News & Articles on Small & Household Size Wind Turbines

Small wind turbines encompass a broad range of wind turbines from micro turbines, to mini turbines, to household-size turbines. Wind turbines in these size classes may have power ratings from a few watts to dozens of kW. Internationally, this category includes wind turbines up to 15 meters (49 feet) in diameter. Wind turbines of this size may have power ratings from 50 to 100 kW.

While ducted or shrouded wind turbines and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines can be of any size, they are listed here because they are outside the mainstream of the commercial wind industry.

Northern Power Systeems' Nps 100 At The Girvan Community Hospital, Scotland.

Saying Goodbye to a Cold-Weather Workhorse: Northwind 100

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After arriving at NREL in February 2001, the Northern Power Systems’ NorthWind 100 wind turbine was used for a variety of wind energy research projects such as early hybrid wind/diesel systems for deployment in Alaska. In cooperation with NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Northern Power Systems developed the NorthWind 100 to demonstrate extreme cold-weather operation in Vermont, Colorado, Alaska, the South Pole, and eventually a futuristic application on Mars.

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Upcoming Small Wind Conference at the Folkecenter

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Paul Gipe

Later this week is the Folkecenter’s 8th Small Wind Conference, following quickly on the heels of the great Husum Wind …

Clarkson University Visser Turbine

Small Ducted Turbines on the March in New York

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Paul Gipe

On 14 June the Adirondack Explorer reported that two small ducted wind turbines have been installed in the Adirondack Mountains …

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Power Performance Test Report for the SWIFT Wind Turbine

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Paul Gipe

NREL’s field test report on Renewable Devices Swift in 2011 can be found here: Power Performance Test Report for the …

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2022 Report on Britain’s Successful Small-Scale Renewables Program

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Paul Gipe

Despite the Tories best efforts to kill them, small-scale renewables have continued to grow under Britain’s pioneering feed-in tariff program. …

Camden Hills Regional High School Windplanners celebrate 10 years of energy production with wind turbine

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Sadie Woodruff

Ten years of the turbine in our backyard has shown we can coexist with wind energy.

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