Can you put a wind turbine in the city?

Answer 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 »

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

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 »

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 big are the wind blades on a wind turbine?

Wind turbine blade sizes can vary greatly, but some can be quite big. The GE 1.5 megawatt industrial-scale wind turbine has blades that are 116 feet long, and its wing span is just under an acre. T... Read More »