Consider a wind turbine to generate electricity
Under the right conditions, a turbine is more economical than solar panels.
Residential turbines need average wind speeds of about 10 mph before they become feasible economically. But under the right conditions, a turbine will produce electricity at a lower cost than photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. panels. Wind conditions are highly variable, even in the same region, and it's usually prudent to measure wind speeds over an extended period before making the investment.
LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. : Up to 10 points for a renewable energy system (EA 10)
NGBSNational Green Building Standard Based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and passed through ANSI. This standard can be applied to both new homes, remodeling projects, and additions. /ICC-700: 1/2 point for every 1/10 kW of capacity for a wind energy system (704.3.3.2).
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