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We know: All About Home Wind Turbines
What is a residential wind turbine?
A wind turbine is like a modern wind mill that sets on the top of a tall tower (80-100 ft) and collects kinetic energy from the wind and then turns that into electricity that you can use in your house.
Do I need to use electricity from my local utility if I have a wind turbine?
In most cases, people use a combination of utility electricity and wind turbine electricity. When thereís adequate wind, the electricity or your home comes from the turbine. When thereís not enough wind, the electricity for your home comes from the utility. When there is excess wind power, your residential turbine delivers the excess electricity to the utility.
How much money can I save on electricity with a wind turbine?
Typically, you can save between 50 and 90 percent of your monthly electric bill.
What kind of house do I need to have a wind turbine?
Most wind turbine owners live in Northeast or Midwest states. The turbines canít typically be used for urban or small-lot suburban homes. Usually, an average residential turbine is best used on a lot one-acre or larger.
Will my local utility agree to hooking me up?
Yup. Federal law requires utilities to connect to and purchase power from small wind turbines.
Do I have to retrofit my home electrical system for a wind turbine?
No, generally it will operate fine with the wiring system you have.
How much does a residential wind turbine cost?
Installed, a system can cost between $6,000 and $25,000 dollars. That means it may take between 5 years and 15 years to recoup your investment, depending on energy prices, of course!
Can I install a system myself?
Itís possible. But most retailers or manufacturers provide installation for a charge.