Introducing the Honeywell Wind Turbine from WindTronics springs to mindBob, I am very open mined to a better mouse trap. Can you advise a better more efficient product that also cost effective?
what's the price for the windspire (all I could find was a nebulous "up to $4800 rebate per unit" which at 30% rebate rate would make each unit about $16k, so I assume they chose a target site with the highest rebate potential to quote that figure)Ouch! they raise their price to $8500.00
I'm going Solar for sure now.I also live totally off the grid with both solar and wind. I concur with half crazy as I too know these are cute , but that is about it. I did some heavy checking into these and other brands starting to show up and can honestly tell you they will NOT provide the power advertised. Most of the models in any kind of wind do NOT give you accurate assesments of power gleaned from the wind. What they do give you is MAX power if the wind is so and so miles an hour and something else they never tell you is 2 minutes of wind , even at 50 mph won't really do much. You pretty much need sustained winds to amount to much. It is like a savings account. If you put in $100.00 every say 3 years or so, it really won't amount to much, but if you put in $10.00 every week, it adds up pretty fast.
One thing to keep in mind. If there is little or no wind, there is not going to be any power either. I have a wind gennie to supplement my solar power, and only wish I had more of a steady wind, espeically at night when it would count mostOne generator provides enough direct power for a 3B2B home. Were surely going with batteries and an inverter.I would have them elevated to avoid thieves and vandalism. They would collect air better elevated.
I live on an airport, on top of a 'mountain' (hill ) so we have a bit of constant wind that is also consistently from the same direction a good % of the time :2thumb: even with that, most of my alternative power comes from the biofuel-run generator...One thing to keep in mind. If there is little or no wind, there is not going to be any power either. I have a wind gennie to supplement my solar power, and only wish I had more of a steady wind, espeically at night when it would count most