|Joined: 23 Nov 2008
| Indiana Solar, Indiana Solar Power
|In Indiana the solar resources are pretty good but I would not recommend putting in a solar home energy system without some wind power. Always go with a hybrid system because in the parts of the year when there's not much sun you will be getting lots of wind. Many nights, wind will blow all night long keeping your home energy system working more consistently. Also, during stormy times there's not much sun, the wind will normally be howling.
Here's a picture of this customer's Skystream. Although a Skystream is a nice system, as this skystream owner realized his Skystream was as useless as a boat anchor in a black-out when the grid goes down. You see, what Skystream or Southwest Windpower never wants to mention, is that a skystream is dead without the grid. That's right, if your grid goes down, your Skystream is useless for power. So, after $15,000 or so invested in a Skystream, you still have no energy security or energy freedom whatsoever, your residence is completely grid dependant.
My favorite line about this was... "I invested 15 Grand in an alternative energy system, but when the utility company went black-out, I realized I had no alternative energy at all."
So, Skystream is cool, but for all that money spent, you have no alternative to the fat cat utility, no energy freedom for your property, and no energy security for your family. Skystream is not Alternative Energy at all, it's green energy but that's it. So, for that kind of money, or even much less, a WindEnergy7 system is really Alternative Energy, Complete Energy Freedom, and True Energy Security for your family and residence. We don't sell boat anchors like Skystream.
In Indiana the solar resources are pretty good but I would not recommend putting in a solar home energy system without some wind power. Always go with a hybrid system because in the parts of the year when there's not much sun you will be getting lots of wind. Many nights, wind will blow all night long keeping your home energy system working more consistently. Also, during stormy times there's not much sun, the wind will normally be howling.
That's another drawback of a SkyStream is that it has no hybrid energy, so for most places where there are decent solar resources, Skystream is not a good system to get. Just like the need for back-up emergebcy power, Skystream has no built in hybrid power making it a wind only, inconsistent system as compared to a WindEnergy7 system. WindEnergy7 systems are all ht=ybrid wind and solar integrated and every system has emergency back-up power for your home.
WindEnergy7 systems feature an exclusive patented roofmount system. Before this invention, as you can read all over the internet, all other rooftop wind turbines have failed. All other methods and attempts created noise and vibration inside the home or business. But with our patented system there is a solution, making rooftop wind viable for businesses and homeowners to have a rooftop wind generator that is sturdy, secure, and silent inside the home. Our rooftop wind turbine kits are certified in every state of the US to sustain 130mph wind.
Did you know that with a Skystream you will face big problems with building permits? Most cities will not even allow this. The rest will heavily regulate your wind project, making you jump through hoops and invest extra time and money to have your wind power. You have to dig a giant hole, a long ditch, need a tractor. You need a big crane to erect the thing. You need concrete trucks driving through the yard. You need a tractor and dirt to fill the ruts after all the big machinery tore your yard up. Oh, don't forget the sod to repair your tore up yard afer you fill all the ruts with dirt you had to haul in with a dump truck... No problem as you can see by the picture above, after three or four years your yard will probably grow back and fill in looking OK.
A windEnergy7 rooftop mounted turbine is delivered by UPS, just bolts on the roof by an electrician. It's a simple installation of an appliance and circuit to code. By the time you could get a tractor and dig a giant hole in the yard, a WindEnergy7 system is on the roof, quietly making power.
Our WindEnergy7 Systems are all completely wind/solar htbrid integration, creating a perfect and seamless marriage between wind and solar power for your home. Whether you buy a wind or solar home system from us, all our systems are hybrid ready. Our efficient solar capability gives you power in a low wind or no-wind period. Thus again, Skystream is as useless as a boat anchor on a day with no wind. But our systems will keep supplying energy for your home because they are completely hybrid solar integrated. Again, for the same money or less than a Southwest WindPower Skystream, our systems are far more consistant, delivering power on a day with no wind at all. Never put your money in a green energy system without hybrid solar.
Skystream? What kind of energy security would that be? If there's no wind, there's no power at all. So, now we start to peel away the Skystream onion, we find it's uselss in a black-out and it's just a mice looking yard ornament when there's no wind. Most people would not want a 15 thousand dollar sculpture in the yard, better to buy a system from WindEnergy7 that actually generates power on a still summer day, there are many of those days by the way.
A WindEnergy7 wind turbine kit is a perfectly engineered kit that comes complete with everything you need to succeeed. You don't have to know anything about wind or solar to be successful. Since it comes with everything and is so well enginered many homeowners have installed them by themselves with our phone and email support. As you can see it's not giant, but is rather a very precision machined device that delivers a great deal of energy for it's compact size. Pound for pound it delivers almost twice the power of a Skystream generator head. Using patented magnets that are the most powerful in the world, our small device is also dollar for dollar after intallation almost 2x the watts of a Skystream for a dollar for dollar comparison.
Our rooftop wind turbine system integrates with your home power system. It's a simple installation of a green circuit providing your home with free green electricity. Any electrician can install this system with our documentation and we have phone and email support to train and assist every customer.
Skystream.. Dead without the grid in a blac-out, deal on a still day with no wind, But what if there's no wind, no sun, AND a black-out? What if power went out on the grid on a still summer night with no wind?
Well, that's the beauty of WindEnergy7 engineered home power systems. We deliver home energy security and reliability. All our systems feature an inexpensive battery bank, much like used to power a golf cart, we put a battery bank in a box or cabinet that can power your circuits in any emergency. Our systems deliver UPS style battery back-up to the most important loads of your home. Like your refrigerator, furnace blower motor, sump pump, well pump, television, telephones, etc. Your most important needs have 4.. Four Sorces of power, Grid, Wind, Solar, and worse case scenario, even battery backup. It's a level of home energy security and freedom that no other system can deliver, especially not a Skystream system. For about the same investment, our systems are much, much more consstant, reliable, and dependable as a source of power for your home or business.
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