07 August 2007
Skystream wind generator
We recently came across this residential wind generator, the Skystream 3.7. The skystream takes the usual selection of wind power products to a new level. It looks good, has noise levels well below a lot of the others and has the controls and inverter built in, rather than being separate bits of equipment.
There is a lot of talk about the benefits of PV solar panels for residential renewable energy, but very little about wind power. In our opinion, wind power represents a better return on investment compared to PV panels. The equivalent generation capacity in wind can be up to 50% less expensive than PV panels. As long as you have got the space and reliability of wind that is.
To balance out seasonal fluctuations, a hybrid system of wind and PV panels is the way to go.
The Skystream isn't available in Australia until late 2007.