An RV wind generator, in conjunction with a good inverter, can supply electricity directly to various electrical/electronic appliances, such as a radio or TV. It can also store electricity in a battery or battery bank.
Or Part Of A Hybrid Configuration
A windmill generator can be used as a stand-alone device, or as part of a hybrid system, consisting of gen-sets and solar cell panels.
As an example, if you are subject to cloudy weather and windy conditions, a wind machine would be your electrical source. When it is sunny but calm, solar panels would, of course, work well.
Here again, most Class C Motorhome owners will not need three sources of power for their rigs. However, if you are a serious RV boondocker, and you do not always want to chase the sun, these wind power generators may suit your needs.
For those who truly want to be free of the grid, your major decision will be to determine whether or not your chosen destination will supply enough windy or sunny days.
You need to know two things before you know if wind would be a reliable energy source:
These machines are unique in that wind speed and related windmill power output is not linear like a gen-set or a solar panel.
To A Windmill Generator
An RV Wind Generator can be a very good source of electricity. They do have advantages along with certain disadvantages.
There are a ton of sites on the web selling wind power generators. You can even build one if you want to. Again, there is a lot of information out there on how to do this.
I'm not making recommendations on any particular wind generator. My personal feeling is, they are not for everyone. You would need a large battery bank to take full advantage of this type of technology.
I'm thinking that a small RV wind generator would be a great benefit for someone who plans to be on location for an extended period of time.
Also, this location has to supply the sustained wind that would be required.
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