Residential Wind Power
At the Right Site, Wind Is Cheaper than Photovoltaic
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Residential Wind Power, including:
- Design and build strategies
- Necessary codes
- Application how-tos
- Using materials
Wind can provide a sizable portion of energy needs
As a rule of thumb, a building site should have an average wind speed of 10 mph to make the installation of a turbine worthwhile. At wind speeds much below this the turbine cuts out and no power is generated.
The U.S. Department of Energy has published a map showing average wind speeds that can be useful in calculating the potential of a site.
Wind conditions are highly localized. Especially hilly areas may require site-specific data collection to make sure it’s not ...
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