WIND- Small Wind Systems


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON SMALL WIND SYSTEMS

Source:  energy.gov

2 of 7 questions-  energy.gov

– Is wind power practical for me?

– What about legal, environmental, and economic issues?

 

OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON SMALL WIND SYSTEMS

Source:  awea.org

3 of 11 questions-  awea.org

-How much land and wind are required? Will my town let me install a turbine?

– How much do they cost?

– What size turbine is needed to power an entire home?

 

GARTH WARD – BIG VS. SMALL WIND

energy-101.org

Owner & Operator of Michigan Wind Power LLC

WARD     …Small wind is generally under 150 feet. The size generator is under 100 kilowatts, and a lot of times it’s not hooked to the grid. Big wind is meant to generate big power for the grid….

…Small wind is generally meant to offset the power that the property or the business uses. It’s not meant to really make power and generate back to the grid…Read the transcript or listen to the interview with Garth Ward.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE BASIC PARTS OF A SMALL WIND ELECTRIC SYSTEM?

WIND- SMALL TURBINE   en.openei.org

 

 

TONY ANDERSON – HOME WIND

energy-101.org

General Manager, Cherryland Electric Cooperative

ANDERSON    …We have a net metering policy here. If you want to put a home windmill onto your home, we will make that easy for you to do. And that’s a personal choice…. Read the transcript or listen to the interview with Tony Anderson.

 

SMALL WIND GUIDEBOOK

Source:  en.openei.org

Click on a state below to see a wind resource map, financial incentives, and state contacts.

WIND- SMALL WIND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS      en.openei.org