Rooftop Design / September 9, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
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.
There are different ways to compose photovoltaic panels to accommodate your personal preference such as rooftop solar mounts ground solar mounts building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and more. Every photovoltaic panel consists of a collection of solar cells that work together generating a high amount of energy. A single photovoltaic panel can produce only a limited amount of power that is why there are multiplephotovoltaic panels installed. The more sunlight every panel absorbs the more electricity it produces. While rumors of depleting fossil fuel continue to rise concerns for people there will never be rumours of the sun depleting.
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.