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Wind Turbine FAQs

How does a wind turbine work?

A wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft that is connected to a generator, producing electricity.

What is required to get a turbine running at my home?

To get a turbine installed at your home or business, you must: (1) obtain a permit from your local city, and (2) execute an interconnection agreement with your local utility company.

Windspire Wind Turbine FAQs

How is a Windspire different from other wind turbines?

The Windspire is the first residential vertical axis wind turbine that has incorporated WI-FI technology within the device itself, so you can actually see in real time, right from your home computer, laptop or cell phone how much energy the Windspire is actually generating at any given time.

What is the average cost to install a Windspire? How much energy will it produce? What is the payback on my investment?

The Windspire can be installed for between $8,000 and $10,000 and generates about 20% of an average homes annual energy usage. Depending on the installed price, cost of electricity, average wind speed, and rebates available, the Windspire can pay for itself in about 3-5 years. Multiple units can be used at one location to supplement commercial and industrial use.

Does this system come with a warranty?

The Windspire comes with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty and both devices are designed to last for 20+ years.

SWIFT Wind Turbine FAQs

How is a Swift different from other wind turbines?

The Swift is a rooftop mount wind turbine that is quiet. Traditional wind turbines generate some noise as the wind travels the length of the blade. The outer ring on the Swift acts as a diffuser, dispersing wind to the ring as it travels down the blades, therefore eliminating noise and keeping the turbine quiet.

What is the average cost to install a Swift Wind Turbine? How much energy will it produce? What is the payback on my investment?

The Swift has an estimated installed cost of between $10,000 and $12,000 and will generate approximately 2000 kWh of electricity per year, or about 20-30% of an average homes annual energy usage. Depending on the installed price, cost of electricity, average wind speed, and rebates available the Swift Wind Turbine can pay for itself in as little as 5 years. Multiple units can be used at one location to supplement commercial and industrial use.

Does this system come with a warranty?

The Swift comes with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty and is designed to last for 20+ years.

WePower Wind Turbine FAQs

Does this system come with a warranty?

Yes. This system comes with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty and is designed to last over 20 years.

Which WePower turbine is right for me?

The factors in selecting the right unit for your home or business are typically: size, budget, and the overall physical limitations/dynamics of the property. A 3.4 kW system is the most widely installed and permitted unit for residential installations. A 5.5kW and 12kW system is appropriate for commercial, industrial or agricultural applications. Rebates are another key component in choosing a system, as often a larger unit will cost only marginally more since most rebates/incentives are based on energy production (i.e. larger systems yield larger rebates).

Can I mount this system to my roof?

Roof mounting a wind turbine is difficult due to the size and weight relative to the structural integrity of the building. Structural engineering and analysis is required, and costs associated with reinforcing an existing roof could be significant.