Small Wind Turbine Designs for Maximum Output Small Wind Turbine Designs for Maximum Output
Maximum output of a small wind turbine relies on the entire system not just the turbine itself. The motor, blades, design and body material contribute to successful production of energy.
Step 1 - Small Wind Turbines are Manufactured for Different Settings
- Residential homes
- Off grid homes
- Large rural homes
- Farms and Ranches
Step 2 - Choose a Small Wind Turbine According to the Type of Wind You Experience
- Average wind
- Low wind
- High wind
- Sever wind
- Seasonal fluctuations of wind
Step 3 - Mounting Small Wind Turbines
Small wind turbines can be mounted on a rooftop or on a tower. When a small wind turbine is affixed to a tower you can achieve more energy output due to the greater wind velocity at a higher altitude.
Step 4 - Maximum Output Depends on the Quality of the Small Wind Turbine
- Rotor swept area
- Reliable performance
- Power conversion efficiency
Step 5 - Two Kinds of Small Wind Turbines
The two kinds of small wind turbines are the horizontal and vertical axis. The horizontal axis is the most common type of small wind turbine. It can have two to three blades made of either wood or fiberglass. The horizontal is affordable and considered a more efficient design than the vertical axis. Vertical axis small wind turbines are more costly. They are thought of as less efficient because the swept area is cylindrical and perpendicular to the wind, whereas a horizontal axis is always facing the wind.
Step 6 - Small Wind Turbines are Available in Designs for Specific Harsh Environments
- Salty air
- Extreme wind
- Hot or cold temperatures
Step 7 - Two Choices for Excess Energy Generated
You can decide to have a small wind turbine that is grid connected. By being on the grid you buy electricity when you need it or you can sell the abundant electricity that your turbine generates. This choice is now more popular among small wind turbine owners.
Your other option is to store your excess energy in batteries. When using batteries you must have a place for them and monitor that they are charging correctly.
Step 8 - What can the Power do for Your Home?
The energy generated by your small wind turbine can power the same things in your home that work with the electricity you buy.