Wind Dancer – Silent Wind Turbine that can Generate up to 23KW of Green Power
By June 21st, 2009Sunday, June 21, 2009 8:38 on
If you’re not in need of a fancy wind turbine, or if you’re looking to save a few bucks, they also offer the Wind Terra, a 1.2-Kw wind turbine that mounts directly onto your roof, saving you the price of a tower. The turbine only needs 4-5 mph wind speeds and is guaranteed steadier wind speeds since the tower is mounted higher than the Wind Dancer. The blades also spin horizontally, which helps it to take maximize energy produced from lower wind speeds.
A third option, for the green energy enthusiast is the Skystream 3.7, which is a 1.8-Kw wind turbine that is pole mounted but has the inverter mounted directly on the turbine itself, thus reducing efficiency losses as the power travels through the wires. The Skystream connects directly to the grid, making this system an on-grid system, unless you add a battery bank (additional cost) to give it the off-grid option in the event of a power outage. But, at 1.8 Kw, this system will only give you a small break in your utility bill, so you will more than likely need several turbines in order to completely eliminate your electricity bills.
The Wind Dancer is sold by parent company Wind Simplicity and can be purchased online now at Wind Simplicity. The systems do come with a large price, ranging from $27,000 – $69,000 for the turbine. This is economical if you’re in an area with decent wind and can zero out your , otherwise it will take awhile to earn your money back. The Skystream costs between $13,000 – $15,000 installed and the Wind Terra costs an estimated $11,000 installed.
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