by Staff Writers
Port Elizabeth, South Africa (SPX) Jun 24, 2013
The United States has incredible wind power resources, and Government reports predict that 20 percent of electricity will be wind produced by 2030.
There's great community support for developing small wind power, and the latest small wind turbine to pass the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC), and achieve American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) approval for State incentives is the Kestrel e400nb.
With wind prevalent in most States and an average speed of 4.1 meters per second, wind energy is a great way to become eco-friendly, self-sufficient, less reliant on fossil fuels and reduce your electricity bill. And, depending on your State's scheme, you can even earn money when you send energy back into the grid.
The leading small wind turbine from Kestrel can produce 3,930kWh annually, and is ideal for the US due to its size and affordability. Teamed with its durability it can withstand high wind speeds (156mph) and has proved itself already in the US with a number of successful installations.
Top 10 windiest cities (based on average annual wind speed)
1. Boston, Massachusetts 12.3mph
2. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 12.2mph
3. Buffalo, New York 11.8mph
4. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11.5mph
5. Dallas, Texas 10.7mph
6. Kansas City, Missouri 10.6mph San Francisco, California 10.6mph
7. Cleveland, Ohio 10.5mph Minneapolis, Minnesota 10.5mph Virginia Beach, Virginia 10.5mph
8. Providence, Rhode Island 10.4mph
9. Chicago, Illinois 10.3mph
10. Detroit, Michigan 10.2mph
Solid returns from renewable energy, new technology and improved government incentives, makes it easier to become less reliant on fossil fuels." Commented Kestrel Director, Leon Gouws.
"The US Government's commitment to renewable energy and the certification process means people can support this vision, with knowledge that their turbine is robust enough to withstand the toughest of winds, and is reliable to ensure consistent energy production."
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