I have been searching the net for a roof top wind turbine and I am unable to find one company in Uk that provides one. I also find that most people do not want the propellor type wind turbine but the vertical types havee been on the go for around a 100 years and it is amazing that Finland have a range which are not obscene to the eye I too do not want to look at sea views with propellors scattered willy nilly off shore when by design every lamp post could potentially be a wind turbine and in the cities there are vertical wind turbines which attach to the sides of sky scrapers and rooftop wind turbines When are the UK companies going to offer us the choices or is Gov dictating that we can only use propellor types
is in the eye of the beholder. From a purely visual aspect I would be happy to have one of these on the side of my house. But I admit noise and vibration may cause me to reconsider.
On a broader note, I really, honestly and truly cannot understand the viewpoint of people who obect to wind farms from the visual aspect. If anything, I think they have a peaceful, gracefull king of elegance about them. I can sympathise if people dislike the colour of them - whether they realise this is what they object to or not- but that is an easily fixed problem. Why do they almost always have to be white? So birds can see and avoid bumping into them?
These are actually quite unobtrusive. If they were mounted on top of a chimney they would look no more out of place than the flu ventilators that we already have.
How much power could a small unit like that be likely to generate? Not enough for an oven I would think, but if it's enough to power some security lighting and keep household devices on standby mode, that would add up to a carbon neutral usage for the things we are loath to turn off despite knowing it's an ungreen policy.
The Canadians Fins Norwegians Danes and Americans are using these and they do generate enough for a full household of appliances depending on which size you buy 3kilowatts upwards normally 6kw covers most houses up to 7 bedrooms As I said at the start I hope to move up to my own electricity next year and I live by the sea
From a recent "How do they do that?" video it was said that wind power efficiency increased with turbine height. Air turbulence at or near ground level was a major factor to consider on most domestic installations. TC.