What you need to know about wind turbines and renewable energy

There are many fantastic reasons for investing in wind turbines and renewable energy. In this blog,we’ll talk about installation,maintenance,what you need to consider before investing in wind turbines.

What do wind turbines do?

Before we go any further,let’s talk about how wind turbines work and how they can benefit you. Wind turbines are designed to use the wind to generate electricity. Their large blades are used to catch the wind. During gusty weather,these blades turn around to drive a turbine to make electricity. The stronger the wind becomes; the more electricity is generated.

What kinds of wind turbines are available?

There are currently two types of wind turbines available for domestic customers â pole-mounted and building-mounted. Pole-mounted wind turbines are free-standing and can generate up to 6kW. Building-mounted wind turbines can be installed on the roof of your home. You are more likely to get better results if your roof is exposed to high winds. These turbines can normally generate up to 2kW. Not all wind turbines are suitable for every home,but trusted professionals can help you find the right solutions for your circumstances.

The benefits of wind turbines

There are several great reasons for investing in a wind turbine. As wind is free,your fuel bills will be noticeably reduced once the installation is complete. As wind electricity is green and renewable,you’ll be able to reduce your carbon footprint by using a wind turbine. This is because you’ll be releasing much less carbon dioxide and other pollutants. You can even store excess electricity inside batteries and use it on wind-free days if you’re not connected to the national grid.

What can I expect to pay for a wind turbine?

How much your turbine will cost you will depend on several factors. These include the way your turbine is mounted and how big it is. Costs for building-mounted turbines are generally lower,but your solution may not be as effective. You will need to have your system checked and maintained every few years. Costs tend are variable but at Cooper & Turner we can help.

How long will my wind turbine last and what are the running costs?

If you take good care of your turbine,it can last for over two decades. The inverter will likely need to be replaced at some point,costing between £1,000 to £2,000. If you are not connected to the National Grid,you will also need to replace the battery at least every ten years. Costs can vary depending on the system itself. You will also need to maintain your back-up generator if you have one.

Why choose Cooper and Turner

At Cooper & Turner Wind,we can help if you’re interested in investing in renewable energy. Having been in the renewable energy sector for more than 25 years,we have the experience needed to serve your needs. Our rich understanding of this sector coupled with our expertise and manufacturing abilities make us the perfect choice for those seeking quality renewable energy solutions. Find out more by getting in touch with our expert advisors today.

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