Rooftop Design / September 8, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
As Ive stated in other sections of this website celebrities like Jay Leno and Ed Begley Jr. have decided to place rooftop wind turbines on their homes and garages. In both cases vertical axis magnetic wind turbines were chosen to fill the bill. Some homeowners state that vertical axis wind turbines in general are a little quieter than their horizontal axis counterparts. Rooftop wind turbines generally come with a kilowatt (kW) rating such as 5 kW 10 kW or 20 kW that reflects how much electricity one can expect it to generate for ones home or business. It is important to either have a large enough rooftop wind generator or several that add up to enough in order to provide the needed power.
Some rooftop wind turbines will work more favorably when on the edge of a rooftop such as one that is long and flat (sort of like being on the edge of a cliff with an updraft). Others however on roofs with more angle or pitch will work more favorably in a higher location. Finding the right spot on the rooftop can add 5 to 40-percent more efficiency in electricity generation. One of the most obvious points is for home and business owners in rather windless areas to not buy rooftop wind turbines but rather opt for other alternative energy resources. Wind maps may help some determine if there is enough regional wind to justify the purchase of building of a rooftop wind turbine. Buying an inexpensive anemometer and tracking results is also helpful before making a decision.
That said many people are now rolling back their electrical meters using rooftop wind turbines. Manufacturers of these turbines are busier than ever before. With a little forethought and planning a rooftop wind turbine may make sense (and dollars) for homes and businesses across the nation. So what are you waiting for? The time is now just like the name of this website indicates.