27 May '14, 8pm

Are Energy Free-Homes or Zero Net Energy House Practical? #solarpanels #windturbines #renewableenergy @AltEnergyMag

Are Energy Free-Homes or Zero Net Energy House Practical? #solarpanels #windturbines #renewableenergy @AltEnergyMag

Wind power systems use turbines of suitable sizes that spin a generator, converting the wind’s energy into usable electricity. A wind power system, whether grid tied or standalone, could be practical if you don’t expect to offset all of your energy usage with solar, and you reside in a location with steady winds and fairly open lands. The windiness of a place can be measured objectively with an anemometer. The wind generator would be used to supplement a home’s solar array, as opposed to being the sole source of renewable energy.

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