How to choose a location to install a wind turbine

Wind turbine is the process of generating electricity from the wind or natural currents in the Earth’s atmosphere. Modern wind turbines are used to capture kinetic energy from the wind and generate electricity.

There are three main types of wind energy:
Utility-scale wind power: wind turbines range in size from 100 kilowatts to several megawatts, where electricity is fed to the grid and distributed to end users by power companies or system operators.

Distributed or”Small” wind: a single small wind turbine of less than 100 kilowatts, used to provide electricity directly to a home, farm, or small business, and not connected to the grid.

Offshore wind energy: wind turbines that normally stand on the continental shelf in large bodies of water. Offshore wind turbines are larger than onshore wind turbines and can produce more power.

The wind speed has dramatic effects on your Nature’s Generator Wind Turbine. The location shall be carefully considered to achieve the optimal performance of your Nature’s Generator Wind Turbine, prior to the mounting of your Nature’s Generator Wind Turbine. Each installation is unique and often a compromise among surrounding environment, distance between your Nature’s Generator Wind Turbine and your Nature’s Generator, zoning requirements, budget and etc.

In general terms, the higher your Nature’s Generator Wind Turbine can be mounted, the greater the air flow will be and thus the better power production will be. However, towers are expensive and can easily exceed the cost of the turbine. The minimum recommended tower height is 20ft to 30ft above nearby obstructions as shown below. The obstructions create turbulence which reduces the efficiency of the wind turbine may accelerate wear and tear of your Nature’s Generator Wind Turbine.

Safety must be the primary concern when selecting the mounting location. Install your Nature’s Generator Wind Turbine so there is no possibility of accidental contact with rotating blades even if it requires installing the wind turbine in a less than ideal location. Safety has precedence over efficiency.

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Post time: Sep-27-2022