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Kestrelís New Tower Range

Date: 15 July 2007

Kestrel has committed to supplying a more complete and comprehensive renewable energy package by developing a range of Kestrel towers. The Kestrel towers are vertically divided into segments made of high-quality galvanised steel, so that the particular towers are low maintenance, easy to install and suited to the users needs. The segments are easy to transport by ordinary trucks, hence no special transport is needed. The installation of the Kestrel tower range should not take more than a week, including laying the foundation, assembly preparation and lifting.


The Kestrel tower range is cost effective and of high Kestrel quality. And the towers are available from 6m to 18m, depending on the range. Kestrel specialises in the design and manufacture of small efficient wind turbines both for the local and export market. This has been extended to include the design and manufacture of towers that best secure and optimise outputs.

The towers in the Kestrel range are the Kestrel Free-standing tower, Kestrel Guyed and Double-guyed tower, Kestrel Scissor tower, Kestrel Tripod tower and the new Kestrel Articulated tower. Each of the different designs has important benefits for the consumer to decide between.

The Kestrel Free-standing tower that is made of zinc galvanised steel in 6m, 9m and 12m heights. This tower is intended for smaller turbines up to 30kg including the e150 and e220 (the old K600 and K800). The Kestrel Free-standing tower is light-weight and takes up the least amount of space in the site selected for erection. In high wind class areas it is recommended that the tower be secured by guys (cables that anchor the tower). Kestrel now manufactures the Kestrel Guyed and Double-guyed towers that are also made of zinc galvanised steel in 6m, 9m and 12m heights. Each pipe structures has either three (guyed) or six (double-guyed) cables. These towers are intended for smaller turbines up to 30kg including the e150 and e220 (the old K600 and K800).

Where space is limited, the most practical solution is the Kestrel Scissor tower that, once again, is manufactured using zinc galvanised steel in 6m, 9m and 12m heights. The central pipe structure is mounted onto a leg that is housed in cement foundation. The tower and mount are hinged, making maintenance and raising less space and tool intensive. The Kestrel Scissor tower is intended for smaller wind turbines up to 50kg including the e150, e220 and e300i (the old K600, K800 and K1000). For raising and turbine maintenance ease, another option is the new Kestrel Articulated tower. Also zinc galvanised steel in 6m, 9m and 12m heights, the Kestrel Articulated tower has two hinges, allowing greater manoeuvrability, which lock securing the tower. These towers are intended for smaller turbines up to 30kg including the e150 and e220 (the old K600 and K800).

Finally, for the most secure and most stable tower in the range that is intended for high wind class areas where greater stability is necessary for optimal turbine output, the Kestrel Tripod tower is the leading tower in its class. The Tripod towers are intended for the larger small turbines up to 180kg including the e300i and e380i (the old K1000 and K3000) and are available in 12m, 15m and 18m heights. The 18m tower cannot be erected in the SADC area without a warning light at the tower top. The structure comprises of pipe sections of 3m each which are used in a three-legged configuration and joined by a tripod section upon which the turbine is mounted. The tower is made of steel which is zinc galvanised.

For further information, please consult the tower manuals or contact Kestrel directly.

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