Driven by his desire to go green, Tim Williams recently became the first San Diego resident to install a wind turbine at his home. The 3.4-kW Falcon turbine, a product of WePOWER, has since gone live, and will hopefully convince other homeowners to follow suit.
This particular model is conducive to residential homes because it is vibration- and noise-resistant. In addition, the Falcon turbine is virtually maintenance-free and poses no threat to birds.
In order to have the turbine approved, it had to be presented before the County Building Department and inspected by a third party. TUV SUD America, Inc., a company that exists solely for testing and certification, approved the job after inspection.
WePower is now a leader in the wind power industry, outfitting such big names as AT&T, Best Buy, Tata Energy, and Lockheed Martin. They also have a wide array of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines that set them apart from the rest: 600W, 1.2kW, 3.4kW, 5.5kW, and 12kW.
Each qualifies for a 30-percent federal tax credit and is backed by the California Energy Commission.
As San Diego residents take note of Tim Williams’ cost-effective Falcon turbine, WePower expects similar installations to crop up throughout the region.
Kayla Albert is CalFinder’s go-getter who is always on the cutting edge of new trends in any arena, from green remodeling to residential solar power. Find information about solar panels and solar installers at CalFinder.
VAWT photo used with permission from WePower. For more information, visit WePower’s Falcon information page.