With our residential wind power system ratings, you can cut through all of the sales hype and find value. We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their reviews.
Our selection for top residential wind turbine is from ENDURANCE WIND POWER. These are the state of the art wind turbines as they are designed for less than perfect wind conditions. Their motoring technology allows the turbines to be started at lower wind velocities and they have a dual caliper disc braking system to protect them in excessive wind conditions. They produce grid-ready power without the need for an inverter and are backed by a very good warranty.
We continue our reviews with an alphabetical list of the manufacturers. You can continue to browse our list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.
This manufacturer offers both vertical and horizontal wind turbines that are backed by a good warranty. The vertical units are available in six sizes and can be purchased through dealers or directly from the manufacturer. (The horizontal units receive a 1* rating.)
This brand offers five sizes of basic horizontal downwind turbines. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These units are custom built vertical wind turbines. They are only available in Chicago and San Francisco right now. They offer hybrid systems which combine solar panels with the wind turbine. The systems are modular and can be stacked on top of each other to increase power output.
These units are made in Japan by ZEPHYR CORPORATION. They offer horizontal upwind turbines with low mass carbon fiber rotor blades. The units have a power assist function that allows the rotor to start at lower wind speeds. They can be used for grid tied or off grid systems and are sold through dealers.
This brand is made in China and offers a wide selection of models but the V2 is our pick for their best. The V2 model is a vertical turbine with automatic control and electromagnetic braking.
This brand offers both horizontal and vertical turbines that can be purchased directly from them. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.