Wind Turbines, Turbine Accessories and Wind Power Systems
Dealers: Featured Wind Turbines
To find out if wind power is right for your location, call a local weather station or airport to find out what your average wind speed is. If you have at least a 12 mph wind speed then give us a call to size a turbine that is right for your application!Product Comparison
- AIR 30 and AIR X Marine are identical performance-wise, but AIR X is marinized for salt-water environments.
- AIR 30 and AIR X are both designed for higher wind speeds.
- AIR 40 and AIR Breeze operate significantly quieter than AIR 30 and AIR X Marine.
- AIR 40 and AIR Breeze are identical performance-wise, but AIR Breeze is marinized for salt-water environments.
- AIR 40 and AIR Breeze are designed for low to moderate wind speeds.
By Ellen Coleman—As an American of non-specific cultural identity, I look with envy at families with strong cultural tradition. I wonder who "my people” are. What family traditions will my children (now grown) want to pass on to their own children? Their exposure has been such a mixed bag of “ritual”—making tamales for Thanksgiving, potstickers for family reunions, fried eggplant for Fourth of July. What will be their choice of comfort music? What kinds of homes will they make, what spiritual paths will they take?
Then I pick up a Home Power Magazine, or a Backwoods Home, or a Mother Earth News. I read the letters to the editor and I think, These are my people! This is my tribe—the tribe of folks striving for independence of thought and lifestyle, who are creative in their choice of building materials, who try to make responsible choices about how their choices affect the environment they live in.
Eight solar panels and one measly little wind generator supplied all the power we used. We bolted the pole that supported the wind generator to a wall of our house, which, sound-wise, turned the roof of the house into one big drumhead. Oops! Live and learn. And when the wind REALLY blew—which was often—the thing broke. The manufacturer replaced the main unit several times before we gave up on wind power.
We’ve learned a lot since then, and so have the manufacturers of wind generators.
When we started selling solar we cautiously began selling wind generators as well. We’ve watched the slow progression towards stability and lower start-up wind speed. It’s rare that we hear of problems with them. We’re most excited to see the progression towards grid-tie wind turbines and look forward to putting one up in the near future.
Meanwhile, we enjoy life grid intertied here in northern California. Our daughters and their families are nearby using their independent living skills to make their own homes. One daughter has designed and sold 300 off-grid or gridtie solar electric systems since the first of the year. The other is baking bread today and figuring out what to do with the multitude of tomatillos, squash and eggplant that are spilling out of our garden. I’m so proud of my tribe!
Considering the cost of wind power and renewable energies.
Wind power is most likely one of the alternative energies that’s going to lead us out of the oil age. With the rising prices of just about everything, energy sources are at the root of this economical changing landscape and the decisions we make now will determine our personal situation as well as the earth's.
One of the ideas to keep in mind when investing in alternative energy system is the rising price of electricity. With this in mind the prices of green technologies of today become far more reasonable.
Investing in renewable energy sources such as a wind generator is a realistic choice to investing money, time and your future. Even still this is not only about investing in your economical future, earth or our children’s future. This is about an investment in the evolution of humanity.