V30 Antarctic Microturbine

The Forgen Antarctic is the most robust vertical axis machine on the market today and is designed for use in the most extreme environments. Hundreds of units have been and continue to be deployed in the Antarctic every year. The Antarctic model comes complete with low temperature bearings and cable and is designed to produce more current at higher wind speeds such as those experienced in the Antarctic. It also comes with side mount arrangement and more sturdy connections to further improve the units strength.

Forgen Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) technology is used in many different applications all over the world including government scientific research institutions, on sailing boats, and increasingly in many varied commercial applications where small-scale remote power is required.

The sophisticated technology behind the turbines enables the maximum advantage to be taken of even the most average weather conditions. However, Forgen turbines really come into their own when faced with extreme environments such as those found in the Arctic and Antarctic.

The Forgen Antarctic model measures just 200 mm in diameter and just over 300 mm tall. This small entry level unit is designed for single battery installations up to 150Ah of battery.

The Antarctic model is suitable for temperatures down to -50°C. Uniquely, during high speed wind tunnel tests, this model was still spinning and delivering output in 100mph winds, which is often seen as a challenge for many horizontal axis machines.

The Antarctic model comes complete with low temperature bearings and cable and is wired in a delta configuration. It also comes with side mount arrangement, ideal for use in extreme environments of cold temperature and high winds. The unit is available in a variety of colours to suit your application.

  • V30 Antarctic Gallery Image
  • V30 Antarctic
  • V30 Antarctic In Situ

Nominal Output:

15 watts @ 20ms-1
Rotor Diameter: 200mm
Vane height: 310mm
Output voltage: Suitable for 12V DC or 24V DC
Start-up wind speed: Approximately 3~3.5ms-1 (5.82~7.82 knots)
Cut-in wind speed: Approximately 4ms-1 (8.95 knots)
Generator: Protected three phase permanent magnet
Noise Level: Less than 5dB, 5m from unit
Coating: All exposed parts powder coated Aluminium, centre shaft cold anodised
Bearing: Low temperature, fully sealed
Temperature range: -50°c to +50°c
Wire: 10 metres standard
Mounting option: Side mount included
Weight: 8kg
Installation: Easy and simple
Warranty: 2 years

Special Features:

  • Safe and silent in operation                       
  • Non blade design for user safety
  • No maintenance required
  • Corrosion resistant components
  • Electrical circuit fully protected against overload
  • Solid state rectifier


Note: Result from internal wind tunnel testing. Field results may vary

Prolectric Services Ltd operates a policy of continuous improvement and reserves the right to change its technical data and performance at any time.


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