The home wind turbine is great in a lot of ways but if you aren’t careful, you will fail at implementing them.
These are the 3 ways you can mess up a home wind turbine project…
Do not measure your home wind properly – This is a tremendous way to make a monumental error and cost yourself a lot of money. It is very necessary to understand the wind resources that you are dealing with. Everybody’s wind is a little bit different and if you don’t optimize this project for your particular wind conditions, then you stand a high likelihood of failure. It is simple enough to test the veracity of your home wind flow. All you really have to do is collect a little data at certain places around your house were you thinking may be able to install a wind turbine. The way to do that is with a small miniature imitation wind turbine device that is about the size of the palm of your hand. It is called an anemometer and you can tape it to a pole on your roof somewhere or to a longer pole in your backyard to simulate the wind turbine tower and let the device run for a couple of months and collect the data to later be analyzed. The data will lead you in the right direction as to where exactly the wind turbine should be positioned to get the most power out of it.
Do not check with your government about permitting – Many people have been stymied in their search for wind energy by not having checked beforehand with their city or neighborhood about the allowance of home wind turbine devices on their property. This is easy enough to do and the worst they can tell you is no, so it is better to go ahead and ask if you can install a wind turbine and if so, what kind you can install, before you get too deeply involved in this project.
Do not thoroughly look through your options – Many people get euphoric over the thought of installing a wind turbine of their house and they don’t do the proper checking about the types of wind turbine kits they could get and many of the other details that will determine the success the project. Therefore, taking a deep breath and slowing down long enough to get the facts right is an essential part of a project like this.
In summary, the home wind turbine can be a great thing, but like with any other home project, you have to get the details right or you could run yourself right into a ditch.