Are you considering a wind power system? If enough wind comes onto your property it is worth using it, but not all areas in the country get enough wind to make wind generators a feasible option. Before using wind as a power source it is a good idea to find an experienced its site accessor.
It is also a good idea to consult with your neighbors who already have wind generators, and get their advice about what wind power option will be successful for you.
Your neighbors may have a successful wind power system but when they began they may have wasted a lot of money and time searching for a system that would give them great benefit. Secondly, it is important to remember that generating power from the wind is expensive and you need to work out if it is economically viable.
Is it really worth installing this kind of system?
In most cases it is an option. A wind generator in your back yard is a great idea, especially if you want to make an environmental difference by cutting back on your use of current fossil fuel systems. However, the largest reason people choose wind energy systems is to save huge amounts of money by having a lower utility bill, and if properly instigated you may not have a power bill at all.
It really depends on your wind resource, tower height, turbine size, utility rate and how well your system is designed. It's all very well to want to install a wind energy system to save on electricity costs and do environmental good. But if you do not have enough land available it does not make sense to install the system.
Look at your land before you choose any system of it. When thinking about this kind of system – the wind generator (or turbine) is the main piece of equipment that you will utilize. The American Wind Energy Association says the economics of buying this kind of system only makes sense when the average wind speed is at least 10 mph and utility costs at least 10 cents a kilowatt hour.
Because most residential wind generators are tied to a grid, when not enough wind is available the extra power comes from the utility, and this makes it an expensive option unless you have a steady amount of wind blowing.
More often than not you will find wind power generation to be a great option but I must warn you that before you use it you must consider safety. Given that systems have more dangers than other renewable energy systems, it is important that a professional installs your system before you think about utilizing them.