7 Best Residential Wind Turbines

Wind turbines have been a power generating source for quite a while. Most wind turbine farms were created for the purpose of generating power for small communities, villages and towns. Due to the fast rise of the rate of power used in individual homes, wind turbines for homes are now commonplace.

A wind turbine for a standard home should generate around 5kW power and stand at a minimum of 13 feet. Of course, the amount of power generated relies strongly on where the turbine is placed. Wind turbines should be placed in an area where they can access wind for maximum power generation.

Also, you can purchase a turbine below these standards but they would only suit you if you do not require a high level of power.  However, note that the turbines do not come with the pole. You have to purchase a pole of a preferable length.

In this article, seven powerful and suitable residential wind turbines have been rounded up which meet the above-stated requirements.


Let’s have a look at:

1. Missouri Freedom 5 Blade Wind Turbine Generator 

 

Missouri Wind and Solar 1600 Watt 5 Blade Missouri Freedom Wind Turbine (12V, Black)
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Missouri Wind and Solar 1600 Watt 5 Blade Missouri Freedom Wind Turbine (12V, Black)
  • 5 High Quality Raptor Generation 4 Blades - Self Regulating Blades
  • 1600 Watt, High Amp Freedom Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) with skewed stator core for no-cogging!
  • A Missouri Wind and Solar Freedom PMG has more copper for more power! Our Freedom PMG contains twice as much copper than any Delco style PMA

Special Features  

  • Hot dipped galvanized tail parts and mounting bracket
  • Carbon fiber blades
  • Zinc plated steel hub
  • 1600 Watt Missouri Wind Freedom PMG
  • 3 phase bridge rectifier for converting to DC output.
  • The mounting bracket fits on a 1.5 in schedule and a #40 or #80 pipe (1 7/8″ OD).

This wind turbine is weather-resistant and anti-rust. Due to the uncompromising standard, the producers maintain, your wind turbine can be used for over fifty years without any need to coat or repaint.

The turbine can be used as a stackable wind turbine grid-tie inverter or for direct DC water or resistive heating. It can also be used for any task requiring 3 phase AC or DC electricity. If you are replacing a previous DC power-generating wind turbine, rather than rewiring, you could mount the bridge rectifier at the top of the tower for a DC run down.

It does not make use of slip rings but rather, makes use of a simpler wire tension system. During periods where we experience a high level of winds, users do not need to worry about the turbine creating more power than is healthy because the blades regulate the speed at which they turn due to its heavy-duty hub spacer/ stabilizer.

Each rotor contains twice as much copper as other turbines of this grade do. More copper implies a higher level of power produced.

The tail fins are cut from 16 gauge steel and are 9 ¾ inches wide and 28 ¾ inches tall.

Freedom wind turbines have a 3 phase bridge rectifier. The rectifier is for converting to DC output. The provided spacer (also known as stabilizer) is a heavy-duty hub spacer which pairs perfectly with the turbine.

Each of the five blades is a Raptor Generation 4 blade which are fiber composite and are aerodynamically tapered for maximum power output.

The blades assembled with the hub, cover an area of a little over 5 feet and are 3 feet long. These blades rotate at a cut-in wind speed of 6 MPH.

 

2. 2000 Watt 11 Blade Missouri General Freedom II Wind Turbine 

 

2000 Watt 11 Blade Missouri General Freedom II Wind Turbine
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2000 Watt 11 Blade Missouri General Freedom II Wind Turbine
  • Metal components are fully hot dipped galvanized, hub is zinc plated - Will not rust - No need for painting or special coating for up to 50 years under normal conditions
  • Raptor carbon fiber blades withstand 125 mph - Guaranteed for a lifetime, not to break under normal use.
  • The permanent magnet generator has a 28 rare earth magnet rotor inside and our skewed stator core for easy turning – up to 2000 watts max output!

Special Features  

  • Hot dipped galvanized tail parts and mounting bracket
  • The blades can withstand rotating at 125 miles per hour
  • The blades are lifetime guaranteed
  • Carbon fiber blades
  • Zinc-plated steel hub
  • The permanent magnet generator has a 28 rare earth magnet rotor inside
  • 2000 Watt Missouri Wind Freedom PMG
  • 3 phase bridge rectifier for converting to DC output.
  • Self-tightening cam-lock washer
  • The mounting bracket fits on a 1.5 in schedule and a #40 or #80 pipe (1 7/8″ OD).

 

This turbine is produced by the same maker of the previous turbine on this list. The features are basically the same. You still have the same great quality in the form of Raptor generated hot-dipped galvanized blades, 3 phase bridge, and rectifier. It is still weather and dustproof.  It makes use of a wire tension system and uses twice as much copper as is usually used. The heavy-duty hub stabilizer is also present.

The major difference, however, comes in form of the power generated. This turbine generates up to 2000 watts of electricity. It also has a zinc-plated 28 magnet rotor which has no brushes. It has a skewed stator core and the blades sweep an area of 5 feet.

Asides these, 3 phase is now converted into DC through the presence of two heavy-duty bridge rectifiers.

There’s also a newly designed key shaft and a self-tightening Cam lock washer. However, the cut-in wind speed remains 6 MPH.

 

3. Tumor-Int 1000 watts 3 Blades Wind Turbine

 

Special Features

  • Noiseless with little vibration
  • The AC generator is triple-phase and is permanent
  • 1000 watts generated power
  • 3 blades which are patented symmetrical and twisted in an aerodynamic design
  • Required low energy to start up
  • The package contains generators, blades, controllers, screws, bolts and nose cones.

 

This Turmo-Int turbine has three blades. Each blade is designed aerodynamically. It produces a maximum of 1050 watts Power.

It requires a significantly low level of wind power (2.5 m/s) to start up.

The controller detects generated power from the solar panel and tracks the highest voltage level and power value.

 

 

4. GOWE Grid-tie 800W wind turbine generator With Controller & Waterproof Grid-tie Inverter

 

GOWE Grid tie 800W wind turbine generator +controller + Waterproof Grid tie inverter
  • This items including : 2pcs 400W wind turbine with grid tie controller ,2pcs waterproof grid tie inverter ! Why Off Grid Systems Should Include Wind? Wind provides power at night. Wind is strongest during the winter months when solar resources are limited. Wind provides power during poor weather conditions. Air density is higher in colder weather and maximizes power production.
  • Note: The inverter group of at most 6 inverters can be used for the 220V grid, and that of at most 4 inverters can be used for the 110V grid. Package list: One micro grid inverter; One user manual; One pouch of screw; One Warranty card;
  • LED Lamp Indication: Green LED: Operation indicator, which flashes at high frequency; Red LED: Failure indicator, which flashes slowly; Blue LED: MPPT indicator, which flashes slowly

Special Features

  • 800 Watts Power Produced
  • Grid tie controller
  • Water proof Grid tie inverter
  • LED lamp indicators
  • 230 volts

 

Gowe Wind Turbine produces 800 Watts of power. It has pretty standard features such as a controller and inverter.

The inverter can be used in two different ways. The first group can contain a maximum of six inverters and can be used for the 220 Volts grid. The second group can contain a maximum of four inverters and can be used for the 110 Volts grid.

A major selling point of this turbine, however, is its LED lights. The presence of the LED lights ensure that we know exactly what is going on with our turbines. However, the above operations can only be performed with the power grid connected.


 

LED lights and their meanings

Green LED lights flashing at high frequency: Operational

Blue LED lights flashing slowly: MPPT indicator

Red LED lights flashing slowly: failure

 

Different types of Red LED lights flashing indicates various types of failures:

Flashing once: Input under voltage or overvoltage

Flashing twice: Power grid under frequency or over frequency

Flashing thrice: Power grid under voltage or overvoltage

Flashing four times: Output overcurrent

Flashing five times: Input overcurrent

Flashing six times: High temperature protection

Flashing seven times: PWM driving under voltage or overvoltage

Flashing eight times: Internal voltage reference under voltage or overvoltage

Flashing nine times: Sensor bias current error

Flashing ten times: Hardware zero passage detection failure.

 

5. ISTABREEZE Set 1.5kW, 24V Windsafe Turbine

 

ISTABREEZE Set 1.5kW, 24V Windsafe, WINDGENERATOR, Charger, I / HCC1500 / 24V (1.5Kw 24V Wind Turbine + Hybrid Charge Controller)
  • System Voltage is 24V Warranty time is 2 year the world's best-selling brand
  • Generator: aluminium material, 3phase AC PMG , Working temperature:-40℃ up to 80℃
  • Special protection: Tilting upwards during storm System Voltage is 24V Rated capacity of windgenerator is 1500W

Special Features

  • Wind / Solar Hybrid Charge Controller
  • Tilts blades upwards during storm
  • Generates 1.5 kilowatts of power

Istabreeze turbines not only make use of wind hybrid charge controller but also a solar charge controller. Its blades are made of plastic added to glass fiber.

The provided controller is an intelligent one that can also be used as a monitor. It charges and controls the battery. It monitors the systems and stops the rotation when the battery is reaching its maximum using its electromagnetic brakes. The system also applies its brakes when the batteries are full. It has 3-phase short-circuit switches which are the brake switches.

Istabreeze turbines have protection against overcharging, lightning strikes, incorrect reverse polarity, short circuit, overload and against deep discharge.

 

6. SouthWest Wind Power Primus

 

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Special Features

  • Easily installed
  • Ideally paired with solar panel (thus ensures that despite the season, power is easily generated)
  • Lightweight design
  • Produces 400 watts of power
  • The blades coupled measure 27 x 12.5 x 9 inches

The southwest turbine is a favorite among many homeowners. It has an advanced microprocessor technology and a really superior performance. This residential kind of turbine also comes with a high level of protection against high winds to ensure that there’s no case of overvoltage.

The included controller is easy to use and operate. It’s 3 blades work quietly, efficiently, and are durable.

 

7. Automax Turbine Generator

 

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  • FEATURES: Integrated automatic braking system to protect from sudden and high wind speed. Easy DIY installation methods with all materials provided. Can be used in conjunction with solar panels. MPPT Maximum power point tracking is included. Made with high quality Polypropylene and Glass Fiber material with a weather resistant seal. Restrictive of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compliance, CE Declaration of Comformity
  • PROTECTION AGAINST: UV protection coating, Sudden voltage surge and wind gust, high wind speeds with integrated automatic braking system + manual braking switch and over charging of battery.
  • SPECIFICATION: Rated power: 1500W, Rated speed: 46 ft/s, Voltage system: 24V, Cut-in wind speed: 5.6mph, Suggested battery capacity: 200A or larger, Number of blades: 3, Rotor diameter: 5.6 ft and Weight: 33 lb.

Special Features

  • 1500 watts of power generated
  • Blades are weather tolerant
  • Comes with nose cone
  • Automatic breaking to prevent against high winds
  • The blades coupled measure 40 x 67 x 67 inches.

Automax turbines are a perfect addition to homes. It generates 1500 watts of power.

The three blades are coated with weather tolerant materials. They also have a braking technology system that prevents any damages during high winds. You can also make use of the manual brakes. The blades are made of polypropylene and fiberglass.

The controller is easy to operate. The whole turbine is easily set up. The do-it-yourself manual ensures that installation incurs no extra cost.

 

Final Words

All seven turbines on this list are suitable for household power generation. When purchasing a suitable pole consider the design of your chosen turbine to make installation easier.

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