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Residential Wind Turbines Blow Away Competition

  • Jan 17, 2011
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I’ve talked about a couple of residential wind turbines in the past such as the MagLev and the Helix. Both of these are fine units. But, now I’d like to talk about the Air-X residential wind turbine that helps homeowners save energy while shelling out only a few hundred dollars.

Solar is another way to go in regard to renewable energy, but when is the last time you’ve heard of a solar installation costing less than $1,000? Air-X is a line of small residential wind turbines that one can use on the home, cabin, or in some cases boat.

The Air-X is a high tech residential wind turbine that uses a microprocessor to optimize alternator output and slow the blades in high wind conditions to avoid the fluttering noise and inefficient rotation making for a much quieter machine. The carbon reinforced blades also have a modified pitch angle, which helps to cut through the breeze and add more power.


The Air-X residential wind turbines produce 400 Watts of power when it reaches a 28 MPH wind speed and works in winds as low as 7.5 mph. The turbine also provides 38 kW per month in based on an average 12 MPH wind.

The microprocessor also takes care of efficient battery charging. For instance these residential wind turbines can charge a battery bank from 25 to 25,000 amp hours safely by shutting itself off when reaching maximum capacity. When sensing a full charge, the generator will come to almost a complete stop.

 

And, the Air-X residential wind turbines also have a marine version that works well on seaside cabins and on boats and ships. The carbon-fiber blades and coated aluminum body resists corrosion.

With residential wind turbines becoming more efficient and less expensive, its no wonder why manufacturers such as Air-X are blowing away the competition.

Residential Wind Turbines Blow Away Competition

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Renewable, or "green," energy is becoming increasingly popular today, due in no small part to constantly rising energy prices.  More and more, homeowners are installing green energy devices to generate free electricity.  Solar cell and wind turbines for the home have emerged as the two most popular green energy devices, due to their ability to be installed anywhere, their simplicity, and relatively low cost of installation.  Of these two, solar cells are perhaps the most popular, due to their less obtrusive appearance and relatively low maintenance requirements.  There are certain situations, however, when solar panels are not practical.  In these cases, wind turbines for the home are the best option.  If you are trying to decide between installing solar panels or wind turbines in your home, here are some things to consider.

Solar Panels vs. Wind Turbines for the Home

First, solar cells only generate electricity during the day when the sun is out.  This is especially a problem in the winter, when there are fewer hours of daylight.  Energy consumption also tends to rise in the winter, especially if you have electric central heating.  In other words, solar panels provide the least amount of electricity at the time of year when you use the most.

Wind turbines, on the other hand, can operate day and night, day in and day out, all year long (given the right geographic and weather conditions, of course).  Winds also ...
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