Home > Wind Power > Residential Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Residential Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

June 15th, 2011

Residential Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Residential Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Residential Wind Turbines

Many people think of massive towers with blades the size of 747 wings when you mention residential wind turbines, but the key word here is “residential”. You see, as technology has advanced, you can now install wind turbines in your home that will help generate free electrical energy.

The idea of residential wind turbines is not new. People have been using them for centuries to power pumps that would draw water up from wells, to be stored in tanks. The water in the tank would then have gravity to help offer instant water at a faucet in kitchens and bathroom.

Nowadays, however, residential wind turbines are more likely to be used to generate electricity, which can be stored in batteries and then converted into the correct voltage for your home appliances.

Many people even make their own residential wind turbine, so they don’t even have the cost of buying a professionally built unit, however, unless you are a skilled mechanic and/or electrician, building one is probably not the best idea for you.

The principle behind all wind turbines is the same; a generator (like the one in your car) is attached to a rotor consisting of aerodynamic wing-like blades. This is then attached to a tall structure and placed is such a position as to catch as much moving air as possible.

A weather-vane ensures that the blades always points in the direction of the wind, so that, regardless of wind-direction changes, your residential wind turbine is always going to work as efficiently as possible.

The positioning of the tower is important. If you live on the top of a hill, it needn’t be very tall because you are naturally in a good location to collect any wind, but if you live in a town and you are surrounded by houses, you will probably need to install your wind turbine on your roof. This will not always be allowed, especially if you live in an area that has zoning laws or if you are part of a Housing Association.

Residential wind turbines have come a long way in design over the past couple of decades for two reasons; firstly, the generators have become a lot smaller and more efficient. Secondly, and more importantly, the materials and design of the blades have become significantly better.

Some residential wind turbine blades don’t even look like airplane blades, instead looking more like upright bows, called a vertical axis wind turbine, and this design has proven to be among the most efficient and compact currently available. Many designs are being tested, and I have no doubt that soon the most efficient and effective design will become standard for all future turbines.

Here are some of the things to consider when choosing (or designing) a residential wind turbine:

1. How much power will it need to generate

2. What is the location (generally windy area?)

3. What local by-laws should be considered

4. What tax credits or grants are available

Before starting any project like this, it’s much better to do all of your research before you spend any money, that way, when you do decide to go ahead and invest in a residential wind turbine to help power your home, you’ll be able to install the most ideal turbine possible.

About the Author

For more information about green-living and for details on how to get 9 FREE eco-guides,

go to:

 

http://green-eco-club.ht-m.org

 

 

Residential Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

UGE-4K Urban Green Energy’s 4kW VAWT

eBay Logo  

Guy Wire Ring for 1 1/2


Guy Wire Ring for 1 1/2 ” wind turbine generator tower pipe fits 3 or 4 guy wire


$7.98


ULTRALIGHT PRO+ 12.0 ALUMINUM WIND TURBINE GENERATOR BLADES (QTY. 4)


ULTRALIGHT PRO+ 12.0 ALUMINUM WIND TURBINE GENERATOR BLADES (QTY. 4)


$16.00


90 amp 1000 volt pma rectifier for wind turbine permanent magnet alternator diy


90 amp 1000 volt pma rectifier for wind turbine permanent magnet alternator diy


$15.98


ULTRALIGHT PRO+ 15.0 ALUMINUM WIND TURBINE GENERATOR BLADES (QTY. 4)  +  HUB****


ULTRALIGHT PRO+ 15.0 ALUMINUM WIND TURBINE GENERATOR BLADES (QTY. 4) + HUB****


$26.00


Turbine Hub, Cone and Blades   8 foot blades


Turbine Hub, Cone and Blades 8 foot blades


$1,800.00


Freedom II PMG 24/48 volt permanent magnet generator wind turbine generator pma


Freedom II PMG 24/48 volt permanent magnet generator wind turbine generator pma


$479.98


 24 volt 600 watt dc Low Voltage Submersible Water Heating element  HD2


24 volt 600 watt dc Low Voltage Submersible Water Heating element HD2


$19.98


Missouri Freedom II 12/24 volt 2000 watt 9 blade wind turbine USED 4 battery chg


Missouri Freedom II 12/24 volt 2000 watt 9 blade wind turbine USED 4 battery chg


$699.00


Wind charge controller 300W 12V wind regulator


Wind charge controller 300W 12V wind regulator


$13.99


12 volt 600 watt dc Low Voltage Submersible Water Heating element  4 wind  HD1


12 volt 600 watt dc Low Voltage Submersible Water Heating element 4 wind HD1


$19.98


1 Watt 12 V windgenerator engine wheel generator turbine small wind turbine


1 Watt 12 V windgenerator engine wheel generator turbine small wind turbine


$54.95


24 Volt 600 Watt DC Low Voltage Submersible Water Heating Element Wind and Solar


24 Volt 600 Watt DC Low Voltage Submersible Water Heating Element Wind and Solar


$24.99


Steel Wind Turbine Hub 2,3 or 6 Air-X Blades For PMA/PM Generators/Alternators


Steel Wind Turbine Hub 2,3 or 6 Air-X Blades For PMA/PM Generators/Alternators


$12.99


Steel Wind Turbine Hub 2,3 or 6 Air-X Blades For PMA/PM Generators/Alternators


Steel Wind Turbine Hub 2,3 or 6 Air-X Blades For PMA/PM Generators/Alternators


$12.99


Steel Wind Turbine Hub 2,3 or 6 Air-X Blades For PMA/PM Generators/Alternators


Steel Wind Turbine Hub 2,3 or 6 Air-X Blades For PMA/PM Generators/Alternators


$12.99


Micro motor AC Wind power generator for DIY science experimental demonstration


Micro motor AC Wind power generator for DIY science experimental demonstration


$7.99


DC 20 amp analog meter for wind turbine Range:DC0-20A, MODEL:85C1


DC 20 amp analog meter for wind turbine Range:DC0-20A, MODEL:85C1


$11.95


DC motor 1.5V-24V Miniature Wind power generator Hand Friction Generator for DIY


DC motor 1.5V-24V Miniature Wind power generator Hand Friction Generator for DIY


$5.99


6kw vertical wind generator new 380v grid tie!


6kw vertical wind generator new 380v grid tie!


$8,700.00


15pcs 6A10  6 Amp Axial Rectifier blocking Diode wind generator solar panels


15pcs 6A10 6 Amp Axial Rectifier blocking Diode wind generator solar panels


$7.50


WIND TURBINE GENERATOR BLADES 3 WIND TORQUE 70


WIND TURBINE GENERATOR BLADES 3 WIND TORQUE 70″ HIGH TORQUE, HIGH REVS, LOW $$$


$79.95


24 Volt 2.75 Ω 300 WATT WIND  GENERATOR & SOLAR RESISTOR DIVERSION DUMP LOAD


24 Volt 2.75 Ω 300 WATT WIND GENERATOR & SOLAR RESISTOR DIVERSION DUMP LOAD


$11.69


9 Ω 300 WATT 48 VOLT WIND  GENERATOR & SOLAR RESISTOR DIVERSION DUMP LOAD


9 Ω 300 WATT 48 VOLT WIND GENERATOR & SOLAR RESISTOR DIVERSION DUMP LOAD


$11.69


Kestrel 800 Watt Wind Turbine


Kestrel 800 Watt Wind Turbine


$599.00


 WIND GENERATOR  WIND TURBINE SLIP RING 30+ AMPS


WIND GENERATOR WIND TURBINE SLIP RING 30+ AMPS


$33.00


440 Amp 10,000 watt 12 volt DP DT relay 4 wind turbine solar charge controllers


440 Amp 10,000 watt 12 volt DP DT relay 4 wind turbine solar charge controllers


$45.00


1 unit of Wind charge controller 300W 12V wind regulator


1 unit of Wind charge controller 300W 12V wind regulator


$13.99


 wind turbine blade 7 Raptor Generation 4 wind turbine blades and hub USA


wind turbine blade 7 Raptor Generation 4 wind turbine blades and hub USA


$99.98


ALEKO WIND GENERATOR 400W 12V WIND FREE CONTROLLER


ALEKO WIND GENERATOR 400W 12V WIND FREE CONTROLLER


$395.00


 wind turbine blades 7 Raptor Series Blades™ with Hub for Wind Turbine USA


wind turbine blades 7 Raptor Series Blades™ with Hub for Wind Turbine USA


$94.98


wind turbine generator solar pv 600 volt 75 amp blocking diode Cheapest on eBay


wind turbine generator solar pv 600 volt 75 amp blocking diode Cheapest on eBay


$7.98


5 - 4 gauge  X 5/16


5 – 4 gauge X 5/16″ inch tinned copper lug battery cable connector terminal


$6.99


ULTRALIGHT PRO+ 12.0 ALUMINUM WIND TURBINE GENERATOR BLADES (QTY. 6)  +  HUB****


ULTRALIGHT PRO+ 12.0 ALUMINUM WIND TURBINE GENERATOR BLADES (QTY. 6) + HUB****


$25.00


5 - 2 gauge  X 5/16


5 – 2 gauge X 5/16″ inch tinned copper lug battery cable connector terminal HD


$7.49


Aims 2500 watt 12 volt dc to ac modified inverter with hard start model PWRB2500


Aims 2500 watt 12 volt dc to ac modified inverter with hard start model PWRB2500


$199.89


ALEKO R3.5 MEDIUM DUTY ROOF POLE FOR WIND GENERATOR TOP ROOF MOUNT TOWER


ALEKO R3.5 MEDIUM DUTY ROOF POLE FOR WIND GENERATOR TOP ROOF MOUNT TOWER


$359.00


Aims 1250 watt 12 volt dc to ac modified inverter PWRB1250W Off Grid RV Car PV


Aims 1250 watt 12 volt dc to ac modified inverter PWRB1250W Off Grid RV Car PV


$99.89


24 VOLT 600 Watt UL™® LISTED Low Voltage Submersible Water Heater Incoloy PO


24 VOLT 600 Watt UL™® LISTED Low Voltage Submersible Water Heater Incoloy PO


$45.99


Permanent Magnet Motor/Generator From ProForm Treadmill Used TESTED Works


Permanent Magnet Motor/Generator From ProForm Treadmill Used TESTED Works


$50.00


24 volt 2000 Watt Low Frequency Inverter Charger #: picoglf20w24v120v  Off Grid


24 volt 2000 Watt Low Frequency Inverter Charger #: picoglf20w24v120v Off Grid


$619.89


50 - 4 gauge  X 5/16


50 – 4 gauge X 5/16″ inch tinned copper lug battery cable connector terminal


$21.49


Heat Shrink tubing for welding cable and copper tinned lugs  3/4,3/8, and 1/2in


Heat Shrink tubing for welding cable and copper tinned lugs 3/4,3/8, and 1/2in


$5.45


Heat Shrink tubing for welding cable and copper tinned lugs  3/4,3/8, and 1/2in


Heat Shrink tubing for welding cable and copper tinned lugs 3/4,3/8, and 1/2in


$5.95


ULTRALIGHT PRO+ 12.0 ALUMINUM WIND TURBINE  BLADES (QTY. 4)  +  *HUB


ULTRALIGHT PRO+ 12.0 ALUMINUM WIND TURBINE BLADES (QTY. 4) + *HUB


$22.00


5 - 1 gauge  X 5/16


5 – 1 gauge X 5/16″ inch tinned copper lug battery cable connector terminal HD


$7.99


Aleko R4 Roof Pole for Wind Generator Top-Roof Mount Tower for Wind Turbine 4 Ft


Aleko R4 Roof Pole for Wind Generator Top-Roof Mount Tower for Wind Turbine 4 Ft


$359.00


PC PMA 24 VOLT DC  2-WIRE  Wind Turbine Permanent Magnet Alternator Generator


PC PMA 24 VOLT DC 2-WIRE Wind Turbine Permanent Magnet Alternator Generator


$140.00


PC PMA 48 VOLT DC  2-WIRE  Wind Turbine Permanent Magnet Alternator Generator


PC PMA 48 VOLT DC 2-WIRE Wind Turbine Permanent Magnet Alternator Generator


$140.00


Flexcharge Solar Wind Hydro Turbine Charge Controller NC25A-48 hybrid 48 volt US


Flexcharge Solar Wind Hydro Turbine Charge Controller NC25A-48 hybrid 48 volt US


$125.00


800W LOW WIND GHOST TURBINE 12 VOLT AC / 3-phase 10 CLEAR PolyCarbonate PROPS


800W LOW WIND GHOST TURBINE 12 VOLT AC / 3-phase 10 CLEAR PolyCarbonate PROPS


$280.00

Amazon


Wind Turbine Systems (The Art and Science of Wind Power)


Wind Turbine Systems (The Art and Science of Wind Power)


$54.28


Part of The Art and Science of Wind Power series The wind energy industry is at the forefront of a global shift toward alternative energy, and job opportunities are booming in this rapidly-growing field. Wind Turbine Systems is an important overview of the mechanical systems that make up wind-turbine subsystems. Both beginning students and experts will find this in-depth text a key resource. Wind …

Wind Turbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics


Wind Turbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics


$147.40


Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based on the author’s experience gained over decades designing wind energy converters with a major industri…

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System


Build Your Own Small Wind Power System


$13.98


A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SMALL WIND POWER SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to harness the wind and generate clean, safe, and reliable energy for on-site use. Build Your Own Small Wind Power System shows you how to install a grid-connected or off-grid residentia…

GudCraft 10W 15W Max Vertical Wind Turbine Wind Generator


GudCraft 10W 15W Max Vertical Wind Turbine Wind Generator


$159.00


Features:

Every turbine is finely balanced.
Smooth rotation is ensured
Quiet in operation
Unique and purpose designed generator
The turbine spinning when other wind generators stall
Overall delivers more Ampere hours of power per day especially in low to average wind speed.

This is a smallest version of vertical wind generator, can be around the home, farm, boat, business, or anywhere else where…


5kW ON-GRID Vertical Axis Wind Turbine - Complete


5kW ON-GRID Vertical Axis Wind Turbine – Complete


$33,779.00


Reliable, affordable, independent, clean electricity with zero greenhouse gas emissions!
Diagrams Brochure Cost Analysis Resellers
Wind energy can be converted to electricity easily and cleanly. With today’s rising gas and oil prices driving electricity costs higher and higher, it makes sense to harvest the wind but cost effective alternatives sized to generate enough power were to…

Missouri FreedomTM 5 Blade Wind Turbine Generator (24 Volts)


Missouri FreedomTM 5 Blade Wind Turbine Generator (24 Volts)


$500.00


It has a 14 magnet rotor inside and our skewed stator core for easy turning – up to 1600 watts max output! NO COGGING – Cut in speed of 6 MPH

This unit comes with:
Freedom PMGTM (PERMANENT MAGNET GENERATOR) WITH 14 MAGNET ROTOR.
Freedom PMGTM has no brushes, very dependable!
125,000 hours + of rated bearing life.
One heavy duty bridge rectifier for converting 3 phase to DC output.
Mounting …

Be Sociable, Share!
Comments are closed.
Please note: The website owner may earn a commission if you purchase any product via the links on this Site.
Copyright © WindPowerChoice.com.