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.
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.
You can read more about our high-profile installations in our Case Studies.
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.
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. Visit our Solutions page to learn more!