How are wind turbines used with solar power generation?

Did you know that solar panels are not the only means of producing free energy for your home? In fact, there are a number of other methods of power generation which can be used to produce the power you need. One such method is through wind turbines.

Wind turbines can often be used in conjunction with solar panels in a solar system to add to the power produced and usitlize the wind as well as the sun. This results in a very effective system which covers two main areas of power generation. But how exactly do they work?

The wind turbine will be planned and built into the solar system, so that the power generated will be "placed" in the same place that the power from the solar panels goes. They work in a similar priciple to a solar panel, produce power from a natural element. When wind blows, it spins the blades which spin a shaft that is connected to an electrical generator which produces the electricity. The electricity is then either fed into the electrical grid, or to your batteries, depending on whether the system is grid connected or independent.

If you think you could benefit from a wind turbine with your solar system, talk to us today and we will advise you on whether it is a worthwhile investment for your solar electric or heating system.