small wind electric system balance-of-system components
The balance-of-system parts – those in addition to the wind
turbine and the tower
– you'll need for a small wind electric system depend on your application.
For example, the parts required for a water pumping system will be much
different from what you need for a residential application.
|Storage batteries for use with a small
solar or wind electric system
The balance-of-system parts required will also depend on the type of system:
Most manufacturers can provide you with a system package that includes all
the parts you need for your particular application. For a residential grid-connected
application, the balance-of-system parts may include the following:
- A controller
- Storage batteries
- An inverter (power conditioning unit)
- Electrical disconnect switch
- Grounding system
- Foundation for the tower.