You may think using wind turbines in your home is not a viable option. You’ve probably seen them in large expansive fields in clusters, strategically placed to gather the most energy from the wind, and never thought you could have one of your own. But you can, and in fact – it’s much easier than you think. There are a variety of options for you to choose from in the alternative energy sector, and using the wind as energy is one of the best, most cost-effective and green options available.

Which Type of Wind Turbine Should I Buy?

There are several options for you to choose from, and what it really comes down to is how “natural” are you willing to go. Are you willing to go completely off grid and cut your reliance on standard utilities entirely? Do you only want to commit halfway and have access to both wind energy and also standard electricity? There are essentially three options and each of them have their pros and cons. The first, is a “battery based grid tie system”. If you’re on the fence about investing in solar energy, this is the option for you. What’s so great about this option is that you’re still fully connected to your electric grid so you can have it just in case. What’s even better? If you produce an excess of electricity, you can sell it back to your electric provider in order to save and potentially make money.

Then, there is the option to go completely off-grid. Within the off-grid option, there lies two main differences: battery or no battery. The first option, with the battery, is great because you can go completely off-grid if set up and designed well and you conserve energy. Essentially, when the wind turbine harvests excess energy, it can be stored in its battery cell for future use when wind conditions may not be as great. The other option is a bit different. What happens with the batteryless option is that it produces energy in the most effective way and reduces waste and pollution due to the battery. The drawback? It does not store energy. One you have prime wind conditions, that is your energy source and it does not save it for much longer after.

You can’t go wrong with either of the options. Going off grid and relying less and less on the electric grid is super important and a great way to go green. It can be slightly expensive at first and require some major commitment as far as construction and lifestyle changes, however, it’s worth it in the end. At the very least – you can always open all of your windows and turn down the a/c in the summertime to use the wind’s power in that sense.

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