Why Utility Interactive Turbines?
Grid tie systems offer the most economical solution to reduce your utility consumption. These systems simply connect to a service panel and either power onsite loads or credit your utility account with energy credits. Systems are comprised of a turbine, tower, inverter, as well as an optional monitoring package for computers and smart phones.
Tax credits and rebates make wind power surprisingly affordable.
Small wind turbine equipment and installations qualify for a 30% federal tax credit. Businesses and agricultural institutions can receive additional federal incentives such as accelerated depreciation, USDA grants and guaranteed loans. Click here for more details on federal incentives. State level programs can make owning a Bergey wind turbine surprisingly affordable. Click here to see if your state offers additional incentives.
Utility Interactive Turbines
- As the wind turbine begins to work the power you draw from the power company is reduced causing your power meter to slow down. This reduces your utility bills.
- If the wind turbine is putting out exactly the amount of power your home needs, the power company’s meter will stop turning. At this point you are not buying any power from the utility company.
- If the wind turbine produces more power than you need it is sold to the power company. In California your utility meter will actually turn backwards and the excess energy is effectively “banked” for your use later in the year.
- No changes in the household wiring are needed. It is very easy to add these systems to an existing home.