Wind power for remote homes

Wind power for remote homes

The wind knows no bounds, but does carry unique characteristics depending on its geographic location. In our series "Where You Are," we will discuss wind patterns and the effectiveness of personal wind turbines in regions across the globe.

More than 50,000 Southwest Windpower wind turbines are used on remote homes and cabins around the world. Whether your remote home is for a weekend get-away or you live there full time, Southwest Windpower has a wind turbine to match your energy needs. Best of all, our products are designed to make it simple for the user to site and install.

A hybrid system that uses both solar photovoltaic panels and a wind turbine will make the perfect compliment that provides minimal interruptions in power. In much of the U.S., wind speeds are low in the summer when the sun shines brightest and high in the winter when less sunlight is available. Due to the alternating nature of peak operating times hybrid systems are ideal for producing consistent power.

For off-grid situations you need to first figure out how much electricity you use each month, and how much of that you would like to offset with wind energy. Next, consider what the average wind speed is for your area.

Depending on your energy consumption and wind speed, you can contact a local dealer to help you determine what turbine model is best for your situation.

Find out if there are personal wind turbines already built in your area or if wind is right for you.

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