Wind Turbine which produces both Electricity and Water

In many parts of the world people have limited or no access to electricity. While supplying these areas with electricity is mainly one part of improving these areas, access to drinkable water is also a huge problem.

In answer to a broader set of needs, the Eole Water WMS1000 turbine uses some of the power that it produces to extract as much as 1200 liters (more than 315 gallons) of clean water per day by condensing it from the air.

The WMS 1000 wind turbine produces up to 30 kW of electricity, next to the water it provides. While that may not seem to be much compared to the grid scale turbines being installed throughout the developed world, it can be significant to a community with more moderate energy needs. The wind turbine is also designed to require little maintenance, since trained technicians may not be readily available where these turbines are deployed.

The WMS 1000 turbine is a 13 meter (about 42.5 feet) diameter rotor with a 24 meter (78.75 feet) hub height. This makes the wind turbine manageable and transportable, which are important considerations for deployment in remote locations. The WMS1000 is designed to be entirely self-sufficient, making it well suited to locations where there is no supply infrastructure for power or water.

Expected pricing for the turbine may seem a bit high, around $600,000, but these units should have a lifespan of more than 20 years. Making it rather affordable as the price per day would be around $82.