Thinking of a Wind Turbine and looking into possibilities of an installation outside your home ? your research may lead to more questions than answers, but if you are determined to save money, use less energy and reduce your carbon footprint as well as becoming a little more energy independent, keep pushing forward with this green home energy project.
Are you now asking: would a small Wind Turbine provide energy which you could really turn into power for your home... and if so, how much power could you make and how much energy costs could you save.
Installing Wind Turbines is a dive straight into the world of home energy saving tips with the idea of capturing the natural energy force of air currents that swirls around us, usually the first thought is to harness the solar power of the sun, that is unless your location actually means very little sun and plenty of constant clear streams of wind for a wind turbine.
Everyone seems concerned about their local climate change and how it may be more cloudy than sunny than in years gone by, but... and perhaps it's just me... but don't you think that the wind is stronger and more relentless than it used to be? - great news for the future of wind turbines.
OK, back to harnessing energy - perhaps you have solar panels to provide electrical energy or you may have already invested in a solar water heater and are already appreciating the energy savings you are making and want to save more, if so you will be busy researching how a home wind turbine works and where you could possibily install it to the best advantage on or around your home.
Wind Turbine Obstacles
Not all obstacles to installation success are buildings, hills and trees...
This type of project is in it's infancy and so Building Regulation Rules for installations are still being developed depending on local area conditions - the initial reaction was negative for urban and more positive for rural positioning, but...
Things are changing and government backing encouraging local states and counties to support installations with possible installation grants or rebates means a more welcomed reception for applications.
The other big negative for small individual installations came from the utility companies themselves, and we have to accept that mini green thinking is a total turn around which forces them to lift their eyes off their own profit lines - to now look at happily absorbing small scale renewables into their total power production in order to help them meet their growing obligation to take a rising percentage of their electricity from sources that are renewable instead of just fuels.
What this means is that while in many places it has been often difficult to get the big welcome and the red carpet treatment from utility companies when you want to become grid tied with your home made power be it solar energy or your wind harnessing installation and it should now be becoming a little easier...
at least while the pressure is kept up country to country to create and use energy from renewable sources.
Which Wind Turbine
Nothing is simple is it, you can't seem to be able to just go into a store and order the equipment and have it installed and start saving money.
No, first you have to decide on quite a number of things which should lead you to the right purchase for your home and your budget... depending on your home site options and your local building regulations.
You will have to take things into consideration like:-
Wind Turbine Installation Overview
Further articles will go into more detail on these points but to help you research the possibility of an installation at your home here are a few points to get you started and help you plan.
It's a breeze with so much to think about and so much to say, but this article is getting a bit long winded so let me try and wrap it up for now...
Wind Turbine Installation Overview Summary
This is really such an interesting project with the potential of an excellent outcome that will improve home value, save you money on utility bills and add to your list of earth friendly projects for your home.
But, please remember that unless your home is remote in location and the land around you is all yours for nearly as far as the eye can see and if you don't have any problems installing all the wind turbines that you want to... and can then probably provide yourself with all the green electricity that you will ever need.
I want prospective home wind turbine owners to be prepared and not feel dissapointed by domestic wind turbine energy output - this project will not, under normal urban situations provide you with more than a small percentage of your yearly power requirements, would you be happy with say about 10% - 15% less to pay on utility bills... every year over the life of the equipment!.
Even in the best situations a wind turbine can only harness a proportion of the total wind energy flowing through it.
The good news is that for urban living conditions a combination of haressing both solar for both electricty and hot water together with wind power will bring you a lot nearer to becoming more energy independent and the joy green living.
As you continue with your research you will start to notice more and more homes installing a wind turbine system, this is going to be big business and I predict that it will be one of the most popular green home energy saving projects of the year and the years to come, just like solar panels, wind turbine suppliers will not be able to meet demand.
It would be wise to get ahead now and start to prepare the optimum conditions for your own home wind turbine installation.
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