The team of Home Energy Americas recently installed an Energy Ball V200 at a fantastic location at Saint John, Virgin Islands:
An Energy Ball V200 is installed in a beautiful scenery at a rural residence called Huber Home in South Range, Wisconsin.
The Energy Ball V200 is mounted at 50 ft (15 m) on a three legged 195 ft (60 m) tower. The tower is located in Nebraska USA and is used as a relay tower for radio and microwave signals. The Energy Ball V200 will be connected to a charge controller, charge batteries and will power a GPRM air conditioner and other backup batteries in the equipment shed. 6 pole mounted solar panels will still be installed next to the equipment shed in the next few weeks. These too will power the AC unit and other batteries.
Construction of the school started mid June – classes has began in August 2010. A turnkey project (from system order to completed installation) in under two weeks. Extra efforts were required to prepare the V200’s and Powercoat the Monopoles in school colors. Special thanks to Brian Trice, Dave Gillespie, Michael Lanham, Joe Huff, and all involved in turning this short time requirement into a successful installation. The Energy Balls are installed by Eric Hesher’s Renewable Energy Systems.
A storm has struck the area around the Home Energy Americas sales offices in McKinney, Texas.
The wind data measured with the local wheater station were stored. The graphical sheet shows wind speed of more then 90 mph.
The Energy Ball V200 is protected with a so called Storm Guard. At wind speeds > 50 mph the protection gets active and slowly breaks the Energy Ball from turning.
On the picture taken the next day after the storm, the Energy Ball V200 is generating electricity again, buildings in the close surrounding are heavily damaged (have a look at the roof and the door).