02 Sep '11, 2am

Vertical Wind Turbines for the Home #green

Vertical Wind Turbines for the Home #green

The turbine does not need to be facing the wind in order to be generating energy. There is no yaw (part that helps angle the propellors of a typical wind turbine into the wind) necessary as the unit doesn’t have to move into the wind to spin. Any equipment that goes along with operating a turbine can be placed on the ground, where it is easier to get at and maintain in the event of a malfunction. No climbing up a steep metal ladder to the top of a horizontal turbine. They can be installed on suburban roofs with less permitting problems and without offending the neighbors Vertical wind turbines are more affordable than a typical HAWT wind turbine for home energy creation These vertical units do not have to shut down in high winds Residential customers are currently eligible for a 30% federal tax credit for purchase and installation of a small wind power generator, in additi...

Full article: http://www.thegoodhuman.com/2011/09/01/vertical-wind-turb...

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