A bad place and your wind turbine will not produce anything

The place of your wind turbine is very important

It must be out of high obstacles like big trees, building or mountains.

The rule is that the ends of the blades must be located 10 meters above any obstacle or 100 meters ground distance of obstacles.

In these conditions, it obtains a "laminar" wind in the rotor. So most of the time your mat must measures at least twelve meters high, 15 or 18 being most common.

Even if no law prohibits it in Madagascar, it is safer not to install wind turbine in town. If this happens, ask a security perimeter at least the length of the mat plus the length of the blades. This area is also called fall perimeter.

On noise, most machines now on sale produce less noise than the win in the trees. This point had been extremely exaggerated by people who are against wind power energy and who have nothing against a power line or a nuclear power plant nearby.

A lot of wind power owner say they do not heard anything, even big windy days.

A compass rose can be helpful in choosing your location. It will help you to choose the most exposed orientation.

If you can not find a compass rose for your area, observation of your environment should be able to give you clues. A small survey of elders is also often helpful...

You can click here to find the wind stats of Madagascar for free...

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