Renewable energy has really come of age. Solutions for solar (PV), hydro, heat pumps or wind are readily available, affordable and suitable for most homes.
Extracting power from the energy in wind is not a new idea. However, today it is more attainable than ever for people who wish to reduce their carbon footprint, contribute to the drive towards renewable energy and now, make an investment for the future.
If you live in a suitable location (enough space and wind), a small scale wind turbine can not only provide some or all of your energy usage, but excess energy produced can often be sold, providing a valuable income stream for years to come. Depending upon where you live, there are differing incentives and grants to help with the costs of installing a small wind turbine.
On the correct site, a small wind turbine can produce energy more efficiently than other solutions, giving you security and peace of mind for your energy usage for up to 20 years or more.
* Based on Evance R9000 generating 13,653kWh per year with an annual wind speed of 6m/s & carbon savings of 0.5246kg of CO2/kWh
For more information on what makes a suitable site for small wind turbines visit “How wind power could work for you”.