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.
Critics of rooftop wind turbines say that they simply dont work or dont work as well as advertised. The critics are right in some instances and that is why the consumer needs to know what they are getting into and what to watch out for before investing in a rooftop wind turbine. Some of the factors that will influence the output of the rooftop wind turbine include the design itself (horizontal or vertical axis) the kilowatt rating of the generator where the rooftop wind turbine is placed the angle or pitch of the roof how much wind the region provides and any obstructions that may block the wind.
Near homes neighbors trees grow and leaf out people may put up a second story or business may build structure in close proximity to homes which all may impact rooftop wind turbines. The important thing is to think about as may variables as possible when deciding if a rooftop wind turbine makes sense and the location that fits well.
One of the first things to consider when looking at roof venues is the environment around it. It is an outside wedding and you want to make sure that your little paradise will not be disrupted by the sounds of a busy highway below or a steady stream of airplanes above. Spend some time at each potential venue at the same time of day you would have your ceremony or reception start to get a good feel for what will be going on in the area at that time. Also take into consideration how windy the spot is and if there will be adequate shade on a hot sunny day.