Wind Power

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Wind turbines convert the wind energy into an electrical output which can be used in a property after passing through a suitable inverter unit. Care must be taken in installing these systems to ensure the property can bear the loads generated by moving turbine blades.

Obstructions such as trees and other buildings will reduce the efficiency of these systems and wind energy. The maximum output from wind energy systems is in the winter, which coincides with the maximum power usage in a property, but there can be prolonged periods of winter calms when there is insufficient wind to generate power.

Wind speed is not uniform across the country so not every region in the country can gain maximum benefits



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