micro wind turbine
A micro wind turbine is a very small wind turbine designed to provide electric power to a home or
other local site for a variety of applications including:
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Micro wind turbines are becoming rapidly more popular around the world.
Especially when coupled with solar modules,
they have already revolutionized living in remote homes off-the-utility
grid. The increasing popularity of micro wind turbines has also opened up
new applications previously considered off-limits to wind energy, such as
charging electric fences and powering remote telephone call boxes, once
the sole domain of solar cells.
- AC power
- DC direct supply to fluorescent lighting
- DC supply for water heating
- Battery charging (transport)
- Hybrid ground source heat pump systems
- Hybrid micro wind/ photovoltaic systems
Micro wind turbines have been around for decades for use on sailboats but
gained increasing prominence in the 1990s as their broader potential for
off-the-grid applications on land became more widely known. Over the next
decade they promise to play a major role as a distributed energy resource.
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