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Wind Energy Basics

Humans have been using the wind to power devices and other important parts of life for thousands of years.  Boats have been powered by the wind since the dawn of man, and for centuries, the Dutch have used wind power for everything from well pumping to milling.

Today’s Wind Generators, however, are designed to power everything we use on a regular basis; every appliance in your home, office, or other place of business.  These wind generators are small, sleek, stylish, and look more like works of modern art than the clunky windmills of the past.  And, they are much more powerful.

Small Wind Generators for home and small office use can range in power from as little 100 watts to several kilo-watts.  Wind Energy Direct carries a large number of Wind Generators, all made in the USA, all designed for small applications such as homes, farms, and small businesses, and with power capacities ranging from 400w to 3000w.

Basically, a wind generator works on much the same principle as an airplane propeller.  The Wind Generator is mounted on a tower (the higher the better) and as the wind moves through the area with the Wind Generator, it turns the rotor (which looks much like an airplane propeller), which in turn turns a series of shafts and gears internally which are used to generate energy through a turbine generator (much like a water turbine).  The power generated in the turbine travels through power cord to your home, the utility grid, a storage battery, or any combination of the above in order to provide power for appliances and other uses.

A typical Wind Energy System includes:

  1. 1 or more Wind Generators
  2. 1 or more Wind Towers and Kits
  3. 1 or more sets of Earth Anchors
  4. 1 or more Power Inverters (if needed)
  5. 1 or more Charge Controllers (if needed)
  6. 1 or more Power Transformers (if needed)
  7. 1 or more Large Storage Batteries (if needed)
With these basic system components you will be well on your way to living a cleaner, more cost-effective life with Wind Energy Direct.
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