Generate Building mounted wind generation
If you want a small scale wind turbine and do not have a lot of space available to house it, a building mounted turbine could be the answer for you.
A building mounted turbine is attached to the structure of your home (usually at roof height) .Building mounted turbines have much smaller turbine blades than conventional horizontal turbines so they only generate a small amount of energy.
If you wish to install a building mounted turbine your house will need to be in excellent structural condition and adequately constructed as it will need to take the extra weight and vibrations that a fully running turbine makes. You will also have to make sure that you have good local wind speed and that operating noise does not disrupt neighbours.
Building mounted wind generation Advantages
- A building mounted turbine does not require a lot of space unlike a horizontal turbine
- You can generate clean, free wind power all year round 24 hours a day.
- Wind power can reduce a householders CO2 emissions.
- A building mounted turbine does not require a lot of space unlike a horizontal turbine.
- Once a wind turbine has been constructed and installed it requires very little maintenance.
- Wind turbine systems can be connected to the national grid so you can sell back any surplus electricity that you do not use.
Building mounted wind generation Disadvantages
- Building mounted turbines have much smaller turbine blades than conventional horizontal turbines so they only generate a small amount of energy.
- If you wish to install a building mounted turbine your house will need to be in excellent structural condition
- Building mounted wind turbines can generate noise so you will have to make sure that a new turbine will not disrupt your neighbours.
- You will need to undertake a professional wind speed assessment before having a wind turbine system fitted.
You can get grants for Building mounted wind generation, below are the schemes this is available with.
* According to data sourced from the Energy Saving Trust website.