To calculate an estimate of how much electricity each turbine can produce under excellent and average wind conditions, see the home page of www.wind-inc.com.
In most parts of Texas, west and north of Fort Worth, and on up into Oklahoma, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa, winds can show ranges from 11 to 22 miles per hour.
Many, many areas will average 15 mph or better if there are no obstructions. Open areas, areas near open water, hills, and especially as elevations increase to the west, average winds increase. Chicago, is known for it's winds, and parts of Ohio, Indianna, and areas north, fronting on the Great Lakes show excellent winds. Coastal winds from the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, to the Atlantic Ocean have good winds.
"While there are so many variables, it is hard to produce anything but an estimate, this will help answer many questions. It is based upon an electric cost that you input for your area. In Texas, the average rate is 14 to 15 cents per killowatt hour" Said Ben Boothe Sr., Chairman of the company.
Power costs to a typical American business or home, throughout the Southwestern USA, range from 10 cents to 25 cents per killowatt hour. Most estimates suggest that electric power rates will continue to increase over the next 20 years, at a rate of 5% to 9% per annum.
As the economy improves, the world demand for oil will continue to exceed production, suggesting that energy prices will increase signficantly.
"It is just a matter of time, until the average retail rate in America, goes up. Take a look at Europe."
European electric rates, in France and Germany range from 30 to 50 cents pKh.
Simply go to the home page, and input the turbine, and the wind speeds for your area, the dollar electricity conversion will be calculated for you automatically. This tool is not meant to be an absolute number, but an estimate that may be of help to you when considering which wind turbine is best for you!