Is wind right for you?

 

Wind generators are an effective source of renewable power in many areas across the world. To make sure a small wind system is right for you, there are things to consider:

  • You have at least 4.5 m/s (10 MPH ) average wind speed. Best results at 12 MPH (5.4 m/s) or more.

  • Your property is unobstructed from tall buildings and trees. Ideally, you should have 0.5 acres or more

  • The local zoning allows a structure that is at least 12.8 m (42 feet) tall

  • Your local utility has an existing interconnection agreement

 

Once you have determined you have the right conditions for a wind power system, you will need to consider the best place on your property. Proper siting is critical to the performance and longevity of your investment. It can make the difference between years of trouble free operation or continuous frustration.

How a wind turbine works

 

Wind power involves converting wind energy into electricity by using wind turbines. A wind turbine is composed of 3 propellers-like blades called a rotor. The rotor is attached to a tall tower. On average wind towers are about 20m high. The reason why the tower is so tall is because winds are stronger higher from the ground.

 

The benefits of wind power

 

Wind power is a clean energy source that can be relied on for the long-term future. A wind turbine creates reliable, cost-effective, pollution free energy. It is affordable, clean and sustainable. One wind turbine can be sufficient to generate energy for a household. Because wind is a source of energy which is non-polluting and renewable, wind turbines create power without using fossil fuels, without producing greenhouse gases or radioactive or toxic waste. Wind power reduces global warming.

How do I get started?

Natures Current can come to your home or business for a complimentary site survey and determine what type of system makes sense given your current electric usage, possible efficiency upgrades as well as the size and solar resources at your property.

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