it work in your location?
We generally advise that a good, year-round wind turbine site isn't a
place that you'd want to live. It takes average wind speeds of 8 to 9
mph and up, to make a really good site. That's honestly more wind than
most folks are comfortable living with. But this is where the beauty of
hybrid systems comes in. Many, very happily livable sites do produce 8
mph and over during certain times of the year, or when storms are
Tower height and location also make a big difference. Wind speeds
average 50% to 60% higher at 100 feet compared to ground level (see
chart in the wind section). Wind systems these days are almost always
designed as wind/solar hybrids for year-round reliability.
The only common exceptions are systems designed for utility intertie;
they feed excess power back into the utility, and turn the meter
Wind maps can provide a glimpse into the wind patterns in your region.
However, before investing in a wind turbine it's best to take actual
measurement at your site.
find out if your location has sufficient wind
Considering the substantial nature of a windpower turbine it makes
sense to first confirm that sufficient wind is present throughout most
NRG WindWatcher. The next generation of wind loggers. Collects
and records wind speed and power; calculates average speed and average
power density for accurate power predictions; delivers monthly averages
from constant 2-second data samples; and saves data at the end of each
month. Runs one-year on a single D-cell battery. Includes anemometer
with weather boot, stub mast, 100' of sensor wire, ground wire, battery
and WindWatcher with surface mounting box. 4.7' square. Designed for
indoor or weather-protected mounting.
Will track wind direction and deliver monthly average with optional
direction vane. Includes small separate mounting mast and 100' sensor
Two-year mfg. warranty.
popular super quiet wind turbines
are wind turbines for the home, cabin, and other small applications.
through to Wind Turbines.
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