The company engaged in the manufacture of small wind turbines, Sonkyo Energy, announced that eight WINDSPOT wind turbines were installed at the Princess Elisabeth station in Antarctica.

In a statement, Sonkyo Energy explains that in this station, which is self-sufficient with renewable energy, the key aspects of climate change and biodiversity studies are investigated.

Sonkyo notes that facility has been working on wind energy devices on all continents. In countries like the U.S., Taiwan or China, has already installed over 350 wind turbines in places such as farms, parks, communication towers or universities.

The WINDSPOT is a specialized wind turbine of small wind power, with power system performance, and features that make it particularly suitable for such more isolated facilities.

In this case, the order is directed to the South Pole, where the International Polar Foundation in 2008 built a research station called Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the first “Zero Emissions” station built on this continent.

In this regard, Sonkyo indicates that an order has been required to adapt WINDSPOT characteristics, ready to withstand high wind gusts, to circumstances such as extreme cold of the austral winter.

Therefore, at the headquarters of Sonkyo Energy in the industrial area of Raos, the research and design WINDSPOT team worked on a special coating to the blades of the turbines, which has added Teflon to make the ice slide and the snow does not settle in them.

Also the hydraulic system using oil was replaced by other special aviation system supporting the -65 degrees Celsius. Moreover, all the machine has been treated with a special varnish antifreeze.

According to Sonkyo, WINDSPOT wind turbines have been chosen for its resistance to high winds and being able, thanks to its patented variable pitch, to continue production in condition of strong winds, quite common in this area of the globe.

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