Wind Turbines & Towers
We are Factory Trained and Certified Windpower dealers. We can consult with you on all your wind turbine needs and design a system for you that will work correctly at your specific location. Please use us as your expert resource.
If you're thinking about Wind Turbines, or you wonder if it's feasible for your location, call us. We have the expertise and the resources to help you determine if wind is right for you.
We can design and integrate a Wind Turbine system to work seamlessly with your solar electric system.
What you need to do first.
Many folks call us looking for a wind turbine but, you need to know if it will do you any good before you commit, otherwise it will just be an expensive hobby. Basically you need a good 12+ MPH wind for better than 4 months a year for it to work, and you need to actually know this by measurement.
Looking at a wind map is not the way to determine your actual wind speed location because, wind maps usually come from airports and airports are typically located in low wind locations. You can use an anemometer to determine wind speed. An anemometer is like a speedometer, displaying wind speed at the time you are looking at it, and some models can record information for future reference. The anemometer should be mounted on a tower to give you the best idea of wind speed where the wind turbine will be located.
If you measure wind speed at ground level, you can expect about 1.5 times the wind speed 30 feet up, which equates to about three times the power. At 120 feet above the ground, wind speed will be twice what is measured at ground level and power output will be more than twice the output at 30 feet. If you do not have a wind gauge,(anemometer) you can get a rough idea of wind speed from the table below.
Wind Speed (MPH)
The Wind Effect
Smoke rises vertically.
Direction of wind shown by smoke drift, but not by wind vanes.
Wind felt on face; leaves rustle; ordinary wind vane moved by wind.
Leaves and twigs in constant motion; wind extends a light flag.
Raises dust, loose paper; small branches are moved.
Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland waters.
Large branches in motion; whistling heard in power lines; umbrella use is difficult.
If you have any questions about a Wind Turbine please call us Toll Free at 888-826-0939