Small wind, also called distributed wind, refers to wind energy installed below utility scales, most often at homes or businesses, both small and large, that allow that site to take a percentage or entirety of its energy usage off of the utility grid. This type of energy is more consistent higher off the ground, which explains the thirty-story height of the horizontal turbines seen on large wind farms. With advances in siting tools and wind turbine design, we are able to use the wind found closer to ground level to produce energy efficiently, allowing more accessibilty to this eco energy and less dependance on conventional energy.
Why vertical axis wind turbines?
Wind turbines are designed to produce energy across a wide range of wind speeds and wind conditions. Vertical axis wind turbines go one step further, harnessing winds from all directions simultaneously. UGE wind turbines are also very quiet, and it certainly helps that our turbines are pleasing to the eye. UGE has grown to be the world’s leading manufacturer of vertical axis wind turbines through its dedication to design, energy output, and superlative customer service via our worldwide network of local partners.
Wind energy is one of the most affordable renewable resources. Incentives for clean energy production – at your home or business – drop the price even further, ranging from great feed-in-tariffs in Europe to a 30% tax credit in the US. Your local UGE Partner will help you understand all of the available tax credits and incentives in your area, wherever in the world you may be. UGE wind turbines are an excellent choice for both urban and rural customers, commercial developers and residential homeowners.