Kohilo Wind – Frequently Asked Questions

Kohilo Wind – Frequently Asked Questions 2018-07-11T14:30:32+00:00

KOHILO’s goal is to preserve the environment and empower people towards change by offering affordable green energy solutions that are built to last for generations.

Why are KOHILO Wind turbines safer than traditional horizontal wind turbines? 2018-07-03T16:38:59+00:00

There are no external moving parts. External diffuser fins are stationary and the turbine is within the exoskeleton making the KOHILO the only bird friendly wind turbine.

Why are KOHILO Wind turbines more efficient than traditional horizontal wind turbines? 2018-07-03T16:38:14+00:00

KOHILO Wind turbines are unique in that they condition the wind through a diffuser system not used in traditional turbines, which in turn harnesses the energy more efficiently and increases power production. This elevates the potential for wind turbines drastically, making the clean energy source a reality even in urban environments.

Is the electricity from a KOHILO Wind turbine enough to power a home or business? 2018-07-03T18:54:13+00:00

Yes.

The Quantum Plug-N-Play Uninterrupted Power System generates between 7,200kWh-14,900kWh annually depending on available wind and sun.

In 2016,the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,766 kilowatt hours (kWh), an average of 897 kWh per month. Louisiana had the highest annual electricity consumption at 14,881 kWh per residential customer and Hawaii had the lowest at 6,061 kWh per residential customer

Wind Speed Map 2018-07-03T16:36:30+00:00

https://windexchange.energy.gov/maps-data/325

What is the minimum wind speed required for KOHILO to generate power? 2018-07-03T16:35:37+00:00

The “Vortex” will begin to spin at 0.9 MPH and commence electricity production at 2 MPH, considerably less than the cut-in speed of 7-9 MPH of traditional wind turbines. This reduced cut-in speed further diminishes the siting constraints and installation limitations plaguing horizontal axis turbines. The “Vortex” can be installed in any location and does not need to be situated on 50-300 foot towers for optimization. KOHILO’s technology does not need to scale these barriers for optimum performance.

How does the owner know how much energy a KOHILO is producing? 2018-07-03T18:56:12+00:00
How much area is needed for a KOHILO to operate effectively and safely? 2018-07-03T18:59:52+00:00

Kohilo turbines need to be installed approx. 4 feet above obstructions, in some cases installing onto a rooftop is the best option. The base of the system is a 4 foot hexagon which can be mounted outside remotely or acting as the tower base of your system.

What happens to a KOHILO in extreme weather conditions such as strong wind, hail, heavy snow, extreme cold, or desert heat? 2018-07-03T19:00:59+00:00

Kohilo turbines are built for extreme weather conditions and have survived the strongest typhoon ever recorded with up to 200mph wind in the Philippines.

What maintenance is required for a KOHILO and can the customer do it? 2018-07-03T18:55:20+00:00

We strive to create a system that is simple and effective with minimal maintenance, a basic inspection and cleaning once a year will do.

How long will it to take for delivery of the KOHILO after the order has been placed? 2018-07-03T16:30:22+00:00

45-60 days depending on the options you choose, this lead time will reduce over time as we ramp up inventory and stock up distributors. In the future you may be dealing directly with one of our distributors for your sales.

What are the warranties on a KOHILO? 2018-07-03T18:59:10+00:00

Kohilo systems come standard with a 5 year warranty. We also offer maintenance packages and a lifetime warranty package options.

What angles are the solar panels on a Kohilo Quantum? 2018-07-11T19:46:15+00:00
The angle is adjustable.
I have low wind in my area, does that matter? 2018-07-03T16:28:15+00:00

The Kohilo Wind turbines are built for low altitude, low wind, high turbulent areas as we start to generate energy as low as 3 mph versus competitors 8-12 mph, but we do recommend installation in moderate wind speeds.

My town will not let me obtain a permit? 2018-07-03T16:27:36+00:00

That is no problem as the Kohilo Wind Turbines can be trailer mounted and installed as non-permanent, or a weighted ground/roof ballast tower, the trailer system also acts as an emergency response system and/or mobile use.

I hear that wind mills are noisy? 2018-07-03T16:27:00+00:00

Yes, conventional wind mills are noisy due to their excessive weight applied to the bearing surfaces, 100/1 transmission, internal motors, operation systems, iron core generator and low frequency developed from the rotation of the massive blades. The Kohilo Wind Turbines are designed to be simple yet overwhelmingly effective, Kohilo uses a magnetic assisted bearing system to reduce friction and noise, breakthrough generator design with no iron core, and an isolation system stopping any vibrations from reaching the tower mounts.

Why is your Kohilo Wind Turbine so lightweight and durable? 2018-07-03T16:25:52+00:00

The Kohilo Wind Turbines are made out of aircraft aluminum and then powder coated for durability.

Where can I mount my Kohilo Wind Turbine? 2018-07-03T16:25:19+00:00

The Kohilo wind turbines has several options of mounting which include: ballast, conventional tower, rooftop, grain silo mount, fold out trip pods and trailer mounts for mobile units.

I was told that wind energy is expensive? How much are your turbines? 2018-07-11T19:48:35+00:00
Our turbines are priced competitively while offering higher and more consistent energy yields, realistic mounting options, and creative financing so you never see out of pocket cost. Currently, there is a 30% tax rebate in the US for the purchase of wind energy from the Federal Government for starters. Some people use a home equity loan and use that capital as an investment. Our Kohilo Wind Turbines are structured to get you a faster rate of return on your investment which means more revenue for you, this is the Kohilo retirement plan!
What if I need a larger turbine in the future? 2018-07-03T16:23:51+00:00

Kohilo Wind Turbines are designed to change with your family or business needs. Kohilo can increase your output by not changing the infrastructure on your wind turbine unit but simply expanding the capabilities of your existing system. You can upgrade the blades, generators and inverter systems while maintaining the original infrastructure to reduce additional cost but maximize performance.

Can I put my company logo on the turbine? 2018-07-03T16:22:19+00:00

YES, you can customize your Kohilo Wind Turbine with choice of color, graphics or your company logo. The Kohilo Wind Turbines have been described as ” Pieces of functional art”

Do you have a warranty? 2018-07-11T19:49:32+00:00
Kohilo systems come standard with a 5 year warranty. We also offer maintenance packages and lifetime warranty package options.
What is your life span of your Kohilo Wind Turbine? 2018-07-11T19:51:31+00:00
The life span is over 99 years unlike conventional turbines that have an average life span of only 20 years. The  Kohilo Wind Turbines last for generations and never need to be shut down for “maintenance”. We just keep producing energy!
Is Kohilo worldwide? 2018-07-03T16:18:20+00:00

Yes, Kohilo is currently working on projects in other countries to provide them with the cleanest, most efficient, and affordable green energy possible.

Does Kohilo offer battery backup? 2018-07-03T16:17:19+00:00

Yes, Kohilo offers multiple battery backup storage systems.

Is there any tech support? 2018-07-03T16:16:20+00:00

Yes, Kohilo has trained experts that are available by phone, on line and in person.

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