Micro Wind Turbine
$599 for 400 Watts or $699 for 600 Watts + FREE Shipping!
Micro Wind Turbine Provides Real Wind Power!
- Micro Wind Turbine
- MPPT Charge Controller
- For batteries and a powerhub see this Complete Wind System
- 12V or 24V Adjustable
- Withstands Highly Corrosive Environments
- Overspeed Protection
- Powder Coated Aluminum Body
- 400 or 600 Watt DC
- 2.5 MPH minimum wind to produce power
- 51″ Blade Diameter
- Nylon & Glass Fiber Blades
- 27.5″ x 26.75″ x 10″
- 3 Year Guarantee
- 30% Tax Rebate and more for Wind Turbine and Installation
- 4-8 Days Delivery via UPS Ground in Continental USA for FREE!
- Worldwide Delivery 8-14 days available for $200
- Tracking Provided
Even Low Wind Produces - Produce Electricity in as low as 2.5 MPH winds!
Withstand Harsh Environments – Thrives in high winds, desert, and more.
Versatile Voltage - Choose your application with a built in 12 or 24 Volt switch.
Smart Charging - An MPPT Charge Controller is included to optimize charging.
FAQs on Micro Wind Turbine
How does wind work?
Do I have enough wind?
What size micro wind turbine do I need?
What is the environmental impact?
Wind power is clean power production, as it creates zero green house gasses. This reduces the use of coal for producing electricity, keeping toxic chemicals out of the air and water. Wind power is also renewable – the wind keeps blowing, whereas oil is depleting and causes global conflicts. Unlike coal mining or drilling, the environment is unharmed and even with turbines up can still used for farming.
How tall is the wind tower?
A tower must be chosen to mount the turbine, such as this wind tower which includes everything you need but a schedule 40 pole and earth anchors. In general the higher the tower the higher the sustained wind speed and the more power generated. Guyed towers are also a good choice as they can be hinged at the base, making it easier to lower to the ground for repairs and maintenance, or to avoid damage during extremely hazardous weather.
The micro wind turbine should be installed as far as possible from buildings or trees which may block the full potential. Install your micro wind turbine at least 20 feet (6 m) above any surrounding trees or structures, ideally in a wide open space of 250 foot (76 m) radius.
If you live in an agricultural area where crop dusting is common, or the site is close to an airport, review regulations for air traffic notification. Your Whisper will not likely need FAA lights as long as its total tower height is under 200 feet. One thing to keep in mind is that taller towers may not be allowed in some areas.
Installation is simple and straightforward with included guide! If you are not an expert, you have any question, or you are grid-tying the unit, hire a professional electrician.
Do I need planning permission?
Wind turbine installations may require some type of permission, depending on where the site is. It is a good idea to do some research and seek approval from your local offices. It is also courteous to discuss your plans with neighbors, and the community group if there is one.
If you need a permit, prepare the required paperwork and submit your permit application along with payment covering the filing fee. If a particular fee seems excessive or inappropriate for your situation, find out the basis for the fee. You may be able to avoid it or have it reduced. Contact the building permit agent in your town or county planning department to obtain any required forms to be filled out.
Typical permitting procedures may include public hearings and zoning meetings, environmental review, drawing reviews, and fees. Typical elements looked at may include: minimum parcel size, allowable tower height, setbacks from property line, sound level limits, building code and electric code compliance.
As an early adopter of wind generation in your community, you are playing an important role for the future of energy and the environment! Your leadership and efforts to navigate through your local process will help pave the way for others to follow. Prepare detailed engineered site layout map and electrical drawings to show placement of your equipment. If it is unduly difficult to set this up, consider presenting this to your governing body and requesting change. Help to pave the way for people going green – this model zoning ordinance is a good place to start!
Is this Micro Wind Turbine noisy?
The sound of the wind blowing usually makes more noise than the micro wind turbine turning. While these units will create some sound, it is not likely to be heard 100 feet from the unit.
Will a micro wind turbine affect birds?
Careful monitoring by independent experts shows that birds are highly unlikely to be damaged by the moving blades of wind turbines of this size. Plus birds are typically smart enough not to fly into things they can see, and experience shows as much with these micro wind turbines.
What about lightning?
Lightning is a powerful force of nature, so precautions should be considered when installing a wind tower. Thankfully lightning protection is a well known practice and can be applied to wind turbine systems. It is very important to ground the battery bank, and ground the tower by connecting the negative wire to a ground rod. These can be found pre-assembled, or made out of galvanized steel pipe or an iron rod, and are buried underground close to the batteries or tower.
While these measures are well known and effective, Mother Nature may still find a way. All things considered these arrestors are worth affording for the safety and protection they provide to highly engineered equipment.
Can I use wind power for heating?
Yes, however the energy required to heat a building is usually significantly more than the energy used in electricity, so a much larger turbine and/or battery system would be required. The same may go for water heating. Consider solar heating and solar hot water and employ energy efficiency measures to reduce use, waste, and costs.
Can I connect my micro wind turbine to the grid?
Yes, utility connected installations are possible with these systems. When wind energy is produced your home will use it first, and if more is needed it will seamlessly draw from the grid. No need for batteries in this type of setup. Different connection standards are in place for different utility providers, some requiring an inspection or special box from the utility, so check with them to make sure, and hire an expert electrician!