Residential Wind Power

Residential wind power works by having a wind turbine attached to the top of a tall tower so that it can collect kinetic energy and change it into electricity so that it may work with your homes electrical system. Wind turbines will have out put if the wind power is over 7 to 10 mph if not then the power that the house needs is purchased by the utility.

If the wind turbine puts out more electricity than is needed for the houses supply, then the rest of the electricity is sold to the utility. A small wind turbine can lower you bill significantly. To determine if a small wind turbine will save you money in the long run you’ll have to think about the amount of electricity that your household would be using and also how much wind speed is around your house as well.

 

Before buying a wind turbine you should remember that the owner of the wind turbine should have a minimum of an average of 10 mph wind speed and also be paying a minimum of 10 cents/kWh  for electricity. Wind turbines help the environment because they output no pollution and by using a wind turbine you are stopping the pollution that would have occurred from electricity generation by the utility company.

During a wind turbines lifetime they can prevent about 1.2 tonnes in air pollutants. You won’t have to change any wiring in your house because wind turbines can fit any homes and normally they supply an 80 to 120 tower with the wind turbine.

A wind turbine’s performance improves as the altitude increase however depending on the manufacturer there are several different turbines available. Depending on size and the manufacturer, wind turbines can cost anything from $ 6,000 to $22,000. Most wind turbines do not require regular maintenance and over the long term is a good investment.

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