Wind Turbines

In a domestic or small generating situations a wind turbine gives poor payback. The creation of electric does not coincide with the time of usage.

  • In Ireland, on most sites, the wind will only be sufficient to run them 35% of the time.
  • Maintenance requirements are high.
  • Location close to a house or office can cause noise and disturbance.
  • Improved designs are coming but this is unlikely to overcome all the problems.