Advantages of Installing a Wind Turbine


Many business and home owners are thinking about installing a wind turbine at their home or business premises.  You most likely understand why we need to utilise more renewable energy sources.  Traditional forms of energy are just too expensive, both in terms of monetary cost and the price our environment is paying.  So why should you choose a wind turbine instead of other forms of renewable energy?  Here are several advantages of installing a wind turbine.

  • Wind power is free: if you have a wind turbine, you can harness that power for yourself, thus reducing your reliance on traditional power from the grid and lowering your electric bill.
  • No more harmful effects. After the wind turbine is constructed, there are no more harmful effects on the environment.  It just continues to produce clean energy that will power your home or business without damaging the environment.  Thus, it helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Wind turbines take up very little land. A wind turbine takes up relatively little space on the ground.  In fact, the land around the turbine can still be used.  It’s common to see wind turbines surrounded by farmland.
  • Wind turbines can help you generate power even if you’re far away from any other source of energy.  This makes them perfect for remote areas where connecting to the main grid is just too expensive or not feasible.
  • Turbines come in a wide variety of sizes, so almost any home or business owner can find one to suits their budget and requirements.  Some turbines are designed for single homes, while others are designed for whole towns.  You may even see wind farms set up to provide power to hundreds or even thousands of people.
  • Many people think wind turbines are a great addition to the landscape, not only because of their benefits in energy generation but also because they are unusual and pleasing to look at. 

Of course a wind turbine isn’t right for everyone interested in renewable energy.  If you live in an area that doesn’t get a lot of wind, have trees obscuring the wind flow or high building nearby you may be better look into solar power instead.  Also keep in mind that the wind doesn’t generate a sustained velocity at all times.  This means that you won’t always get the same amount of electricity from your turbine within a given time period.

It’s important that you always check with an expert when trying to determine which type of sustainable energy is right for you.  There are many factors that must be taken into account when determining if wind power is the right answer for your situation.  Without specialised knowledge about sustainable energy, choosing the right type of power and even the right system can be a big challenge.  You need someone who can provide you with trustworthy advice.

Let the experts at Windpower Technology help you choose the right wind turbine for your home or business.  Their knowledgeable and trustworthy staff members take the time to review the various turbines that are on the market and choose only the highest quality products.  They take into account your budget, situation and your site working with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive a quality turbine that will make a real difference to your energy needs.  Call Windpower Technology today for a free comprehensive site visit and to learn how getting a wind turbine in Edinburgh or central Scotland can benefit your home or business.