Hurricane Wind Power is in  in the process  reviewing customer feedback pending of releasing our new lines of Turbines . Hawts Vawts of many types and manufacturers.  We are interesting in hearing your feedback about what factors you are interested in as buyers of small wind turbines. What is important to you??? Where it is made? Power output? Characteristics of form versus function…. a piece of art with lower performance or something ugly that performs better? Noise?  Obviously your installation will determine some of these issues but if have a moment drop us a response and let us know what you are thinking?


11 responses to “Reviews

  1. We have a rural property so we are all about performance over time. The looks and noise do not really bother us or matter but I tend to think this is going to depend on a case by case basis

  2. I Finland i seen most of the people use wind turbine which i seen that there is not issue about them on installing it but one thing is always i hear for them wind turbine is very expensive and it will not work if you don’t have a good location of home.

  3. I agree the industry need to be put in check with outlandish claims i think its a good article and it is referenced for the source…I have no objection to proliferation of information but if there are copy rite issues this will have to be pulled

  4. Generous federal and regional rebates plus credits have aided put wind energy on a growing list of options that utilize the forces of nature to trim a electricity bill. However our early tests of one wind turbine recommend which you might save far less than the producer claims�and wait years for your investment to pay for itself. Wind turbines are supposed to conserve by powering the home plus sending or selling any unused power they create to a utility so that it will credit we that amount. At about $11,000 installed, the Honeywell WT6500 Wind Turbine we’re testing at our Yonkers, N.Y., headquarters costs less than countless wind systems, even before rebates. It’s warranted for five years plus is ordered through True Value stores, from dealers and online, and at some Ace shops. And it’s amidst the limited which could mount on a roof. Low noise is an added chatting point for this 6-foot-diameter turbine, that was about as loud as a library whisper inside the tests. Its bicycle-wheel shape is also advertised to be easier for birds to see than three-blade turbines. WindTronics, which makes the program, says it could deliver 18 to 23 percent of a typical home’s yearly electricity demands, depending on wind speed. That must mean the program pays for itself in about six years, provided the vitality it could create in our area, the 30 percent federal taxes credit for small turbines, plus the thousands inside state rebates. However thus far, we’ve watched only a fraction of the total energy which WindTronics states you must for the region, even after many visits from a company-authorized installer. At that rate, the Honeywell wouldn’t pay its technique over its expected life of 20 years. We’ll be updating our information during the upcoming year plus will report on further developments because we continue testing. Still, our early results highlight some key steps to take before opting for any wind turbine: Know the force you’ll absolutely get Based strictly on wattage, the Honeywell produced about what’s reported for the low wind speeds we were capable to generate inside the tests. But finding out how much energy you’ll conserve at a home may be challenging. For instance, WindTronics’ promotional material claims 2,000 kilowatt-hours per year at class 3 winds, that the federal government defines because 11.5 to 12.5 mph. Yet its online calculator ( showed an output of simply 1,155 kWh per year at the 12-mph average it expected for our area. That amounts to about 10 % of the 11,000 kWh per year the U.S. Energy Information Administration cites for a typical home�not the 18 percent WindTronics asserts. The company’s url moreover involves an estimate of 1,500 kWh per year on average, depending on wind speed, height, and website location. But even that comes to merely 14 % of the government’s yearly energy-use estimate. Check wind maps carefully Manufacturer websites will give you average wind speeds by ZIP code. Those averages is misleading, still. WindTronics’ calculator provides a “good” rating to the 12-mph speeds it states the place should average. But that rating is at 164 feet, not the 33 feet or more the Honeywell needs for roofs. A government map of New York lists average wind speeds for our region under 10 mph, not 12 mph. Indeed, we’ve had to blow air into the Honeywell with 2 industrial fans to come close to which speed. Get a website analysis Hills, trees, plus other obstructions may lower wind speeds on a property. A website analysis by the installer must account for that. WindTronics told us its installations require one plus it is adding an online analysis tool. Our factory-authorized installer didn’t include a website analysis. And the tool comes months after the Honeywell hit the marketplace inside late 2010. WindTronics has because recommended which the website is inappropriate. Have the rooftop checked Wind forces and the over 440 pounds for the turbine and support structure may surpass a roof’s ability. With any roof program, get a structural analysis from an engineer before purchasing. And though roof-mounted turbines will appear less obtrusive than pole systems, we could still need approval from your zoning board.

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