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There are more and morehousingto exploit solar energy but when it comes towind powerthe landscape is completely different, yet solutions ofmicro-wind for the home.The "micro-wind "allows you to generate clean electricity fordwellingwith a minimum footprint of space. 40% of all wind energy in Europe is produced in the United Kingdom where themicro-turbineshave become the norm.
The advantages of themicro-wind for the homeare obvious, first of all the bill costs are cut and moreover, by introducing the electricity surplus produced by turbine in the local network, there are further economic benefits. If yoursdwellingit does not have a two-way connection with the local electricity grid, you can always buy a storage battery so as to use the electric surplus when needed.
The cost of onemicro wind turbineit mainly depends on the dimensions, the yield and the mounting method. Before buying anywind turbine(micro or mini that it is), it will be necessary to carefully observe the parameters ofactivation: at what wind speed the turbine iwill it start producing energy? And above all, at what speed the wind blows at the installation site of the turbine? Once these two parameters have been discovered, you can proceed with the most suitable purchase.
THEpricesof purchase are, as already mentioned, closely related to the model, certainly themicro-windwhich must be installed on a pole (and does not have a special column), is the cheapest one. Generalizing it can be said that onewind microturbinewith a capacity of 1 kW with a good activation time (which starts to produce clean energy even if the winds don't blow strong), it can cost around 2,000 euros. There are also much cheaper models on the market (400 - 700 euros) but in this case, it is advisable to buy them only if you live in the mountains or in particularly windy areas. A 2.5 kW system
Savings and sustainability:
A well-positioned 6kW turbine is capable of generating about 10,000 kWh, a classic power plant would be able to produce 10,000 kWh of energy by emitting the equivalent of about 5.2 tons of carbon dioxide per year into the atmosphere.
Micro-wind for homes? Here are some examples
As for the choice ofturbine, the market offers a great variety. From the classicsmini wind turbinesBornay, to the most innovative wind turbines and less conventional shapes such as the EcoWhisper (characterized by maximum silence), the WindOrcharld (with rather competitive prices with a good quality / price ratio) and the Harmowind designed for courtyard installation.