A Windkinetic™ Polar 50W vertical axis wind turbine Installed At Immavit Creek, Alaska, Powering Telemetry Instrumentation
For applications in extremely harsh environments the success of a mission may depend on just few watts, WindKinetic™ Polar 50W can deliver constant and reliable power without maintenance with a life span of decades.
The WindKinetic™ Polar 50W has been installed in Alaska as part of an off-grid hybrid system which is providing power to telemetric instrumentation. The installation is placed at Immavit Creek in the Alaskan Brooks Range, the Arctic National Wildlife refuge is in the background. The small power system supports instrumentation used from the ITEX (International Tundra Experiment). The International Tundra Experiment is a collaborative effort involving scientists from more than 11 countries, including all the Arctic nations. ITEX seeks to examine the response of circumpolar cold adapted plant species and tundra ecosystems to environmental change, specifically to an increase in summer temperature. Empirical knowledge based on experiments coupled with available evolutionary history, ecology, and genetics was chosen as the best way to predict species response to climate change.