Advanced Wind Technologies

Address
135 Waugh Rd. Malanda 4885
Postal
PO Box 200 Malanda 4885
Email
email/wind)(iig.com.au
Website
www.iig.com.au/wind
Contact
Geoff Thomas
Phone
+61 (0)7 4096 6864

Advance Wind Technologies design and supply wind powered energy systems, solar systems and support equipment. Geoff Thomas has consulted, provided information, designed, distributed and installed renewable energy systems for all of his tenders in an expert manner. His expertise allows him to directly service his installations and train others to do the same.

Fields Of Commerce

Design
Sale
Installation

Target Industries

Housing
Commercial wind farms
Public buildings
Commercial and industrial buildings

Specialist Areas Of Tropical Expertise

Careful selection of technology that is tried and tested for advanced performance in tropical climates including maintenance.

Year Established

1997

Management Team

Geoff Thomas, Owner & Operator

Certificate And Quality Approvals

Solar Energy Industries Association of Australia

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Company Profile

Advanced Wind Technologies are accredited renewable energy specialists and Australasian distributors for large wind turbine powered systems. Advanced Wind Technologies now offer you a variety of wind turbines for use according to your system requirements.

There is virtually no brand of solar panel, pump, wind generator, inverter, battery, hydro system that I cannot lay my hands on. My experience is shared, advising on the best for a particular situation. Some are better than others and this knowledge I always apply. The batteries for example, are a meticulously engineered German design and the best I can find in the world. I import my products directly from the factory delivering them for the best prices

Technologies and Capabilities

The systems we offer include:

Wind Turbines:
We offer a range of wind turbines appropriate for wind farms and operations desiring large amounts of power or wind turbines suitable for remote areas (stand-alone) or in a grid-connect situation. We specialise in the passive pitch wind turbines.

Grid-connect systems - Mains
The Grid-connect system just puts your solar, wind, hydro or other electricity straight into the grid, through a grid-connect inverter.

Stand-alone systems - Batteries
The stand-alone system, is able to be powered by diverse sources, is not connected to the grid, is often where there is no grid, typically contains batteries or equivalent storage and an inverter to transform the battery power.

Dual systems - containing greater or lesser amounts of both
The dual system, - grid connect/stand-alone, does both, it charges up batteries, then when they are full, diverts your incoming solar/wind.

It can run your whole house directly (no blackouts for you) or partially, or only when the grid goes down, it can charge up your batteries from the grid or a 240 volt generator (if no sun or no wind).

Sine wave inverters
Although more expensive, offer the ability to run anything that is designed for mains power.

Sun Tracker
Track the sun so your panels always face it. The extra power will earn you up to 50% more on your grid-feed system. It is designed to withstand up to a category 5 cyclone (as long as the panels are parked flat).

Tubular positive batteries
A version of lead acid battery that has a positive plate and is extremely resistant to sulphation, can cope with being partly discharged and is perfect for solar use. We now import these batteries direct from the factory with considerable savings.

Chip heater of yesteryear
Reputed to heat enough water for a bath from a single copy of the Sydney Morning Herald and burning anything from old boots to twigs.

Pressure Amplifier (PA) series Water Powered Pump
A major advance for water powered pumps it does not require a drive pipe, automatically adjusts to stream flow, will suit almost any site and is more efficient than any before.

Company Background

Geoff Thomas became involved in the solar industry in the mid-Eighties as an agent of Rainbow Power, then soon became an independent agent selling a wide range of renewable and non-toxic products, in his Solar Shop in Bellingen (NSW ) for eight and a half years.

In 1994, he established contact with a number of manufacturers of large wind generators, officially becoming the Australian agent for Lagerway Wind Turbines in 1998.

While working for Lagerway, Geoff tendered in co-operation with Henk Pasma, an experienced electrical contractor from Cairns, for the Thursday Island wind Generators (2 x 250kW machines), the King Island Wind Farm (3 x 250kW machines), and made representation to the Crookwell wind farm in NSW and an 80 kW machine at Denham. He also tendered for the Portland Wind Farm (27 x 750 kW machines), (Cape Bridgewater), which was Australia’s first proposed commercial wind farm, by forming a consortium with a factory group in Latrobe and Lagerway. Subsequently Geoff tendered for the Ravenshoe and Albany wind farms which were unsuccessful in part due to internal problems in Lagerway.

In 1997, Geoff discovered a Swedish company - Pitchwind – also making a ring generator turbine like the innovative large multi-pole ring generator only developed by Enercon and Lagerway. Pitchwind however had developed the technology on a much smaller scale (PW 30-15), and had used permanent magnets in their design. Over the years, Geoff has observed the evolution of Pitchwind technology, forming alliances with the company. He now holds exclusive Australasian distributorship for Pitchwind, and seeks to make this technology available in Australia and Australasia.

More recently, due to popular interest in wind farms, AWT has secured the agency of Nordic, a Swedish company manufacturing larger 1 megawatt machines. Due to the unusual and innovative design of these machines, they are significantly less expensive than comparative machines. If you are considering investing in a wind farm, please contact us for further information.

North Queensland Projects

While working for Lagerway, Geoff tendered in co-operation with Henk Pasma, an experienced electrical contractor from Cairns, for the Thursday Island wind generators (2 x 250 kW machines), the King Island Wind Farm (3 x 250 kW machines) and made representation to the Crookwell Wind Farm in NSW and an 80 kW machine at Denham. He also tendered for the Portland Wind Farm (27 x 750 kW machines), (Cape Bridgewater), which was Australia’s first proposed commercial wind farm, by forming a consortium with a factory group in Latrobe and Lagerway.

Green Credentials

Member: Solar Energy Industries Association of Australia
Advanced Wind Technologies are accredited renewable energy specialists and Australasian distributors for large wind turbine powered systems. Advanced Wind Technologies now offer you a variety of wind turbines for use according to your system requirements.



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