The home wind turbine may be the best way to make a difference in your home energy costs this year with one caveat. It isn’t always and in all cases a super-quick payback and there are a number of factors that need to be considered before you leap right into this as a project.
Home wind turbine energy may not be the best thing for you for the following reasons…
You do not have the wind energy to pull it off – There are so many people that get home wind turbine products and then don’t have enough wind energy available make money with them or to save money on their power bills. You would think that because we see wind blowing outside that there would be enough “juice” available in the wind to make the amount of power that we want to make. Unfortunately, the cost of these devices are too high right now and we really can’t afford to just go in willy-nilly and install a device without knowing what kind of natural resources, in terms of latent power that we have available around our houses.
You don’t have enough open real estate – while there may be enough wind on your property, you may not have enough available flat real estate that will qualify as a good place for a wind device. In order to make this happen you have to not only look into areas that will work, but also those that you wouldn’t mind installing the home wind turbine at. But, you also have to check into local restrictions that may keep you from putting any device there. Of course, if something comes along in terms of global energy production that is much greater than the renewable energy concept all of us will be for naught. Hopefully that will be the case, but right now we don’t have anything on the immediate horizon that suggests that we can rest on our laurels and wait for something better. We have to take action as soon as possible by employing wind and solar power.
Concluding, the home wind turbine could work out ok for you, but then again, maybe not. You need to have an open mind about projects like this and be objective about whether they might work out for you in any case, based on the data you collect. This is the best way to handle any home project actually. Collect data is if you are looking at it for a friend and not looking at it for yourself. That will allow you to look at the information that you have available very objectively without bias.