The Ropatec wind-rotor converts wind energy
into electrical power for the mains grid.
The interpretation system and mains power network
connection has been developed in partnership with Ergon Energy.
The wind-rotor is calculated to produce 16 kWh
per day on average - enough to power an energy-efficient home
Using the wind and sun to produce energy, we
can reduce our reliance on coal and help protect the climate.
Townsville is located in North Queensland in a region
affected by trade winds. For most of the year, a Southeast
breeze blows along the Strand. During the wet season the
winds become lighter and more from the North East.
Channel 7 News was at the launch
Launch of the "Strand Wind Project" as
covered by Channel 7 News, 26th October
Click on the image (left) to view the video.
Presented in .mpeg