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Small Wind Energy Systems

Small Wind Facts

 
  • Small wind turbines have capacity ratings from 1 to 100 kilowatts.
  • A typical small wind system consists of the turbine and blades mounted on top of a lattice or monopole tower, as well as electronic components like inverters to condition the power for use on the farm or in your business or school.
  • A small wind electric system can provide you with a practical and economical source of electricity if your property has a good wind resource and your farm or business has enough acreage (one acre or more) to host a wind energy system.
  • Small wind has niche applications for farms, schools, and organizations in rural Minnesota. You might also consider solar if you don't have a good wind resource and want to produce renewable energy with fewer moving parts.
 

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