Small Wind in Georgia
Wind energy systems can range in size and in the amount of power that they produce. Many small businesses, homeowners, and farmers are beginning to install small wind turbines on their properties for a number of applications ranging from powering a small battery bank for back up power, to reducing utility bills, to completely offsetting any need for interconnection to the electric grid.
According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) a small wind turbine is a turbine with a rated capacity below 100 kW. In general, small wind turbines need to be installed in areas that experience a consistent wind over 8 mph. In the state of Georgia this often occurs at higher elevations in north Georgia. General siting guidelines for small wind-electric systems can be found in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Small Wind Electric Systems: A U.S. Consumer’s Guide report.
Georgia Small Wind Installers
There are a number of companies in Georgia that have begun to install small wind systems for residential and commercial properties. Please see below for a list of installers*:
1. OneWorld Sustainable, Inc.
2. Soenso Energy
Address: 2010 Country Squire Road, Marietta, Georgia USA 30062
3. Solairgen, Inc.
Address: 119 Highway 52 West, Dahlonega, Georgia USA 30533
4. Southern SunPower
Address: 704 Cowboy Trail, Ellijay, Georgia USA 30540
Web Site: http://www.southsunpower.com
5. United Renewable Energy
Address: PO Box 3861, Alpharetta, Georgia USA 30023
Address: 1010 Elder Heights Drive, Bishop, Georgia USA 30621
7. American Solar and Alternative Energy Solutions, Inc.
Address: PO Box 768593, Roswell, Georgia USA 30076
*The Georgia Wind Working Group does not endorse specific companies. It is to the discretion of the consumer to choose an appropriate company to work with.
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Small Wind Resources
1. American Wind Energy Association
Industry information on small wind turbine applications, including costs, siting, wildlife impact, and installation.
2. Appalachian State University Small Wind Research Demonstration Site: Appalachian State University operates a national renowned small wind turbine research and demonstration site in Boone, NC. ASU often hosts workshops to share expertise with those interested in further exploring a wide variety of renewable energy systems, including small wind systems.
3. Wind Turbine Equipment Providers: List of small wind turbine companies and profiles.