Where to Place your Turbine

Wind Energy Recommendations and FAQ’s

Depending on the placement, many factors will affect the output of the turbine at each location. Your location can be affected by trees, terrain and obstructions such as buildings next door, even placement on one end of a building or the other can affect the output. All turbines require proper site assessment to enhance the performance of your turbine regardless of your product choice.

 

WindTronics™ is dedicated to the quality of its product, the power of small wind and educating consumers about its benefits.  Before purchasing a wind turbine, WindTronics™ recommends that all potential customers review product and standard information, understand local wind ordinances, incentives, learn about local wind patterns and conduct a proper site evaluation.

 

  • WindTronics™ wind turbines are capable of producing up to 1500 kWh/yr.  This will vary with site location, height and wind speed. Optimal performance of the turbine requires class 4 winds (DOE http://www.nrel.gov/gis/wind.html).  Further, the wind turbine should be mounted such that it is removed from turbulence created by structures around it.
  • Always seek the highest elevation and lowest obstruction field as possible (33 feet minimum, higher the better).
  • You may advise your city, town or neighbors that you are installing a new wind turbine, but at 241 lbs, 6’, 35 dB at 10 feet, it may be not necessary. We are here to help you.
  • Our wind turbine is designed for all environments from hot to cold and coastal to mountaintops.
  • Electrical connection is very similar to a backup generator connected to the building or solar power to the grid.
  • The system is designed to be installed by a licensed electrical contractor. Our Smart Swap warranty program allows contractors to replace components easily
  • The roof box QuadPod™ system is designed for pitched or flat roof tops. As roof construction and roof lines vary, pole mounted installations are recommended for residential environments for optimal cost, flexibility and performance. A standard utility pole can be easily installed in most markets for under one thousand dollars.

 

Directional Fins

The directional fins continuously guide the turbine for maximum wind exposure. The system starts turning at 0.5 mph (0.2 m/s), cuts in 3 mph (1.34 m/s), automatically shuts down in high winds (+38 mph [+17.0 m/s]) through its electromagnetic braking system and is designed to withstand winds up to 140 mph (62.6 m/s).