Harness the Wind for Energy
Wind energy as part of either a solar power system or as a key component of an off-grid power system makes good use of a renewable resource-the wind. Wind energy releases no pollution into the air or water, and doesn’t contribute to global warming. With the right set of circumstances and a well designed system, wind energy can provide your home with years of renewable energy.
Benefits of Home Wind Energy Systems
The benefits you as a homeowner are many with a wind energy system:
Reduce your dependence on fossil fuels
Reduce your carbon footprint
Is Wind Energy a Practical Solution?
Small wind energy systems can be used in conjunction with a grid-connected system or in an off-grid application that is not connected to the utility grid. A grid-connected wind turbine can reduce your consumption of electricity for lighting, appliances, and electric heat. If the turbine cannot deliver the amount of energy you need, the utility makes up the difference. When your wind system produces more electricity than your household requires, the excess can be sold to the utility.
Wind Energy Considerations
Below are some good questions to ask as a family before making the investment in a wind energy system:
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Basics of Wind Energy
1 Solar Panels
Solar panels, or solar modules are usually installed on the roof. These solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power.
2 Wind Turbine
A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind, also called wind energy, into mechanical energy in a process known as wind power. If the mechanical energy is used to produce electricity, the device is called a wind turbine. Wind turbines can provide vast amounts of energy when winds average 9 miles per hour per day.
3 Battery Backup & Inverter
Excess solar power and wind energy are stored in your battery backup system to be used at night, when rates are higher or in case of a power outage your battery backup system gives you unstoppable power 24/7.
Your backup generator provides energy in emergency situations or when the storage capacity of your backup battery system is insufficient to meet your power needs.