Here at Solar Dad & Sons, our mission is to help home and business owners access clean, renewable energy. Solar may be our primary focus, but we also provide traditional wind energy systems throughout Long Island.
How Does Wind Energy Work?
Humans have been harnessing the energy of the wind for thousands of years, utilizing windmills and propellers for food production and travel. Today’s wind turbines are a more sophisticated version of this ancient technology.
Modern-day wind turbines have propeller-like blades—usually two or three—that are connected to a rotor and shaft. The shaft contains a generator, which spins to create electricity that can be stored or transferred to an electric grid.
Wind for Residential & Small Businesses
While wind energy may bring to mind images of expansive wind farms and enormous turbines, homes and small businesses can also leverage wind energy.
Here at Solar Dad & Sons, we can install and service wind turbines that will generate clean, renewable energy for many homes and small businesses. The only real requirements are space and wind.
Is My Property Right for Wind?
Most wind turbines will require a 300-foot radius, along with a 30-foot clearance above any buildings or obstacles. Properties that are an acre or more can usually provide this kind of space.
Additionally, a consistent wind speed of 10 miles per hour is necessary for your wind energy system to provide a reasonable amount of power.
Commercial and industrial parks often make excellent candidates for one or more wind turbines: with wider spaces and high energy usage, many times the installation of wind energy systems can provide significant savings on utility bills.
Save Money—And The Environment—With Wind Energy
Just like residential solar systems, the energy produced by residential wind turbines can be tied to your property’s electric grid to reduce the monthly payments you might make to your local utility company.
Additionally, wind energy is a clean and renewable resource. Tax rebates and incentives may be available when you invest in wind energy for your home or business; our local team can help you navigate the process of applying and supplying documentation for these rebates.
Ready to learn more? Contact us for a free consultation, and how to learn if wind energy is right for your property. Whether you’re starting from scratch or wish to add wind energy to an existing solar system, we’re here to help.