We are not living in a cave era. Meaning, everything runs on electricity; and with the consistent price hikes of electricity, the bills are skyrocketing. This is nothing short of a nightmare specially for those who are on a tight budget. Also, it is adding fuel to the worsening global warming phenomenon. There is a very simple two word solution to all these problems: “Wind Turbine”.
Investing in a wind turbine for your home might put a dent in your pocket, but what’s worse is buying one that is not even worth your money. Therefore, it’s better to cry once than spending hundreds of bucks every other month.
Technological advancements come with its pros and cons. At one end you have many products each better than the previous, but on the other end, you cannot be sure if the product will actually deliver what it claims. Here is a list of the top ten wind turbines that will surely not make you regret your purchase.
1) ECO-WORTHY 600 Watts Wind Solar Power:
All the folks who are looking for an eco-friendly products, the title must have caught your attention, right. Well as the name says, this model is very environment friendly.
It comes with high quality patented blades with efficient twisted aerodynamic design, makes the rotor run smoothly, reliably and quietly.
It has high wind usage which will add to the annual energy production. Fully integrated regulator that automatically shuts down when the batteries are completely charged, preventing overcharging.
The controller is designed with over load protection and short circuit protection functions. Controller has five connections; green line for wind turbine, red is the positive for all connections, blue is the negative for solar panel, black is the negative for battery, yellow is the negative for load.
Panels are placed outside where they have to endure every type of weather that results in the panels being damaged, but not with this boy, it is equipped with corrosion resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades as well as withstand high winds and snow loads.
It has wind and solar hybrid system to meet your power supply requirment under different weather condition. It is ideally suited for the leisure sector, perfect for charging batteries for boats, gazebos, cabins or mobile homes, green windmills, home, corporate and industrial energy supplements.
- 1 piece Wind Generator
- 2 pieces Solar Panel
- 1 piece Hybrid Controller
- 1 piece 9.45inch Cable with MC4 Connectors
- Voltage: 12-24V
- Rated wind speed: 5 mph
- Maximum wind speed: 3 mph
- Battery capacity: 200 – 400AH
- Tower diameter: 80mm
- Altitude of tower: 15ft – 32ft
- Net weight: 17 lbs
ECO-WORTHY 600 Watts Wind Solar Power
- Endures harsh weather
- Easy to use
- Comes with solar panels
- Tower is included
- Manual needs clearer instructions
2) Windmax HY400 500 Watt:
The option of generating green energy and going off-grid through solar power has gained a lot of fans in recent years, but the Windmax HY400 500 Watt is out to show users that it can be just as simple with wind power.
While the Windmax HY 400 is not going to blow you away with the level of craftsmanship, it certainly is a good starting model. It features a five-blade design with a maximum power output of 500W at 12 volts. You might get as much as 18 amps at wind speed of 6 meters per second. Not bad for an entry level turbine. It helps in generating electricity in a fairly simpler way.
The turbine does feature electromagnetic brakes so it can automatically stop spinning at high wind speeds and it is made of thermoplastic materials which are supposed to make it go round and round safely, without fear of cracking or breaking. Electromagnetic braking is used in combination with aerodynamic braking to reduce the rotational speed of the generator in high wind condition. This product is made for small scale use because of the size of the turbine.
There are some clear limitations to this product, both in terms of the package and the performance offered and this suggests that this turbine is best used as either a starting point or as a backup system.
- 1 piece Generator
- 5 pieces blades
- 1 controller
- Weight: 58 lbs
- Wattage: 500w
- Startup speed: 5mph
- Maximum wind speed: 60 mph
Windmax HY400 500 Watt
- Small in size
- Light weighted
- Good for beginners
- Doesn’t come with a pole
- Not strong enough for harsh weather
- Not for long use
3) Tumo-Int 1000W 3Blades Wind Turbine:
This model has such a smooth and lustrous exterior. This wind turbine has 3 blades with true symmetrical and twisted aerodynamic design which ensures rotor capture maximum power from wind energy and operates in amazingly low noise and little vibration, which is the best feature in my opinion, because it won’t matter how good the turbine and panels are, if they are going to be noisy.
Optimized design of aerodynamic contour and structure enable the generator to start-up in low wind speed, and improve the utilization of wind energy, so that the annual power generation can be increased.
Adopts mechanical and electromagnetic dual over-speed control design, improve safety and reliability in operation.
The shell is robust and tight. It is made of aluminum alloy die-casting, with double bearing carrier, strong anti-typhoon capacity, safe and reliable operation. The wind turbine can be used for 15 years without any maintenance if it is correctly applied. It has an auto windward direction adjustment. By operating with the controller, it can monitor the data constantly during operation and give fault alarm in time. Alarm contents are stored automatically for future reference.
Monitoring items are comprehensive and graphically displayed.
The software is fully functioned, displaying wind or solar battery data, store operational data, modify parameters, and control the status of wind turbine.
- 11000W Tumo Int wind turbine generator kit
- 1 1000W wind and solar hybrid charge controller
- 6 sample cables
- 1 user manual
- Temperature: -40 ° C ~ 80 ° C
- Rated Power: 1000W
- Power: 1050W
- Voltage with MPPT: 24V
- Number of blades: 3
- Start-up wind speed: 5m/s
- Rated wind speed: 5m/s
- Survival wind speed : 40m/s
Tumo-Int 1000W 3Blades Wind Turbine:
- Free Maintenance
- Small Vibration& Silent
- Small size
- User friendly design
- Multi-language version
- Does not come with a pole
4) Automaxx Windmill 1500W 24V 60A Wind Turbine:
The name automaxx is pretty much self explanatory. It has an integrated automatic braking system to protect from sudden and high wind speed. If you are using a wind turbine for the first time, do not worry it has very easy DIY installation methods with all materials provided along. It can be used in conjunction with solar panels. Maximum power point tracking built into the wind turbine generator.
The 1500W wind turbine is durable, low maintenance and one of the most powerful wind turbine having weighing at only 33 lbs. Coated with special high weather tolerant protection spray to protect the wind turbine from the elements such as rain. It is a completely self-sustaining stand-alone device that will continuously generates 100% clean green renewable energy, without you being present or around it. Cut off all those energy bills, because you will be making your own clean green electricity.
It is made with high quality Polypropylene and glass fiber material with a weather resistant seal. It offers protection from sudden voltage surge, wind gusts, high wind speed with integrated automatic braking system.
- 1 piece generator
- 3 pieces blades
- 1 piece charge controller
- 1 piece pole
- Rated power: 1500 W
- Rated speed: 31 mph
- Voltage system: 24 V
- Cut-in wind speed: 6 mph
- Suggested battery capacity: 200A or larger
- Rotor diameter: 6 ft
- Weight: 33 lb.
Automaxx Windmill 1500W 24V 60A Wind Turbine:
- Beginner friendly
- Automatic braking system
- Easy to operate
- Weather tolerant
5) Primus Wind Power 1-AR40-10-12 Air 40 Wind Turbine:
The name makes it sound like a big cool gadget. Well it isn’t exactly big but it is a really cool piece of machinery. Primus Wind Power’s AIR 40 12VDC wind generator is the best renewable energy choice for applications on land. It is specifically designed for off-grid homes, cabins, water pumping, lighting, telecom and anywhere you need electricity and have wind. The AIR 40 is an ideal wind turbine for hybrid systems using solar power. It can also be used in conjunction with a solar system to supplement battery charging. It is not intended for marine applications. It is designed to work in medium to high wind environments.
Just because it is small and light weighted as compared to other wind turbines, doesn’t mean it won’t work as well, it can withstand harsh weather conditions. The body is constructed of permanent mold cast aluminum and the three blades are made of carbon-molded composite.
It operates efficiently across a wide-range of wind speeds, providing energy for telecom, water pumping, lighting, off-grid homes, or other low energy demand battery charging applications.
It is equipped with advanced micro processor technology for superior performance and high wind protection without mechanical braking.
In most wind speeds, blades have been designed to provide a more smooth operation, robust energy and efficient energy capture. Lightweight design is simple and easy-to-install; integrated controller for plug-and-play operation. Pair with solar PV for redundant energy production year-round. It produces 40 kWh of energy per month generating energy in a wide range of wind speeds.
- 1 piece generator
- 3 pieces injection molded blades
- 1 piece integrate controller
- Energy 40 kWh
- Weight 13 lbs
- Voltage 12, 24 and 48 VDC
- Survival Wind Speed 110 mph
- Wind Speed Operating Range 7-49 mph
- Optimum Wind Speed Range 10-49 mph
Primus Wind Power 1-AR40-10-12 Air 40 Wind Turbine:
- Light weight design
- Easy to install
- Supplements battery charging
- Quieter blades
- Pole not included
- Solar panels not included
6) Happybuy Wind Turbine Generator 400W:
It sounds like a customer who bought it and was satisfied with the function named this product. The wind turbine is made entirely of high quality aluminum and stainless steel fittings. It is not only lightweight, small in size, but also compact in shape.
The blade material is made of high-strength plastic with 30% carbon fiber and anti-UV, anti-corrosion material, which is both beautiful and durable. It has an automatic braking mechanism designed to protect against sudden and high wind speed.
You can set up the wind turbine in no time with the DIY-set-up instructions and with all the materials needed that come along with it. The 400W wind turbine is durable, low maintenance the wind turbine is incredibly easy to set up, very quiet, highly efficient.
The generator uses a permanent magnet rotor alternator, with a special stator design, making the rotor and generator have more favorable matching characteristics, the unit operation reliability. The unique magnetic circuit design makes the starting torque very small, which can effectively ensure the wind turbine’s breeze starting ability.
Even during storms, the air movement of this wind turbine can provide reliable power. The wind turbine has a complete stand alone power supply system that operates safely in a wide range of harsh climates.
It is the most versatile option for homes, businesses, & industrial energy supplementation. It is the ideal power supply system for scattered households, posts, weather stations, communications base stations, highways, scenic spots and other places. Well suited for the leisure sector, it is famous for battery charging on boats, gazebos or chalets.
- 1 piece 3 phase generator
- 5 pieces of blades
- 1 pole
- 1 piece controller
- Wattage: 410 W.
- Voltage: 12 V.
- Rated Speed: 800r/min
- Tower Height: 15′ – 33′
- Product Dimensions 25 x 24 x 9 inches
- Weight 8 lbs
Happybuy Wind Turbine Generator 400W:
- Light weight
- Small in size
- Automatic braking system present
- Withstands harsh weather
- Charge controller doesn’t work well
7) Ista Breeze Set Wind Generator:
This new Ista Breeze product provides energy automatically and with smart hybrid charger under heavy conditions. It is a wind turbine which can be used in long term. Turbine components can be sized according to need.
Heat distribution through aluminum body provides low thermal load that provide long service life even high ambient temperature. Generator shaft is made of stainless steel. It works with two capsules and an oiled roller bearing. At front bearing, special frictionless and sealed disc prevent moisture and dust. The maintenance free sliding touch guarantees a good current flow and therefore no cable twisting in the mast.
Ista Breeze Wind Turbine which can be used in weak, middle and strong wind, but this generator is designed especially for strong wind areas. The blades and the box are made of fiberglass-enhanced, sturdy and exceptionally lightweight plastic.
If there is no electric grid or electric grid has problems then these are İdeal products especially for off-grid systems.
If you are a home owner at an area where you get 20+ mph winds frequently then this is a good quality low cost product to start harvesting energy.
- 1 piece 3 phase generator
- 1 Hybrid charge controller
- 3 pieces blades
- Package Dimensions 8 x 16.1 x 8.3 inches
- Power: 420 W
- Voltage: 12V-24V
- Weight: 14 lbs
Ista Breeze Set Wind Generator:
- Light weighted
- Electric brake
- Mast not included
- Doesn’t produce amperage until in 17 mph range
8) YaeTek 400W Wind Turbine Generator:
This is a really small sized cute wind turbine, but again just because it is small doesn’t mean it will not do the job as well as others. As it is small sized, it is very easy to install and maintain. It has a high wind power utilization and does not produce much noise either just low vibration. The rotor blades are made of very strong thermoplastic. At the tip, the blades may be moving at velocities over 15 m/s.
They have an enormous charge current even at low wind speeds. It is perfect wind turbine generator for green windmill, homes, businesses, and industrial energy supplementation! It is light weighted so you don’t need a storm to start it up, it has a very low start up speed.
In case of extreme weather you will need to activate the brake manuallyYour YaeTek 400 Watt Wind Turbine has been designed to run for long periods without requiring any maintenance. The model is equipped with sophisticated electronics designed to provide protection from electrical dangers
Your turbine’s operation will be halted to reduce the risk of damage due to overcharge and over spin of the rotor blades. This process of braking is handled internally through the turbine’s electronics. It is designed to operate in most climatic conditions.
- 1 x Wind Turbine
- 1 x Wind Controller
- 3 x Blades
- 1 x Nose Cone
- 1 x Manual
- Power :
- Voltage : 27-54V.
- Start-up Wind Speed : 2m/s.
- Tower Height : 5m-10m.
- Battery Capacity : 200AH-400AH.
- Weight: 17 lbs
YaeTek 400W Wind Turbine Generator:
- Light weighted
- Easy to install
- Tower not available
9) 11 Blade Missouri General Freedom II Wind Turbine:
Out of all the wind turbines that we’ve reviewed this one has the most gorgeous sleek design that can make any tech savvy person drool. If the exterior is not enough to make a person drool, then let me tell you this boy is one of the highest amp model, up to 2000 watts of output.
This low wind speed turbine is ideal for home, remote or business uses.
Uncomplicated and effective, the turbine uses a long-term wire tension system. The single power transmission cord never twists because the wind never spins the turbine around in the same direction hundreds of times. Typically, the wind only comes from two directions.
Metal components are fully hot dipped galvanized, hub is zinc plated, it will not rust. You know how you have to paint your turbines after a few months, well not this boy. It does not need to be painted or special coated for up to 50 years under normal conditions
It has raptor carbon fiber blades withstand 125 mph that is guaranteed to last a lifetime, will not break under normal use. It has a 28 magnet rotor inside and a skewed stator core for easy turning and comes with 2 rectifiers.
Heavy-duty 2 arms tail assembly, fin measures 29″ tall for maximum tracking.
- Comes with 11 nylon carbon fiber composite blades.
- Aerodynamically tapered Genuine raptor generation 4 Blades for maximum output.
- Steel blade hub is 1/4” thick x 9” in diameter
- 125,000 hours + of rated bearing life.
- Number of blades: 11
- Weight: 59 lbs
- Power: 2000 Watts
- Volts: 12-24 Volts
11 Blade Missouri General Freedom II Wind Turbine:
- Strong blades
- Sleek design
- Heavy weighted
10) YiiYYaa 5 Blades DC24V Horizontal Wind Turbine:
Last but not the least comes the YiiYYaa Wind turbine. This model is equipped with very advanced technology. It has a low wind speed start-up, if you live in an area where there is slow wind do not worry, this model has got your back. It has high wind power utilization.
This model does not produce noise, which is an ideal quality as noisy products tend to cause annoyance. It only makes low vibration.
If you are using a wind turbine for the first time, then this is ideal for you as it has very beginner friendly design, which is easy to install and maintain.
It comes with 5 blades reinforced with glass fiber, which along with optimized structure and aerodynamic shape, enhances wind power coefficient and power generating capacity. Using patented permanent magnet generator and special stator, it effectively reduces torque resistance and guarantees stability.
- 1 Wind turbine generator
- 5 Rotor blades
- 1 Charge controller
- 1 User manual
- 1 Mounting accessories bag
- Rated voltage: 24V
- Power: 800W
- Weight: 14 lbs
- Wheel diameter: 1.3m
- Rated wind speed: 13m/s
- Survival wind speed: 50m/s
- Blades material: Nylon fiber
- Working temperature: -40℃-80℃
YiiYYaa 5 Blades DC24V Horizontal Wind Turbine:
- Low wind speed start up
- Large sized so requires space
Every wind turbine offers a separate package. Some are very light weighted, some can withstand difficult weather conditions, some are easy to install. Before making a purchase, the first thing you need to get straight is what qualities are you looking for.
A buyer’s guide will help you narrow down the list of qualities that you are looking for. Once you have narrowed down the list, then it becomes somewhat easy to shortlist a few products and then select one that befits your requirements more suitably.
We have made a buyer’s guide that will help you know which key points you have to keep in mind, while purchasing a wind turbine.
What size do I need?
The size of the wind turbine you need depends on your application. Small turbines range in size from 20 Watts to 100 kilowatts. The smaller turbines are used in applications such as charging batteries for recreational vehicles and sailboats. Turbines used in residential applications can range in size from 400 Watts to 100 kW depending on the amount of electricity you want to generate.
Once you have established the reason for what you will be using it for, you can determine the size that you need.
For residential applications, you should establish an energy budget and see whether financial incentives are available. This information will help determine the turbine size you will need. One- to 10-kW turbines can be used in applications such as pumping water.
Is there enough wind on my side?
Another major point to be consider is if there is enough wind in your area to start up the turbine. If you live in a really windy area then this point should not concern you but if you live in an area where the wind speed is low, then find out the wind speed and check a turbine that starts at low wind speed such as the YaeTek Wind turbine requires low wind speed to start up.
What’s the price range?
Another factor to consider is the price of the turbine. If you are a beginner on a budget then this point is very important. You need to find a product that falls in your budget and even if you are going out of your budget, then find one that will pay off its price. HY500 is an ideal model for you, it is not only affordable but is also beginner friendly.
Can it endure harsh weathers?
In my opinion, this is the most important factor. No matter how pricey, light weighted and amazing the product, all these qualities will go to waste if it is not able to withstand different weather conditions. Some turbines need to be taken down to prevent them from breakage. Is that not irritating? Taking it down every time there is a storm and then putting it back up after. Find one that can withstand harsh weather conditions so you do not have to worry about your money being stormed away. HappyBuy wind turbine is the one you should go for, if you live in an area where storms are always around the corner.
Is it suitable for home?
Wind turbines have many models, some are suitable for small usages like boats and water pumping. You need to be sure that the one you have selected is best suited for home. In my opinion, you should go for Tumo-Int 1000W, which produces enough amps for an entire house.
Wind turbines have been in use for decades. At first, it was used by people living in remote areas where they had no access to electricity or farmers using small turbines for water pumping.
One of the major reason wind turbines are in demand today is the drastic change in climate in the past decade. People are opting for more environment friendly ways of living.
Looking for gadgets these days has become no less than a nuisance. There are so many companies offering the same type products that you just do not know which one to go for, which company to trust. This is where our buyer’s guide will come in handy. We have compiled a list of all the points you should be noting before making a purchase.