Domestic Wind Turbine – Reduce Your Home Energy Bill

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Domestic Wind Turbine – Reduce Your Home Energy Bill


Domestic wind turbine is fast becoming a popular [tag-tec]renewable energy system[/tag-tec] to reduce a household power consumption. Most people will consider a home solar panel when considering an alternative power source for their homes, but a small group of people is discovering the benefits of a home wind power generator.

A home windmill can be used to supplement the energy demand of your house hence reducing your dependency on the power utility companies. But before you rush out to install a large fan blade to harness the [tag-tec]wind energy[/tag-tec], here’s some points to consider.

Just like in any DIY green energy power system, there are advantages and disadvantages. In regards to a domestic wind turbine, not all houses are suitable to use such technology.

The effectiveness of wind generator depends on the locality and also the weather.

One major considering for a [tag-tec]home windmill[/tag-tec] to work properly is “wind speed”. The blades need a strong gasp of wind to generate enough kinetic energy to produce sufficient electricity.

On average, we are looking at a wind speed of 6 mph and above. This will also depend on the size of blades, the diameter and also its weight. A stronger wind is needed to move a heavy blade due to its momentum.

How would you know the average wind speed in your area? Easy, we ask our friendly Google search engine for help. Go to Google.com and type in “wind speed” and follow by your city.

For example, when I type in “wind speed San Francisco”, I get “Real-Time San Francisco Bay Wind Patterns” as the first listing.

The website will give the wind speed information I am looking for. As a [tag-tec]rule of thumb[/tag-tec], if the average wind speed in your area is above 10 mph, a domestic wind turbine system may work for your home.

It will be an ideal situation where you can totally eliminate your home power dependency from the grid just by using wind energy.

However, wind is unpredictable which mean it is unreliable as the only power source for your house. For a complete renewable energy system, you may look into home solar panel as a synergistic power system.

By | 2012-11-06T14:16:40+00:00 June 4th, 2009|Wind Power|4 Comments

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  3. James May 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    We have one we have designed to make use of the venturi effect of a slanted rooftop. We call it a “ridgerunner” and is built almost entirely of PVC sewer pipe and old bicycle parts.

    Sticks above the roof only about a foot. I am doing a video sometime soon, and will send you a copy. It will be open sourced. Good job.

  4. Green Soul February 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    It would be just 30 feet wind machine with rotors between eight to 25 feet in diameter, sufficient enough to supply the adequate power to an electric home or business throughout the year.

    Solar panels are the second most commonly used for renewable energy. Half of the electric requirement can be met with 24 100 W solar panels installed on the roof. This will have a dramatic affect on the carbon emission.

    The installation cost can further be reduced due to state and federal rebates available in many areas. Homeowners who have surplus power can sell the same to the power companies. Many such homes are enrolled in such programs throughout the Unites States.

    This is clear adapting such alternate energy programs can benefit both the Government and the home owner. This is a wise investment which is sure to get you more dollars in return. Just a couple of decades back, it was something which was thought impossible but now you can virtually stop paying your energy bills and on the contrary earn handsome income by adopting to green building projects.

    This will not only arrest the carbon footprint but will go beyond energy conservation which in itself is a paradigm shift in power distribution. This is really a marvelous technology development which people should start exploring.

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