The product we will review this time is the Windmax HY1000-5 1,000 Watt Max 24-Volt 5-Blade Residential Wind Generator Kit that includes wind turbine blades, a generator and controller plus bolts/screws. It comes without a pole. The manufacturer claims high and consistent performance for the product even at low wind speed. It is also said to be low-maintenance and one of the “most cost- effective and efficient wind turbines” for the home on the market today.
To prove or disprove these claims, we ask several respondents to give us their appraisal of the product, and will rate it with a 1-star to 5-star according to their estimation.
About the manufacturer
The Windmax HY1000-5 1,000 Watt Max 24-Volt 5-Blade Residential Wind Generator Kit is exclusively distributed by WindMax Green Energy Corp., based in Plano, Texas. It is manufactured by HY Energy Co., Ltd. of China , a company involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of small wind turbines and serve “wind/solar hybrid power integration technique.”
- 1,000 Watt max
- Pole not included
- Includes generator, blades, controller and bolts/screws
“My husband mounted the turbines onto a 2” steel pole and had it running in no time at all once the wind picked up. It charged our 12-volt deep cycle batteries (8 of them) very quickly. It worked a lot better than we anticipated. My husband is very happy with it and plans to integrate solar panels on the system. I give this wind turbine a 5-star rating.” Kelly
“I had this wind turbine for almost a year now, and so far it’s been doing great. I plan to buy 2 more in the very near future. I give this wind turbine a 5-star rating”. Ernest
“I think there’s some flaw in the design of this product. I’ve had it summer of last year and only used it recently. But to my dismay, however strong the wind is, the most it can generate is a little over 12 volts. When I checked the blades I realized they were not spinning fast enough. I give this product 1 star out of 5-star rating. “ Martin
With such widely opposing views, although its 2 against 1, it’s hard to give an all-inclusive rating for the “HY1000-5 1,000 Watt Max 24-Volt 5-Blade Residential Wind Generator Kit. We asked some experts about such a disparity in the experience of users and one opinion why one of our respondents got very poor performance from the product could be an error in the installation. To give this product the benefit of the doubt, we are giving it an overall 3-star rating.