A Consumerís Guide...
Small Wind Systems
new guide for consumers helps people living in rural areas determine if
small wind electric systems will work for them based on an analysis of
wind resources, the type and size of the site and economics.
The Guide examines a number of issues in detail:
energy systems are one of the most cost-effective home-based renewable energy
systems, and may help some avoid the high costs of having utility power
lines extended to remote locations and prevent power interruptions. Wind
turbine systems are also non-polluting sources of energy.
there enough wind where you live?
tall towers allowed in your rural area?
you have enough space?
Can you determine how much electricity you will need or want?
it work financially?
The complete guide can be found at http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy03osti/34300.pdf