Keeping up with green and renewable energy technology is one thing, but too many solar panels, wind turbines, and thingamajigs can quickly cause one’s house to look like a docked alien spaceship. In an effort to consolidate technologies, DyoCore Smart Solutions has announced SolAir, a dual wind/solar energy generator to be made available later this month.
Equipped with the latest in thin film transistor panels, the SolAir provides a continuous flow of energy even on low-sunlight days. Lauded as a model of efficiency, the SolAir comes with the potential to convert 70 percent of wind power to electricity, and can begin operating at wind speeds as low as 2 mph to 25 mph. Excess energy is recycled back into the user’s local grid via the device’s DC/AC inverter, making fear of wasted energy a nonissue.
The integrated solar fin maximizes electrical output and directional flow from DyCore’s recommended install height of 20 feet, but the design is quite versatile: “it can be mounted on any flat horizontal, vertical or pitched surface and can be either bolted or ballasted down,” according to the product’s website. Should a user’s SolAir — which is available in 300W and 800W versions — need to be put to pasture, DyoCore chief engineer David Raine points out that the entire structure is made from recyclable materials, allowing the device to be disposed of without fear of environmental harm.