Wind Energy Arden NC

Local resource for wind energy in Arden, NC. Includes detailed information on local business es provide access to kinetic energy, forms of energy, mechanical energy, and electrical energy as well as advice and content on green energy and windmills.

Green Brothers Solar, LLC
(828) 280-7287
8 White Ave
Asheville, NC
Services
solar thermal, Solar PV, Radiant floor, Training

Sundance Power Systems, Inc.
(828) 645-2080
11 Salem Hill Rd.
Weaverville, NC
Services
Solar Electricity, Solar Hot Water, Radiant Floor Heat, Wind and Hydro Power for Residential and Commercial Systems.

NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
 
Haas & Kennedy Engineers
(704) 333-6590
212 N Mcdowell St
Charlotte, NC
 
Bowman Mechanical Services
(919) 772-6460
145 Technical Court
Garner, NC
Services
geothermal and conventional HVAC

Asheville Geothermal Inc.
(828) 712-6786
PO Box 18757
Asheville, NC
Services
Geothermal HVAC Systems

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
 
Appalachian State University
(252) 717-9730
PO Box 9096
Boone, NC
 
Viking Energy
(704) 540-9089
13860 Ballantyne Corporate Pl Ste 140
Charlotte, NC
 
Asheville Geothermal Inc.
(828) 712-6786
PO Box 18757
Asheville, NC
Services
Geothermal HVAC Systems

Wind Energy Economic Effects

Wind energy is free. It does not have to be imported or mined or harvested in any way, other than through a wind energy system. Once the initial financial outlay has been made, there is some regular maintenance, but the resource is by and large zero cost.

Surprisingly, though, wind accounts for far less than half a percentage point of the US electricity generation, as of 2003. Although wind energy remains capital intensive, the cost is coming down annually. In fact, (according to the US Department of Energy), in the 1980's, wind energy cost 40 cents per kWh, and the cost today is less than 5 cents per kWh. And in the meantime, the cost of non-renewable energy has continued to climb.

The day is not far off when wind and other renewable energies will be demonstrably cheaper than non-renewables such as fossil fuel.

There are other benefits to wind, too. Wind power already employs thousands of people all over the American North and Midwest, and the numbers will continue to rise. The USDE estimates that wind will create as much as 80,000 jobs by the year 2020....

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Wind Energy: Choosing a Supplier

Wind energy dealers are separate from manufacturers and other middle men in terms of the fact that they are there to help. Most dealers will be full of helpful information, and it will be in your best interest to learn as much from them as you possibly can.

Here are some basic tips in finding and consulting with a wind power system supplier.

Go local, if possible
The closer a dealer is to your own location the more likely he is to know about your local weather conditions, wind availability and other important factors. On the other hand, you want a reputable dealer knowledgeable of all aspects of the system you are installing.

Get as many catalogues as you can
There is also a lot of information available online (including this guide, of course).

Guarantees
For how long do they guarantee, and against what do they guarantee?

The more information you can get, the fuller your understanding will be.

Here are some other important questions about any dealer:

  • How long have they been in business?
  • How many years of experience do they have altogether?
  • Are they familiar with all local zoning and electrical requirements and codes?
  • What do they know about state (or provincial) and national incentives?
  • Can they supply you with a list of references?
  • What after-installation service do they offer?
  • Can they provide you with updated manuals and catalogues?
  • Do they have background information (tests, etc.) on equipment?
  • Are they a member of...

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