Wind Systems

All About Wind

Although wind has been harnessed for centuries, it has only recently emerged as a modern energy solution. Prior to the 21st century, wind power was often used to pump water from wells and drive grain and textile mills. Over the last twenty years, advances in technology and design have reduced the cost of wind energy by more than 80 percent, making wind the cheapest form of renewable energy. In 2008, UGE emerged as a world leader in small wind energy based our novel turbine design, which increases power generation and efficiency and reduces noise and safety concerns. Our success led to a product partnership with General Electric and commercial partnerships with a number of the world's leading distributed energy companies.

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Is Wind Right for Me?

The first question you should ask yourself is if installing a wind turbine is the right choice for you. Placement of your turbine, or “siting,” is of the utmost importance when deciding to install a small wind system. Fortunately, UGE offers full and unrivaled assistance in this area.

Although there are some online sources that help you estimate your local wind speed, wind varies greatly on a small scale and these online sources may not be relevant for your specific location. There are several ways we can better assist you! Our first suggestion is to contact one of our local partners or one of our sales representatives.

Our experts deal with siting and planning issues every day, and they will be able to provide you with an estimate of how much energy a turbine may provide you. They can also help you determine the best site on your property, be it a roof, lawn, or remote location.

We also offer an anemometer to measure wind speeds and weather conditions on-location called the 1st Step: It’s an easy-to-use, inexpensive, all-in-one weather station. When you purchase a wind turbine from UGE, the price of the 1st Step will be credited toward your new system.












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