Wind Power Systems
If you’ve got the geography, energy can be free. Residential wind energy, or small-scale windpower, can lower your electric bills by 50% – 100%. This is technology as old as civilization, reliable, clean, and beautiful.
A system generally costs $6,000 – $22,000 and typically pays for itself within six to 15 years. Because wind turbines are large structures — they can be 80-120 feet tall — residential wind energy systems are an optimal home renewable energy system for homeowners that own at least one acre of land in an area with reliable wind at that height. Local zoning codes and covenants must allow wind turbines.
The cost-effectiveness of small wind power systems depends on a properly designed and installed system and location, location, location. To find out if you can benefit from installing a windpower system on your property, contact us to schedule a visit to your home to determine whether residential wind energy is a viable home renewable energy system for you.
Optimal Conditions for Residential Wind Energy
Windpower is most efficient when your home meets the following conditions:
- Average wind speed is at least 12 mph
- Electricity cost is at least $0.10 per kilowatt hour
After assessing your property’s suitability for windpower, we’ll provide you with recommendations on the wind turbine designs and positions that would best benefit you.
Why Choose Residential Wind Energy?
In addition to being an effective long-term investment, windpower is an eco-friendly energy solution. According to the American Wind Energy Association, a small residential wind turbine can offset approximately 1.2 tons of air pollutants and 200 tons of greenhouse gases in its lifetime. Contact us to reduce your overall energy use, save on energy costs, and help the environment with residential wind energy.
To learn more about windpower, browse our website for more information on wind maps and Small Wind for Homeowners, Ranchers and Small Businesses” webpage, which contains consumer guides for every U.S. state and web links to other windpower resources.