Monthly Archives: January 2018

Your Questions About Wind Turbine Generators Types

Steven asks…

What is the minimum pressure required (in bars) for the working of a wind turbine ?

I want to know the minimum pressure that is required for the movement of a wind turbine blade. Detailed answer would be more helpful. If there are any websites that help me in finding my answer, I would be more helpful. Thanking You……….

admin answers:

It is the velocity of the wind, rather than barometric pressure which drives the turbine. Design of the turbine set (generator and turbine) which determine the wind speed necessary for operation.

Google WIND TURBINE DESIGN for a lot of information. On different types of wind turbines.

Donna asks…

is it legal to wire a new wind turbine through an existing outlet?

in Ontario is it legal to grid connect a wind turbine through an existing outlet in a commercial building? following all safety precautions, and maybe using a j-box? Just seeing if we can save some money on wire

admin answers:

My guess would be no. Aside from having to be in phase you would also have to have some type of service disconnect between the wind turbine generator and the outlet. If you didn’t there would be nothing to protect anything else on that line from an overload.

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Your Questions About Wind Generators For Sale

Lisa asks…

I need information resources for a hybrid solar/wind system?

I am building a small cabin (500sf) where grid power is not available. I need information not a salesman’s pitch. Anybody have any experience?? Thanks!

admin answers:

Your hybrid system would have to depend on the location where you are building your cabin. If sun is abundant all year around, solar powered system is advisable. Solar cells are not so expensive now as before. If the wind in the area is normal, there are inexpensive designs for a wind powered system. Both system has to store the power in battery banks.

Both system may easily be used in tandem storing energy to a single battery bank provided that your storage (battery banks) has enough capacity. Too much capacity would also mean higher cost. So the battery bank should just be enough to last until the next charging time (or cycle) normally every day.

Check your planned power requirement and match it with the system you might need.

For emergency cases, you must have a small engine driven generator set for lights and whatever emergency equipment you might have, just in case your batteries run out of power.

For suppliers of these system(s), you should check first for any local distributors and manufacturers closest to your cabin. It would make a difference at maintenance ( or other after sales services).

Donna asks…

Will there be a 2009 tax stimulus rebate?

I know this has already been asked, but most of the answers are from 3 months ago. I see websites saying will get a tax credit next year and others saying we’ll get a check and others saying we get nothing at all except a TINY bit less taken out on our taxes. So what is it really?

admin answers:

None of the above.

Obama released his stimulus plan, and they mostly are tax credits for buying things that will stimulate the economy. That means you will pay the government less in income taxes if you purchase certain items. For example, if you are buying your first house, you will pay $8,000 less in income tax for 2009. If you install a solar system or wind generator on your house, you will pay $3,500 dollar less in taxes, depending on how much your wind / solar system cost you. Buy a brand new car off of the show room floor, and you will pay less income tax equal to the amount of state sales tax you paid on the new car.

So on almost all of the tax breaks, you must first purchase something to stimulate the economy. If you don’t purchase anything, you don’t get the tax break. So Obama’s plan basically benefits only those wealthy enough to purchase expensive things.

The amount of with holding ( taxes taken out of your pay check ) was reduced. But the tax schedules were not lowered, so you will have to pay taxes on the money not with held from your pay check at the end of the tax year. That gives you a few dollars more to spend, but you should be saving those few dollars to pay back at the end of the tax year.

Most people don’t realize that with less money being with held out of their pay check, at the end of the year, the may have to pay money to the government to meet the taxes owed. They won’t get a refund because less money was taken out of their pay checks.

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