There are two types of wind turbines; horizontal wind turbine
and vertical wind turbine
. They’re also known as HAWT or VAWT, which stands for horizontal axis wind turbine or vertical axis wind turbine.
A horizontal wind turbine is built with a propeller-type rotor on a horizontal axis, rather than on a vertical axis. The rotor’s purpose is to convert the linear motion of wind into rotational energy that is then used to drive a generator. All grid-connected commercial wind turbines today are horizontal.
A horizontal wind turbine is an excellent way to power your home or business. You can sleep soundly at night knowing that you are contributing 0% pollution to the environment and leaving the planet in a better condition for future generations.
Horizontal wind turbines create some residual noise, but never interfere with TV, radio or internet reception.
Research and technology advancements have led to an increase in efficiency with regards to horizontal wind turbines, and prices have dropped considerably over the years. However, a horizontal wind turbine will require some maintenance. Overall, horizontal wind turbines are cost effective and will not only save you money, but help you profit as well if you decide to sell back your unused electricity to your local power company.
The only condition to owning a horizontal wind turbine is that you live in an area with regular wind activity. If so, a horizontal wind turbine could help save you money and preserve the environment.