Residential Rooftop Wind Turbine
Residential rooftop wind turbine systems in the past have not produced enough energy to offset the costs to the home-owners. The other big problem with turbines of the past was the noise. But if you are like other Aledo, Texas families, you are concerned about your impact on the environment and want to find ways to be green. Also, the interest in these machines has increased over the last 5 years due to rolling blackouts and/or brown outs during the yearly North Texas freezes and the yearly North Texas 100 degree plus summers.
This new residential roof mounted wind turbine for the home has revolutionized the industry. The wind turbine is built by a renewable energy startup, and has been proven to generate 1500 kilowatt hours of energy per year at wind speeds of 11 miles per hour. This will be enough to cover half of your household’s energy needs, and the turbine is essentially silent. Your home’s electricity needs are simultaneously served by the utility and the turbine. As wind speeds exceed 11 mph and increase, the turbine’s output increases and therefore a proportional decrease in the power drawn from the utility. If the wind is blowing fiercely, extra electricity is sold to the utility. This is all done automatically at the breaker panel. A wind turbine can lower your utility bill 50-90% in houses that are pure electric homes.
Read more to see if you are ready to join other Aledo, Texas families as proud owners of this incredible and affordable new technology. Aledo’s Roofer is excited to bring this new technology to the marketplace.
The turbine's blades look like a nautilus shell, and they point into the wind to capture the most amount of energy. The wind turbine yaws itself automatically into the optimal wind direction like a weather vane, so no expensive software is needed. Because of this feature, there is minimal resistance and therefore no noise. This windmill is a roof mounted installation.
The turbine is mechanical, and the brake and generator are mechanical. Therefore, the parts can be replaced so the turbine can remain in use. There are only 2 moving parts on the wind turbine. The bearings will need to be replaced after 10-20 years depending on wind speed, temperature, humidity, air composition, etc. The wind turbine’s lifespan is 30 plus years when used as recommended.
The wind turbine harnesses wind power to generate direct current, and most electric utility systems use AC power. The direct current must be converted to alternating current by an inverter. A good quality inverter is very important to keep as much power produced by the wind turbine usable. If you want to go completely off the grid, lead crystal batteries with the correct, superior charger are recommended for use. The size of the battery depends on your consumption of electricity. It is sensible, however, to oversize as opposed to undersize your battery. The wind turbines do not require re-wiring of the house, they can be retrofitted to any modern wiring system. A second utility meter may need to be added to confirm how much electricity you are selling the utility company.
If you are a budding ornithologist, you do not have to worry about your winged-friends. The design of the wind turbine makes it look like a massive object with a big eye. This eye is daunting to birds. Furthermore, the rooftop turbine is placed just above the eaves of the roof, so the birds just fly over the turbine.
The payback period on the rooftop windmill is average of 10-20 years depending on the average wind speed. Wind Turbines are an excellent, clever way to harness natural energy for electricity and save significant money in the long run.