How do I choose a wind generator?

Determine the typical direction of wind at your location, and locate a spot upwind from buildings and trees to ensure maximum wind flow. Your turbine will also need to be at least 30 feet above any wind barriers sitting within 300 feet, according to the U. S. Department of Energy.

How big of a wind generator do I need?

Sizing Small Wind Turbines

A typical home uses approximately 10,932 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year (about 911 kilowatt-hours per month). Depending on the average wind speed in the area, a wind turbine rated in the range of 5–15 kilowatts would be required to make a significant contribution to this demand.

How do I choose a good wind turbine?

Choosing a Turbine. The turbine you decide to purchase must fit your needs for size, wind resource, availability, reliability, warranty, spare parts availability, and proximity of operation and maintenance teams.

How much does a 100 kW wind turbine cost?

How much do wind turbines cost? Home or farm-scale turbines are generally under 100 kilowatts and cost about $3000–$8000 per kilowatt of capacity.

How much does a 5kW wind turbine cost?

A 5 kW rated wind-turbine can cost anywhere between $15,000 (total cost with shipping, installation, inverter, mast, building permits, and electrical work) and $25,000.

How much does a 1kW wind turbine cost?

Impact on Property Price

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System size Indicative system cost Approx. yearly system output*
1kW (roof-mounted) $2,130 1,750kWh
1.5kW (pole-mounted) $9,000 2,600kWh
2.5kW (pole-mounted) $17,000 4,400kWh
5kW (pole-mounted) $32,000 8,900kWh

How much does a 10kw wind turbine cost?

A 10 kW wind turbine costs approximately $48,000 – 65,000 to install. The equipment cost is about $40,000 (see 10 kW GridTek System ) and the rest is shipping and installation. Towers without guy wires are more expensive than guyed towers.

How big is a 5kw wind turbine?

Aeolos Wind Turbine 5kW Specification

Rated Power 5 kW
Maximum Output Power 6 kW
Output Voltage 216V
Blade Quantity 3 Glass Fiber Blades
Rotor Blade Diameter 6.4 m (21 ft)