Small Wind Electric Systems: A U.S. Consumer's Guide (Revised)

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The U.S. Consumer's Guide for Small Wind Electric systems provides consumers with enough information to help them determine if a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include: how to make your home more energy efficient, how to choosethe right size turbine, the parts of a wind electric system, determining if there is enough wind resource on your site, choosing the best site for your turbine, connecting your system to the utility grid, and if it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2002

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-500-29793

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102001-1293


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