The home wind turbine is a great idea but there are some problems with them that make now not such a good time to act and move forward to buy one. These are the 3 reasons I would suggest taking a chill pill for a while and waiting before you buy…
Too costly – These devices can cost a fortune and if you don’t watch it they can cost you an arm and a leg more than what you need to be paying. Right now, home wind turbines can cost as much as $40, 000 or even $50, 000. Of course that depends on how much power you’re really trying to create, but you’re not going to get out of this cheaply. Also there’s a lot of doubt concerning how much power you are actually make. You don’t know how much wind you have unless you set up an anemometer for a period of 6 to 9 months and collect the data from the wind is blowing around your property. That’s a long time to take. Especially, since it is very uncertain whether not you will have enough wind energy to support the turbine, so it could all be an exercise in vain. You will spend 9 months of your life collecting data and then to find out that the wind device will not work would be a huge disappointment.
Not exactly easy to setup and get running – Unless you’re really motivated to get going these things can be a pain in the neck. You’ve got to assemble all the parts and then find a place to install the completed home wind turbine. Oftentimes there are parts missing or additional parts that you will have to buy outside of the format provided. That can be a bit of a hassle too.
Better technology in the oven – There is better stuff coming down the pike. Because of the attention on wind turbines by commercial and utility companies, there are better better devices and technologies that are right around the corner. Therefore, why jump the gun and get something right now when something 10 times as good will be available within a year or 2?
In summary, home wind turbine technology is ripe for improvement. There are a lot of things that could be done right now to improve the efficiency of these devices and we just have to wait until the technology catches up with the marketplace before we make a move and buy one of these things.