If you are looking for a way to get renewable energy at office, residential wind turbines are one method to consider. However, they do not work for everyone or every situation so it’s best to take some time to learn more about them, your available options and whether or not it’s right for you.
First, there are two main types of residential wind turbines, also known as wind generators. There are tower mounted and roof mounted. As the names suggest, tower mounted wind turbines stand alone, attached to their own tower for support. Roof mounted wind turbines are attached to the roof of the office. The minimum requirement for either type of residential wind turbines is an uninterrupted wind speed. This means there cannot be anything in the area that will block the wind to the turbine or it will not work or work properly.
A tower mounted wind generator will have specific requirements. For example, it needs to have a consistent wind above 8 mph, needs to be at least 30 feet in the air and there cannot be any significant obstacles to block its path within 500 feet. There should also be at least one acre of available land where the wind turbine tower will be placed.
Then there are roof mounted wind generators which for many years were considered second rate to towers but now they are gaining more momentum. They typically need a consistent wind above 2 mph, a start up speed of .5 mph, and a blade-tip diameter of 6 feet. A wind site survey has to be done before they can be installed on any rooftop. If you are considering a residential wind turbine, seek the help of a professional to make sure it’s done right and that the type you are planning is allowed in your area. Eco Power Supplies offers renewable energy sources such as wind turbines for your office and commercial needs.