Have you ever considered powering your home with solar energy or a wind turbine? The more efficient choice would be wind power because it uses less energy, releases less carbon dioxide and will produce more overall energy. One wind turbine can generate the same amount of electricity in KWH (kilowatt-hours) as thousands of solar panels. Small wind turbines can be a cost effective way to generate renewable electricity for your home. For a home turbine to be beneficial to you, you should live on an acre or more. Residential neighborhoods will probably require zoning and you may run into problems. A wide open space will better provide you with higher average wind speeds.
A good quality modern wind turbine has a life expectancy of 20 years. It could even last 25 or more years. As with most things in life, the older something is the more maintenance costs there will be.
A 1.5 kilowatt turbine can handle the needs of a home that uses 300 kilowatt-hours a month. You should know your energy budget before you determine what size turbine you need. Lead batteries can be used for energy storage.
A wind turbine operates on a simple principle. The turbine will have two or three blades that resemble a propeller. They have a rotor connected to a main shaft and that will spin a generator to create electricity. Wind power can be used in off-grid systems known as a stand alone system. It is not connected to an electric distribution system or grid. Small wind electric systems can be used in combination with other components such as a small solar electric system to create a hybrid power system.
Lake Erie in Ohio has installed wind turbines to create electricity. The Great Lakes generate high winds to run the turbines effectively and efficiently. Ohio has good incentives and rebates to help with your wind turbine installation. There are qualified turbine installers that will ensure safety and long term performance of your wind turbine. Call Triple “S” Energy today for assistance in locating that local professional who can help you with all your questions.