Manufacturing Underway in Concordia on BarberWind Turbines Second-Generation Mid-Sized Wind Turbine
Manufacturing is underway on the revolutionary BarberWind Turbines 800kW Production Model Series.
Last year, BarberWind Turbines selected Concordia Technologies, LLC to be the manufacturer and fabricator of their innovative turbine design that doesn't have a nacelle or a gearbox so it’s less expensive to purchase, install and maintain. It is the only large wind turbine engineered to stand alone economically.
Tammy Barber, owner and Chief Operating Officer, said they are fortunate to be working with such progressive people as they've found in Concordia.
On the Friday, August 14th edition of KNCK's "Community Connections," Barber told us they were approached by Concordia Technologies, LLC after they spotted BarberWind Turbines land-based prototype that had been installed in Hooker, Oklahoma.
The BarberWind Turbines 800kW is designed to serve the Distributed Wind/mid-wind market. The innovative technology uses 1,280 blades on 64 spokes instead of the traditional trio of blades that are typically over 100 feet long each. The smaller blades act as airfoils, automatically customizing their pitch to capture a greater percentage of available wind, making this turbine more efficient than other turbines of its size.
Barber says it perfectly fits the needs of the industrial parks and data center, small communities, farms and ranches, water treatment plants, ethanol plants, island nations, amusement parks, sports arenas, and other commercial complexes that require a greener, more cost-effective means of supplying electricity.
In January, BarberWind Turbines LLC also announced they have selected Concordia as the demonstration site for their second-generation mid-sized wind turbine. The project will be located at US Highway 81 and Milo Road, about seven miles south of Concordia. BarberWind Turbines has leased three acres of land from a local farming family for 25 years.
Debbie O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales & Marketing, told KNCK News they wanted their demonstration turbine to be located within driving distance of the factory to speed up the installation of the turbine. She said the demonstration project will prove their innovative technology.
BarberWind Turbines broke ground at the site in December 2019.
The Power Purchase Agreement has been negotiated with Sunflower Electric Power Corporation. The interconnect will be executed with Prairie Land Electric Cooperative.