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2016-08-09

wind turbine vs solar

Should I Go Solar or Use a Wind Turbine

 

 I am often asked which is better - wind turbines, or solar modules. The answer, of course, is that it isn't as simple as stating which technology is better - both have their benefits and drawbacks and which technology is best depends very much on the application and the location of the system. as for commercial scale power production for the national grid - wind turbines are the most obvious solution. Large scale wind turbines are efficient and effective, and can be installed in a variety of locations - including far out to sea, modern turbines are virtually silent and the largest systems can generate in the region of 2 megawatts of power - enough to power over 2,000 homes.

If you’re comparing a small-scale wind power system vs. a grid-tied photo voltaic system
, there are a number of factors to consider.
Small scale wind, in general, is a more challenging application in Maine because it requires both 1) a really good wind site, and 2) a turbine site that is at least 30′ higher than nearby obstructions




Pros of Wind Turbine Generator Systems
  • Produce electricity day or night
  • Less space taken up by the wind turbine
  • Produce more electricity
  • Cost less  
    Cons of wind turbine
     
     More maintenance
    • Moving parts wear out
    • Lighting strikes
    • Propeller noise
    • Shadows flickering
    •  Hazard to birds

  • Pros of Photo voltaic Solar Panel System

    • Almost maintenance free
    • Add more panels easily
    Cons of Photo voltaic Solar Panel System
    • Need cleaned
    • Generate electricity only in good sunlight
    • Expensive
    • Takes up more space or land
    • Break easy

Pros of Wind Turbine Generator Systems

  • Produce electricity day or night
  • Less space taken up by the wind generator system
  • Produce more electricity
  • Cost less
- See more at: http://gogreeninyourhome.com/how-to-save-electricity/solar-power-vs-wind-power-pros-and-cons/#sthash.QdqTIgDw.dpuf

Pros of Wind Turbine Generator Systems

  • Produce electricity day or night
  • Less space taken up by the wind generator system
  • Produce more electricity
  • Cost less

Cons of Wind Turbine Generator Systems

  • More maintenance
  • Moving parts wear out
  • Lighting strikes
  • Propeller noise
  • Shadows flickering
  • Hazard to birds
- See more at: http://gogreeninyourhome.com/how-to-save-electricity/solar-power-vs-wind-power-pros-and-cons/#sthash.QdqTIgDw.dpuf

Pros of Wind Turbine Generator Systems

  • Produce electricity day or night
  • Less space taken up by the wind generator system
  • Produce more electricity
  • Cost less

Cons of Wind Turbine Generator Systems

  • More maintenance
  • Moving parts wear out
  • Lighting strikes
  • Propeller noise
  • Shadows flickering
  • Hazard to birds
- See more at: http://gogreeninyourhome.com/how-to-save-electricity/solar-power-vs-wind-power-pros-and-cons/#sthash.QdqTIgDw.dpuf

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