designed 6-foot by 6-foot wind turbine generator, the VBINE Energy 11-02.99 VAWT. This 2.99 kW Vbine turbine is more suited for urban settings due to its smaller scale and reliable power output.

Both models provide the same features: little-to-no vibration and decibel output, automatic start in low wind conditions, mountable top panel, and rotary efficiency and reliability. Both VBINE wind turbines have also proven to be 100 percent environment-friendly. and, like most VAWT’s, these wind turbines will operate in wind coming from any direction.

One of the best features of the VBINE VAWT is its maintenance-free design. VBINE’s turbine uses direct-drive technology.where the generator is a permanent magnet generator with two long-life bearings with no drive shaft. It has less intricate parts that could create malfunctions compared to the gear boxes of traditional wind turbines.

Each VBINE VAWT has a life expectancy of up to 30 years with little-to-no maintenance required.

All VBINE Energy VAWTs are manufactured in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada.

VBINE Energy

VBINE Energy Contact Information

680 Roblin Blvd East
Winkler, Manitoba

Postal Address

Vbine Energy
PO Box 2610
Winkler, Manitoba
Canada, R6W 4C3

P: 204.325.0228


  1. Posted June 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I am interested with your wind turbine energy. I do need to know the KW, controls interface, installations & commissioning process, price, delivery schedule.

    Requirements for installations & delivery.

    Elpidio Alipio

    • admin
      Posted June 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

      Hi Elpidio! I do not represent this company, only trying to provide a resource for those interested in vertical axis wind turbines.
      Feel free to direct your questions to VBINE Energy using the contact information above.

  2. admin
    Posted July 12, 2013 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    Upon further inspection, it appears that the VBINE website is down. Perhaps they are no longer in business?
    Here is a facebook page with some further contact information:

  3. Vbine
    Posted September 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Vbine/BRI Energy is not in business and left alot of debit. Owners G. Lynn (Alice) Abrahamson fired everyone (including the Pres and CEO) and skipped town. They never brought anything to market except prototypes.

  4. eugene hartter
    Posted November 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    my own experience
    I bought one went smooth threw TD finance
    install went well
    BUT the unit does not put out the power they claim
    warrantee is nil and no service
    inverter from US that company went broke
    no one in Canada to service or change program to output more power
    CEO barry was the fault not Lynn
    Barry started another company watch he does not get you to

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