Is Your Home Ready for a Wind Turbine

Anyone can install a wind turbine system because there are many things to consider with your home and if you would really like an alternative form of energy installed. It is important to understand if you are in the right location and if you need to make any changes to the property or your home.

First, you have to consider the wind factor and the amount of wind you do get. In order to generate the electricity you will store, you need fast winds. Higher towers may be required since most high winds are at higher levels of the atmosphere. Low winds are ground level winds.

However, many people live in pockets or in spaces where there isn’t any wind at all in their area. They may be up against the side of a mountain or have a lot of trees in the area and there may not be enough wind for this type of system.

When you live in an area that pockets insufficient wind, you should reconsider the form of alternative energy you may use to that of solar power. However, if there is an area on your property that does get sufficient wind, find it and then use it.

After installing your wind turbine system call the electric company and they will send a technician out to your home to install a separate meter to the side of your house or on your property. You will need both meters to measure your energy. One meter is for the electric company and your usage of their power. The other meter displays information concerning the electricity that you store with the wind turbine.

Your wind turbine meter will show you the measurements of energy stored and energy reserve. Using it, the electric company can view the credit amount on your bill and the amount of energy they will buy from you.

There are no worries about any type of wire change or installation, when you install and use wind turbine systems for the home. Some individuals think that if a house has no built in turbine that they cannot install one later. Nothing could be further than the truth. Remember, the only wire changes involve those that the electric company installs outside your home along with your new meter, after you install your new wind turbine system.

There are many factors to consider if you are considering installing a wind turbine system to your home. The many factors that you need to consider include the wind you get at your home and if you are in a bad location, no wiring will need to be done to the home, you will need another meter installed, and you will be required to work closely with the utility company to make it work properly.

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Originally posted 2009-05-16 09:35:49.



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