Can I put up a wind turbine in my city backyard?

Answer Urban wind turbines are small and often attractively designed; many may not even recognize a given unit as a wind turbine. Your local county and city ordinances, in addition to any homeowner's asso... Read More »

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Can you put a wind turbine in the city?

Scientists and environmentalists are proving that it is possible to place wind turbines in cities. Turbines designed for city use must be small enough and light enough to be mounted on roofs. Wind ... Read More »

How many 3000 watt pizza ovens can be preheated to 300 degrees using one 50 foot diameter wind turbine assuming 15 mph wind speed?

What is the wind speed needed to run a wind turbine?

The U.S. Department of Energy considers a wind speed of 14.5 miles per hour, measured 80 meters off the ground, necessary to run a wind turbine. The wind speed must be measured and averaged over th... Read More »

How much wind can a large wind turbine take?

Wind turbines are designed to begin electric production at wind speeds of 7 to 13 miles per hour. They reach maximum efficiency with wind speeds of 25 miles per hour. Wind speeds that exceed 40 to ... Read More »