THE HISTORY OF ROPATEC

Cima Libera, Italian Alps
Ropatec rst installation
ROPATEC
provide small wind energy to remote areas
around the world
Founded in 1997 by Robert Niederkoer (CEO)
- Vertical axis wind turbines
- Few prototypes tested in extreme conditions until 2001
- Industrialization from 2002 to 2003
- Constant growing technical and scientic know-how
- Entrance into the market in 2004
- 2011 - l000 turblnes sold ln 34 countrles around the world
- world wlde leader ln small wlnd technology,
o-grid/on-grid/hybrid
MISSION/VISION SINCE 1997
PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY
Innovation through
VERTICAL AXIS
QUIETNESS
RELIABILITY
PERFORMANCE
DURABILITY
LOW MAINTENANCE
WIND DIRECTION INDIPENDENCE
SAFETY (through monitoring of vibrations and resonances)
PRODUCTION OF CORE PARTS
IN HOUSE
EVOLUTION IN TIME
MARKET SEGMENTATION
OFFGRID
SINCE 1997
PUBLIENERGY
SINCE 2008
ONGRID
SINCE 2007
OFFGRID
Remote villages and schools
Smart grid solutions
Base stations for telecom
Mountain refuges
Agricolture
Range T30pro - T5pro - T-Vision
PUBLIENERGY
Publicity&Energy production
Turbines as dynamic way to communicate
Green image through the installation of Ropatec Pub-
lienergy turbines
Contributing to reduce emissions (even if the energy
production is not revelant at low wind)
Unique promotional eect, people’s attention is
drawn by the rotation of the system
Clients that have chosen Ropatec
McDonald’s,
Mediaworld,
B&Q,
Volvo,
NH Hotel,
Erdal,
Aldi Süd and many more
OK Benzine
Dierent types of turbines
ONGRID
Incentivized market in few countries
Special projects
Range Big Star 20 kW and Mega Star 20 kW
ROPATEC HAS ANSWERS TO
Agricolture market
Remote applications over the world
Small/medium investors
Industry and public administration
Social and educational aims
Base stations
Green image for companies (Publienergy)
ACTUAL STATE OF TECHNOLOGY
SOFTWARE
CAD SolidEdge FEM Ansys CFD Fluent
MEGA STAR vs VAWT
Blue line shows the production of the Mega Star
Red line shows the production of the VAWT
FUTURE GOALS
OPTIMISATION OF NEW GENERATION PRODUCTS
- Production at also high gust winds
- Brake system based on PLC logic and hydraulic brake system (Brembo)
- Constant monitoring of vibrations and resonances
- Modal analysis through LMS devices
CERTIFICATIONS OF TURBINES IN ACCORDANCE WITH IEC 614002
- High eciency proved
- Power emission
- Acoustic level
- Structural Safety & Durability
ROPATEC TURBINES
II GENERATION
III GENERATION
ROPATEC TURBINES
ONGRID
(OFF-GRID on request)
OFFGRID
(ON-GRID on request)
PUBLIENERGY
New Ropatec installation of the 3
rd
generation
WHAT’S NEXT
Constant investments in R&D and markets
Partnerships with high level companies
Decentralization of production facilities
Government projects for the electrication of remote areas wordwide
ONE SMALL WIND TURBINE
WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD...
BUT MANY WILL!


ROPATEC S.R.L
Via Zuegg 38/40, 39100 Bolzano, ITALY
Tel: +39 0471 052 010, Fax: +39 0471 052 012
info@ropatec.com, www.ropatec.com

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