Inno System will install more wind power boilers after conducting pilot operation in Ulsan.
The wind power boiler that can dramatically reduce heating and cooling costs will be commercialized in Korea.
Inno System (President: Pak Jae-hun), a hybrid small wind power system manufacturer, said on November 14 that it recently concluded a contract with Hogye Agricultural Cooperative in Ulsan to install a wind power boiler at vinyl greenhouse facilities of a flower farm.
The new wind power boiler to be installed at the greenhouse can produce warm water by operating permanent magnets with wind power blade. Inno System successfully commercialized it for the first time in the industry. It was introduced at the Environment & Energy Tech (ENTECH) 2012 held in September.
Inno System will seal another contract with Hogye Agricultural Cooperative for installing additional wind power boilers when its efficiency is identified after operating a boiler starting on November 23 on pilot basis. The company will also make a contract with Agricultural Technology Center of Hongcheon County for installing the wind power boiler.
A number of studies demonstrated that the technology of new wind power boiler that links heating device with wind power using eddy current is superior in efficiency to existing heating devices that use thermal resistance. And scientists in many countries are currently developing various new technologies.
Meanwhile, the braking function that inevitably appears in generating heat energy using eddy current has been a hurdle in developing wind power boiler.
With the most notable feature that minimizes the braking function, Inno System’s new wind power boiler is designed to generate heat at a half of rated output wind speed of wind power generator by improving arrangement of permanent magnets that constitute rotator and structure of heating device. This technology and improved arrangement enable the wind power generating system to sharply increase energy conversion efficiency from around 30% to over 60%.
President Pak Jae-hun of Inno System explained, “A wind power boiler can reduce heating and cooling costs by over 50% as it can produce warm water at any place without using additional energy if wind blows faster than certain speed. Thermal efficiency of our new wind power boiler is much higher than current electric boilers as it uses electric power that can operate an electric motor installed on the opposite side of the boiler so that it can produce warm water even when wind does not blow.”
To improve efficiency and widely publicize its wind power boiler, Inno System plans to carry forward pilot programs in Ulsan and other regions in Gyeongsangnam-do in conjunction with farmers who are growing vegetables in large scale facilities. Based on results of pilot programs, the company will actively participate in programs of spreading wind power boilers of the central and local governments.