• Solar PV
    Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems convert sunlight into electricity. You can use this electricity to power your home, business or any other building.
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  • Solar
    Hot Water
    Solar Thermal Water Heating Systems use the sun's energy to heat water for use by homes, commercial buildings and swimming pools.
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  • Solar Space
    Solar Thermal Space Heating Systems capture the sun's energy to supplement the existing heating system for a home or commercial building.
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  • Small Wind
    Small Wind Energy Systems contain electric generators that convert wind power into clean, emissions-free power.
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  • Geothermal
    Geothermal heat pumps use the earth's energy to provide heating, cooling and hot water for residential and commercial buildings.
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  • Biomass
    & Bio Fuel
    Biomass Heating Systems generate heat from organic materials and residues. The systems are used for space heating and to heat water.
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  • Combined
    Heat & Power
    Micro Combined Heat and Power Systems are highly efficient natural gas systems that produce electricity and heat at the same time.
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Small Wind

Small Wind Energy Systems (Wind Turbines) contain electric generators that convert the power of the wind into clean, emissions-free power for individual homes, farms, and businesses. In most areas of the country small turbines may be suitable for owners with as little as one acre of land , and some designs may even be suitable for roof-mounting in certain urban environments.

Installation, Warranty & Maintenace

  • How and Where They're Installed

    • Wind turbines can be mounted on either towers or rooftops.
    • Wind turbines are recommended for areas where average annual wind speeds equal 10 mph (4.5 meters per second), though some newer designs can operate in zones with 7 mph wind speeds or less.
    • Tower-mounted wind turbines are installed at a height of between 30 and 140 ft.
    • System performance is driven by factors such as:
      • Average wind speeds;
      • Turbine height above the ground;
      • "Wing span," or blade length.
  • Warranty, Operation, and Maintenance

    • The system will easily operate for more than 20 years with some routine maintenance.
    • Small wind turbines are sturdy and reliable machines.
    • The manufacturer or installer will provide inspection and maintenance services.
    • Once every few years, a technician may:
      • Check and tighten bolts and electrical connections as necessary;
      • Check machines for corrosion;
      • Adjust the guy wires on tower-mounted turbines for proper tension;
      • Check for and replace any worn leading edge tape on the turbine blades, if needed;
      • Replace the turbine blades and/or bearings after 10 years if needed.
    • It is advisable to monitor the system performance remotely to detect and proactively address any maintenance of operation issues.
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