Home Wind Systems With Outage Protection
Unlike the normal home wind systems, the Bergey HomeSure system includes batteries and special electronics (inverters) that can supply power to your home during a power outage.
But when there is a power outage, a Home.Sure system will isolate your home from the utility grid and then begin powering your most important household lights and appliances
Bergey HomeSure Costs.
Bergey Home.Sure systems are available in several sizes at costs ranging from ~ $10,000 to over $50,000, depending on the capacity. Larger custom designed systems are available.
The economics of Home.Sure systems are less attractive than the GridTek systems, but they provide unique capabilities and they will normally pay for themselves in utility bill savings over a 20-30 year period. To many, the peace of mind that comes with a Home.Sure system is priceless.
How it works.
In the way they work, the Home.Sure systems are similar to the UPS (Uninterruptible Power System) that homes and businesses use with their computers to ensure that electricity supply is not disrupted.
The amount of back-up power available depends on the battery capacity and the wind speeds at the time of the power outage. A gas powered generator set can be added for greater (virtually limitless) back-up capacity.