How Wind Power Could Work for You
For many people renewable energy is something new... so we are here to help you understand if wind power could work for you.
Before you look at buying a wind turbine there are a few things to consider...
You need Space
First let’s scale the size of the Evance R9000 turbine – it has a blade diameter of 5.5m (18 feet) and is mounted on a monopole tower either 10m, 12m, 15m & 18m (33, 40, 50 or 60 feet). That gives a maximum height to blade tip of 23.5m or 77 feet.
This wind turbine is very quiet in operation, but not completely silent, so it’s probably best for it to be at least 100m from your nearest neighbour.
To get the best performance the wind turbine should have no obstacles, such as trees and buildings, obstructing the prevailing winds.
You need Wind
Good prevailing winds are essential!
Do you live on top of a hill or near the coast? If you do, you should have a good wind source. If you live in a valley your wind source will be reduced.
Ideally annual mean wind speed should be above 5.0 m/s (10 mph).
If your location experiences low wind speeds we recommend that you consult your local Evance reseller for further advice... Contact Us.
You may need Planning Permission
In the UK you do need planning permission. So firstly we recommend that you give a quick call to your planning office, advise them of your intention to put up a turbine. Evance resellers are experienced with the applications process, so can assist with guidance and many will manage your application from start to finish.
All countries vary in their requirements so please consult with your local Evance Reseller and optimise your chances of a successful application.
It is an investment ... there are incentives
A fully installed small wind turbine is a reasonable investment.... but depending on your country and county/state your outlay can be significantly reduced due to government incentives, tax rebates, Feed-in Tariffs.
In the UK, the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rewards those who produce renewable energy, for example, 21.65pence per kWh produced using the R9000 5kW turbine, plus an additional 4.64pence per kWh for any power exported (rates from 1st April 2013).
So you benefit from reduced energy bills and receive an income for the energy generated and used, as well as energy that goes back into the national grid.
Your local Evance Reseller can advise you about available grants and incentives, as well as guide you through how to sell any excess power.
Assuming that you have the space and wind ... let us tell you How to Buy.