Quick Turbine Buyer's Guide, How to Choose

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Quick Turbine Buyer's Guide, How to Choose

Postby Rooftop Wind Turbine » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:43 am

Pictures of Recent Home Turbine Install
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I have added a picture of a tower install. We don't really recommend towers for homeowners but can do it if that's what you require. Most of the pictures are of rooftop wind system installation done recently.

Pictures: Twin Turbine Rooftop Wind Turbines
Pictures: One Turbine Wind/Solar Hybrid With Tower
Pictures: One Turbine Wind Only Rooftop System

Wind Only, or Wind+Solar?
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First options in choosing your kit are, wind only, or wind AND solar. You'll notice that in the name description and the model numbers wind/solar, or WS, means kit has solar panels in kit. Having a hybrid wind AND solar system is really going to make it a more consistant green energy system. If you're on a budget, get the wind and you can always add solar later, we will always help you upgrade these systems, it's all based on low price point to get into home power. We can't all afford a giant windmill or solar system, these are affordable. Below is a graph showing the weather cycles of wind/solar and why wind/solar hybrid is so much better than solar only, or wind only systems.

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How Much Energy & Budget
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The kits scale up by adding more wind and solar, from 1 turbine to three turbines. If you want a config that isn't listed, Call and I can direct you to a page to purchase larger systems. I actually recommend the smaller systems in most cases because my systems are so easy to add on another unit later, very modular, clear upgrade path. We have configures systems up to 6 turbines in a system, so that's up to 5.1 KW or 5100 watts of hybrid power...

Grid-Tie or Off-Grid?
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Grid-Tie is more costly but you can tie directly to the home's panel and power goes TO AND FROM the grid. You can actually run the meter backwards, selling Excess Generation to the local utility company. More cost and red-tape, but a really nice way to go if you have the time and budget
to work it out. Grid-Tie Forum

Off-Grid is a way to get started easier, quicker, with less cost and red-tape. Personally, I run Off-Grid because it's so much more economical to build and add to my systems. Additionally, my local Utility does not pay fair prices for my power and it's not a very fair deal for me to go to all that expense. ALSO, You can always upgrade to Grid-Tie later and it's all easily upgradeable anytime. So, I recommend the Off-Grid cheaper systems for starting out. Off-Grid Forum

Here's a link of some pre-sale questions that you may find helpful .

http://windenergy7.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19

This next page reads like a FAQ for the turbines and has many questions and answers listed. It's an easy to browse index of things to read about, mostly Q&A. This at WindPowerForums.Com
http://windpowerforums.com/

Owner/Dealers
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We are now present in 9 states with ourAll you need to do to be qualified to be a dealer is to become an owner. I will spend enough time with you to help you be able to represent the products well. With an install there's all the free phone support and training it takes, usually it's 4 or 5, 1 hour conversations before your system even goes in. So, if you don't know about it, don't worry, I will train you about these system from end to end so that I can have your help selling them, it's grass roots.

We have Yard Signs, Car door Magnets, Business Cards, T-Shirts, Baseball Hats, Postcards, and Brochures, soon to be avail. for dealers to order from the site.

I'm available by phone to talk about the systems if you need pre-sale consult. Call if you want to talk.

We have several different options starting at $2990 and going up from there. Each linked system has a list of what's in it if you click into the pages. Here's list of systems and links to purchase.
http://windenergy7.com/home-wind/

There's so many folks have been considering and thinking over a system, so I just wanted to give fair chance. Many calls are starting to catch me on phone with others. If you call and want a system, I will get back to you and talk about what you need and what we can do.

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