Wind generates electricity that powers millions of American homes and businesses and is one our nation’s fastest-growing sources of renewable energy. This technology has a very bright future, but currently it's application on small scale projects, such as a single family home, is limited. Your project may be an appropriate place for a wind turbine. Contact us now and one of our green energy specialists will review your project in detail with you.
Although there are currently incentives in place to offset wind energy project costs, this technology is only economically viable for a limited number of projects. THB Energy Solutions can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision based upon the characteristics of your site. Some key considerations are:
1. Property size
Small home wind turbines demand a property with a minimum of one acre. Towers with heights between 80 and 120-feet are typical.
2. Wind Speed
The wind speed on your property is critical to a successful wind turbine installation. Wind speeds can vary dramatically for location to location in very small areas, so it is impossible to judge without a specific site analysis. The average annual wind speed on your property must be a minimum of 11-13 mph for economic viability. Obstructions such as trees, buildings, hills, etc cause a great deal of wind turbulence and would most likely rule out a wind turbine energy system unless the tower can be made tall enough or can be sited on the property to avoid them.