The Best Sources for Home Wind Turbines
A typical home wind turbine is shown below. (Please click on image to enlarge).
I have investigated numerous Internet home wind turbine manufacturers and came up with the following shortlist of three companies:
1. Magnet 4 Sale
This website offers a choice of two manufacturers, with a total of thirteen models illustrated, complete with prices. These wind turbines are different sizes and all have a very good description and specification section.
Prices range from $1,989 for a basic 2kW turbine to $80,186 for a 25kW model; all are CE certified and qualified for federal tax credits.
They also supply a range of masts to suit the various wind turbine models.
Prices range from $7,000 for 2kW model to $113,400 for a 30kW model with variable pitch blades. These are the first small wind turbines I have seen that have variable pitch blades.
2. All Wind Turbines
This site has over 500 wind turbines from 190 manufacturers and includes Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWT) and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT).
The website boasts to have all of the world's small turbines in one website. (There certainly is a massive amount of home wind turbines to choose from). However, the website has selected a featured company and a featured model. This gives an excellent description of the manufacturer and wind turbine, with an overview of the trouble spots to look out for when purchasing a wind turbine.
It also has a database containing all the different manufacturers and models, sizes and prices, along with their associated websites.
3. Wind energy
An excellent source of information for home wind turbines; the website begins with a general description of a wind turbine operation and an animated video. An installation video is also included.
It offers several good turbines and these come complete with controllers and mounting poles/masts.
I have also included this site because of the innovative blade design that makes the machine more efficient and quieter in operation. Definitely worth a browse through. This website gets full marks!