More than gimmick? Wind turbines for island operation provide you with electricity on the boat or camper. There are a few things to consider.
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Advisor: Overview of mini wind turbines for garden houses, boats and camper vans Outlook and conclusion
Wind is free, also blows at night and almost always anyway: Wind power is therefore considered a key technology in power generation in Germany. At the moment, the almost 30,000 German wind turbines are mainly located in large systems on land and at sea. The technology is exotic for private individuals. Is that about to change?
In any case, there are smaller wind power plants on the market specifically for private users. These include wind turbines on a mini scale: instead of a diameter of 120 meters like the large turbines, they often only have a diameter of one meter or less. They are aimed at people who want to be self-sufficient with electricity. Wind power has long been an established source of energy on boats. Some system manufacturers also advertise the installation of micro power plants on mobile homes and garden sheds. They then extend the service life of the supply battery, for example, or feed the electricity into a power station that can be used to charge smartphones and the like.
In this article we take a look at the market for these mini systems for island operation and clarify what they can do and what purpose they are actually suitable for.
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