Power from the Wind

Power from the Wind (HMXHX)

Location: Washington, DC 20002
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.312', W 77° 0.793'

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Sustainable Solutions: Residential Wind Turbines

This Skystream 3.7 residential turbine is a new generation of wind generator that hooks directly to your home to reduce or eliminate your monthly electric bill. It's designed to provide quiet, clean electricity in very low winds.

How can a wind turbine convert wind power into electricity?
In areas of sufficient sustained wind, the rotor is turned in the same manner as a windmill. The rotating center pole (as seen here, can be either on vertical or horizontal axis) is attached to a generator containing strong magnets and coils inside. As the magnets rotate around the coils of copper wire, a magnetic field is created, which induces an electric current. The current is converted to useful AC current or DC current for battery-charging.

How much electricity does a residential-scale wind turbine produce?
A wind turbine produces different amounts of electricity at different wind speeds. At higher sustained wind speeds, more energy is produced (for reasons of safety, residential turbines are limited to a maximum velocity). The energy generated from a wind turbine depends on the "windiness" of your site as measured by both the sustained wind speed and annual seasonal variability of the wind. With this information, it is possible to calculate an estimate of the amount of energy you will generate over a year.
Placed ByDepartment of Energy
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 8:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325391 N 4306333
Decimal Degrees38.88853333, -77.01321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.312', W 77° 0.793'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 18.72" N, 77° 0' 47.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-47 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20002, US
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