Small Wind Electric Systems: A Virginia Consumer's Guide

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Small Wind Electric Systems: A Virginia Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether 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 economics. Topics include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the partsof a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2007

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-500-40595

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102007-2361


  • small wind
  • small wind turbine
  • Virginia
  • wind energy
  • wind turbines


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