ASTANA – Tree Energy, a small company from Almaty has launched a challenge to world leaders in the production of wind generators and water-power stations using 90 percent of Kazakhstan components.
“Our form of blades makes our wind generators easier to produce, protects the generators against extreme Kazakhstan storms and makes them much cheaper. Cheaper maintenance in comparison with traditional vertical blades is a good bonus too,” said inventor and Engineer of Tree Energy Zhanbulat Muzbayev in an interview on May 19.
“Our products, one kilowatts wind generators, are usually bought by farmers, who don’t have access to the electricity grid. Ministry of Agriculture reported that approximately 40,000 farms in Kazakhstan don’t have access to the electricity grid, which means that we have a great market. The only problem is that people don’t know about us well because our company was established recently,” he added.
Tree Energy’s generators are suitable not only for household needs, but for all types of drip irrigations systems as well. Their unique construction enables them to operate even with 40 metres per second wind, while foreign wind generator are broken if wind exceeds 20-25 metres per second.
Kazakhstan wind generators are made of aluminium, which doesn’t suffer corrosion and is covered by powder paint, are extremely durable. The generators can be easily disassembled and assembled. Both operations take a few minutes, which is very convenient for cattlemen and huntsmen. These clients have to be very mobile and highly appreciate this advantage. Maintenance is very easy. To be exact, the only thing its owner has to do is to change cheap bearings once per five years. All details except for magnets are made in Kazakhstan.
“We plan to produce more powerful generator and we have good experts, but we need investments to buy new, more powerful equipment. The investors we are looking for have to be quite patient and fair because this production requires a lot of time,” Muzbayev said.
“As of today, we don’t have any problems in production and sales, because we are the only company in the Central Asian region, which produces such products. At that, suppliers of foreign generators can’t compete with us because of tenge devaluation. And the companies, which supplied foreign generators and sold them in the Kazakh market, become our distributors and sell our products,” he said.
Tree Energy receives orders for its products from Kazakhstan, but also from Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.