The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has approved for State incentives, the Kestrel e400nb. South Africa’s only small wind turbine manufacturer, Kestrel, has the only turbine verified by design to be a class one small-wind turbine and to pass the testing.
Approved by the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC), US homeowners and businesses benefit from Feed-In Tariff schemes to incentivise renewable energy installations.
The leading small wind turbine from Kestrel can produce 3,930kWh annually, and is ideal for the US due to its size and affordability. Teamed with its durability it can withstand high wind speeds (156mph) and has proved itself already in the US with a number of successful installations.
With wind prevalent in most States and an average speed of 4.1 meters per second, wind energy is a great way to become eco-friendly, self-sufficient, less reliant on fossil fuels and reduce electricity bills. And, depending on the scheme, solution owners can even earn money when they send energy back into the grid.
“Solid returns from renewable energy, new technology and improved government incentives, makes it easier to become less reliant on fossil fuels.” Commented Kestrel Director, Leon Gouws. “The US Government’s commitment to renewable energy and the certification process means people can support this vision, with knowledge that their turbine is robust enough to withstand the toughest of winds, and is reliable to ensure consistent energy production.”
A quick science lesson: Electricity produced by the turbine is processed by an electronic inverter and fed into the grid. The property is then preferentially supplied by wind power, and any shortfall during peak demand is supplied by the grid. The result is that your energy bill is reduced by the amount of wind energy that is harvested.
Your chosen installer will be able to recommend your potential energy production, earnings and return on investment using your property’s co-ordinates.
Author: Kimberley Nanson
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