small wind electric system installing and maintaining
With proper installation and maintenance, a small wind electric system should last up to 20 years or longer.
Before installing your system, you first need to do the following:
The manufacturer/dealer should be able to help you install your small wind electric system. Many people elect to install the systems themselves.
Before attempting to install your wind turbine, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered no to any of the above questions, you should probably choose to have your system installed by a system integrator or installer.
Contact the manufacturer for help, or contact your state energy office and local utility for a list of local system installers. You can also check the yellow pages for wind energy system service providers.
A credible installer may provide additional services such as permitting. Find out if the installer is a licensed electrician, and ask for references and check them.
Although small wind turbines typically are sturdy and reliable machines, they do require some annual maintenance.
If you do not have the expertise to maintain the system, your installer may provide a service and maintenance program.