Is wind for you?


In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine.
What is the installation process for wind turbines?

If you're planning to install a Southwest Windpower Skystream, your local authorized dealer will work with you to determine the best tower option and optimum siting, or location on your property.

Proper siting of your turbine is critical to the performance and longevity of your investment. It will extend the system’s lifespan while decreasing the likelihood of future maintenance. Poor siting in excessively turbulent conditions may cause fatigue to the turbine and/or tower, which can damage and shorten your generator’s working life. Read more »

Does a wind power system add value to a home?

In the video below, dealer Joel Whaley, of Tri-State Solar and Wind, discusses the value that a personal wind turbine adds to your home:

How do I know if wind energy is right for me?

In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine.

Is it windy enough where I am? What type of impact will I have on the environment? How much will I save on my electric bill? There are many questions that come up when thinking about buying a personal wind turbine at your home or business. Our Sitelook assessment tool takes you through a few easy steps to answer those questions: Read more »

How do I purchase a personal wind turbine?

In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine.

Nationwide, our personal wind turbine models are available through our dealers.

If you live in the U.S. and on a grid connected property, the first step is to complete our Sitelook assessment to find out if wind is right for you and your area. Read more »

How much does installing and maintaining a wind turbine cost?

In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine.

Installation and maintenance costs for your personal wind turbine will vary greatly depending on local zoning, permitting and utility interconnection. Learn more about incentives and rebates offered in your area to help best calculate overall cost. Read more »

What kind of wind turbine do I need?

In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine. Read more »

Wind energy subsidies: What’s in it for me?

In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine.

How would you feel if we told you that the government would help you pay to produce energy for your home? Sound like an offer that’s too good to be true? Well, it’s not! Read more »

Check local regulations before installing a wind turbine

In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine.

If you are considering a renewable energy option for your home or property, keep in mind that not everyone has jumped on the energy-efficiency bandwagon. It’s important to do your research and make sure there are not any covenant restrictions for your neighborhood, or local government permit requirements that may prohibit the construction of towers and/or turbines. Read more »

How much wind do you need?

In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine.

What’s the use of a wind turbine for your home without wind? Even if you live in a city know for its windy climate (i.e. the Windy City), it’s important to make sure that your turbine will have consistent wind to produce and supply energy. In order for your turbine to be most effective, the area you live in should have at least a 9 MPH or 4 meters per second average wind speed. You can find the general average wind speed for your area here. Read more »

Choosing a site for wind power

In our “Is Wind for You?" series we will discuss frequently asked questions and concerns when it comes to purchasing and installing a personal wind turbine. When you are looking to build a house, start a business or even host a party—finding the perfect site is one of, if not the most important decisions. It is the same with finding a location for your personal wind turbine.

How to site Skystream 3.7 backyard wind turbine

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