WIND POWER is CHEAP and PLENTIFUL. A Green Source of Energy for BOONDOCKING.

Use Wind power to recharge your RV batteries!

Contrary to solar panels which are very popular among RVers, wind power is not as well known. However, it is another 'green' source of energy that can be used for charging rechargeable batteries of recreational vehicles.

It is an intermittent resource since you need wind and depending where you are, it may be absent or not strong enough to create sufficient power.

A wind generator normally starts producing a reasonable amount of energy with a minimum wind velocity of 15 mph (24 kph).

As the 'supply' of wind is concerned, winter months and specific locations along the coast, the southwest desert or along mountain ranges offer more windy conditions.

Some of you may have seen little wind turbines on sail boats. In fact, in the boat community, since they navigate in windy conditions, they have been discovered a long time ago.

The benefits of a rv wind generator are similar to solar panels.

As another alternative source of energy, it is also clean and safe. It has hardly no maintenance and no pollution.

However, we must admit that it is not as silent as solar power since a wind turbine has a propeller moving.

Functioning day and night on sunny or cloudy days, its best use is probably as a complement to solar energy.

For RVers deciding to live a few months a year in a location where they may own a piece of land, a permanent installation of a wind generator on a mast would serve as a useful addition to solar panels.

It would charge batteries when the sun is absent at night or on cloudy days.

This would allow a RVer to boondock almost permanently on his/her property as long as the energy is concerned. However, disposal of waste still has to be addressed in such situation.

Have a look at some wind generators available at:

Southwest Windpower

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