Is wind power expensive to create?

Answer On One Hand: Start-up Costs Are MoreThe start-up costs for building a wind farm often are more expensive than setting up a coal- or gas-based electric plant. Special equipment is required, and high... Read More »

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How much power does a vertical axis wind generator create?

The amount of power a vertical access wind generator makes can vary widely, depending upon the specific design of the turbine, including its rated power capacity, and the average wind speed of the ... Read More »

Types of Wind-Power Towers Used to Create Home Energy?

Wind turbines are one of several emerging technologies for producing electricity to power homes by renewable means. Along with solar, tidal and biomass energy, wind power is clean and renewable. Se... Read More »

If the wind speed doubles what happens to the theoretical wind power?

When wind speed doubles, the theoretical wind power increases by eight times. This is because wind power is determined by the equation "P = 0.5 x rho x A x V^3". Where A is the size of the turbine... Read More »

How expensive are wind turbines?

Commercial wind turbines cost about $3.5 million---including the product and the installation---in 2007. Residential scale wind turbines, or those that are used on small farms, cost around $3,000 t... Read More »