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Wind Power

What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need?

The size of the wind turbine you need depends on your application. Small turbines range in size from 20 watts to 100 kilowatts. The smaller or “micro” (20–500-watt) turbines are… Read more

Jul 16, 2011 | By Edvard

What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need?
Wind Power

Large and Small Wind Turbines are Different

Wind turbines are generally divided into two broad categories based on their rated capacity and their intended applications. Small wind turbines are typically less than 50 kW in size, but… Read more

Jun 29, 2011 | By Edvard

Large and Small Wind Turbines are Different
Wind Power

What about the world’s wind resources?

When evaluating different methods of power generation some of the main questions inevitably concern the fuel proposed. Is there enough of it? Is it in the right places? It is… Read more

Jun 18, 2011 | By Edvard

Causeymire Wind Farm
Wind Power

Can I Go Off-Grid With Hybrid Systems?

Hybrid wind energy systems can provide reliable off-grid power for homes, farms or even entire communities (a co-housing project, for example) that are far from the nearest utility lines. According… Read more

May 03, 2011 | By Edvard

Can I Go Off-Grid With Hybrid Systems
Cables

Offshore wind farms – transmission cables

The European wind power industry is increasingly turning to the offshore wind resource, and the United States will draw on the Europeans’ experience as we begin to plan offshore wind… Read more

Mar 23, 2011 | By Edvard

Offshore wind farms - transmission
Wind Power

Offshore Wind

As on land, offshore wind developers have to ensure that their turbines and transmission infrastructure do not interfere with marine life and ecosystems. National regulations ensure that project developers assess… Read more

Mar 14, 2011 | By Edvard

Offshore Wind
Wind Power

What happens when the wind doesn’t blow?

One of the questions most often asked about wind power is ‘what happens when the wind doesn’t blow’. In the big picture wind is a vast untapped resource capable of… Read more

Mar 07, 2011 | By Edvard

What happens when the wind doesn’t blow?
Wind Power

Can I Connect Wind Turbine to the Utility Grid?

Small wind energy systems can be connected to the electricity distribution system and are called gridconnected systems. A grid-connected wind turbine can reduce your consumption of utility-supplied electricity for lighting,… Read more

Jan 20, 2011 | By Edvard

Can I Connect Wind Turbine to the Utility Grid?
Wind Power

Is There Enough Wind on My Site?

Does the wind blow hard and consistently enough at my site to make a small wind turbine system economically worthwhile? That is a key question and not always easily answered…. Read more

Jan 19, 2011 | By Edvard

Is There Enough Wind on My Site?
Wind Power

What Do Wind Systems Cost?

A small turbine can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $35,000 installed, depending on size, application, and service agreements with the manufacturer. (The American Wind Energy Association [AWEA] says a typical… Read more

Jan 18, 2011 | By Edvard

What Do Wind Systems Cost?


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