Generate Vertical wind generation
Vertical wind turbines differ from horizontal turbines as their main rotor shaft runs vertically so their generator can be placed near the ground.
Vertical turbines do not need to be pointed into the wind like horizontal turbines but they can be less efficient.
Vertical wind generation Advantages
- Wind power is a free clean energy source.
- You can generate wind power all year round and 24 hours a day.
- Wind power can reduce a householders CO2 emissions.
- Once a wind turbine has been constructed and installed it requires very little maintenance.
- Wind turbines can be built on a large or small scale suiting all types and sizes of property.
- Wind turbine systems can be connected to the national grid so you can sell back any surplus electricity that you do not use.
Vertical wind generation Disadvantages
- The capital and installation costs for a wind turbine system can be quite high.
- You will need to undertake a professional wind speed assessment for a full year before having a wind turbine system fitted.
- Wind turbines can generate noise and shadows and not everybody likes them so you may encounter local opposition to your plans.
- All wind turbines require planning permission.
- Your site will need to have no tall buildings, trees, hedges or large hills obstructing your turbine.
You can get grants for Vertical wind generation, below are the schemes this is available with.
* According to data sourced from the Energy Saving Trust website.