Energy costs are increasing, in some cases dramatically. Many of our Customers seek to include as many “green” components as possible in their new home design, including energy generation systems.
Solar power cells and electricity generating systems have come a long way in the past ten years. Frequently we incorporate these systems into our designs for custom homes. Solar systems have become stable, reliable, and truly cost effective.
So what about wind power? There’s been plenty of wind turbine development and installation happening. Hundreds of acres of industrial wind farms have been created. How about residential wind turbines? Can I put a wind turbine on my new home?
It’s not as simple as the wind-powered whirligig you may have watched in your Grandparents’ yard. Wind turbines need wind. Not just any wind, but the nicely flowing, smooth, laminar kind. That kind of wind cannot be found at 30 feet height. It can usually not be found at 60 feet. Sometimes you find it at 80 feet. More often than not it takes 100 feet of tower to get there…
Here’s some great information on the pros and cons of residential wind turbines: