SOLAR PRESENTATION. Angel Wind Energy Inc Your partner in commercial energy solutions. 1. MISSION STATEMENT.
Angel Wind Energy Inc
Your partner in commercial energy solutions
To bring clean renewable energy sources to the public. By using 21st century technology, we strive to lower utility costs, reduce pollution, and bring the power of renewable energy to the masses.
Providing clean energy to the American people and saving them money.
Why Does Renewable Energy
Make Sense for my Business?
Natural Gas, Fuel & Electric Rates consistently going up
Average utility rates are $.11/kWh in Illinois. Most ARES(alternative retail electric suppliers) and utilities are going up 9% annually
Cost per kWh
Average Utility kWh Rate
HAVE YOU NOTICED YOUR ENERGY RATES INCREASING?
…planned average 9% hike ….Expected to go higher every year! Legislation provoked rise
…3rd year in a row Ameren and Com Ed have asked for rate increase!
THE ENERGY MIX IS CHANGING
“Cheap” coal is going away, and more expensive fuels are replacing it.
More rate hikes ahead!
PROJECTED ENERGY COSTS
Based on an energy bill of $200/mo:
Your average bill will be $359/month!!
WHY SHOULD YOU GO SOLAR NOW?
HOW DOES SOLAR WORK?
62” x 32”
SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEMS
Energy from the sun is converted into electricity for the home.
Energy you don’t use is credited to you as it passes through your utility meter and into the utility grid.
DC In ► AC Out
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT SOLAR SYSTEMS?
SOLAR FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
GOING SOLAR VS TAXABLE INVESTMENTS
HIGH RETURN, LOW RISK, NON-VOLATILE & TAX FREE
• Domestic HotWater
• Space Heating
• Cooling – Using an Absorption Chiller
• Pool Heating (For Year-Around Heat, such as Hotels)
HOW MUCH IS THE FEDERAL TAX CREDIT?
WHAT ARE THE ILLINOIS INCENTIVES?
WHAT ARE THE ILLINOIS INCENTIVES?
What is considered Small Wind?
Any wind turbine system less than 100kW
Types of small wind turbines
Wind resources available
Proper sighting of the system
Local zoning and permitting
State & Federal incentives
The above points will make a project either feasible or not
Climatic and meteorological data
Anemometer and Data Logger
Data collected at weather observation stations such as NOAA stations. Data is in “raw” form
The Griggs-Putnam index is a method of estimating the prevailing wind direction and speed at a site by observing the growth patterns of trees
The only way to accurately predict turbine performance is to carry out a full 12 months (minimum) wind assessment.
Requires data logger and wind instruments
This is expensive though and may not be worthwhile for small machines.
The cost effectiveness of any wind system is more sensitive to initial cost and annual energy output than any other factor. That is why proper siting is so critical to maximizing electricity generation.
—Paul Gipe; Wind Power
Each installation is likely to be different! You MUST evaluate EACH site for its unique qualities.
Avoid large obstructions. Turbine MUST be in the clear
Open space with prevailing wind
Features—trees, buildings, landscape
20/250 rule (20’ above any obstacle within 250 feet)
Coast or Lakeside Ridge top Cliff
A wind turbine is a tall structure that will normally require a building permit. Regulations often limit the height, location and other characteristics of structures
It is always best to let your neighbors know what you are doing
HOAs (Home Owner Associations)
Typically the most difficult to overcome
City and/or County rules
Zoning ordinances often do not have provisions for small wind. Tower height restrictions may limit what can be installed.
Zoning and planning committees have been doing the same thing the same way for years. They often don’t have the time or resources to re-write their ordinances.
Educate—send a clear, consistent message about renewable energy and small wind systems, and why they are important especially in light of rising energy costs.
Once zoning committees understand the reasons behind tall towers for residential wind systems, most will entertain height exemptions for these structures as well.
This map is an interactive map of the DSIRE site. DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency
There is now a 30% Federal Tax Credit for Residential and a 30% Grant for AG & Business
Incentives available in IL
USDA REAP Grant of 25%
Property Tax Exemption Incentive
State Rebate Program
Both of Illinois large investor owner utilities: Ameren and Commonwealth Edison are required to allow Net Metering and Interconnection.
Current Limit is a 40kw system, exemptions are made for some larger turbines.
Ameren must provide you a credit for your excess electricity at the current retail rate.
IE if you are charge $0.10 per kWh, you will receive a credit of $0.10 per kWh on your next bill.
Interconnection applications are easy to fill out and costs are relatively low.
CO-OP Utilities have their own rules for Net Metering and Interconnection.
It’s always wise to contact the utility first, then proceed with an installation.
We have worked with several utilities in IL, MO, and IN and will be able to simply the process for you.
Do your homework!
There is no 1 size fits all
We will look at your individual needs, goals, & budget.
Sometimes the more expensive turbine has a faster payback then the cheaper units, thus making it more economical overall.
Look at the RATED wind speed of the turbine(ie 28mph) and compare the estimated power production not size rating
This enables you to compare them on a level playing field
The industry standard is 11m/s (~25mph) if someone rates at a higher speed then they are trying to oversell their turbine.
Look at the cut-in wind speed
This is when the blades will start spinning
Look at the cut-out wind speed
This is when the turbine will shut down (Kingspan, Kestrel, and Evance turbines never shut down)
10 Kw Turbine
Price: $20k Installed
Rated wind speed:29 MPH
Cut In Speed: 8 MPH
Cut Out Speed: ~ 55 MPH
Annual Energy Output
8MPH – 1500 kWh
10MPH – 3000 kWh
12MPH – 4500 kWh
2.4 Kw Turbine
Price: $70k Installed
Rated wind speed: 27 MPH
Cut In Speed: 5 MPH
Cut Out Speed: None
Annual Energy Output
8MPH – 5000 kWh
10MPH – 9600 kWh
12MPH – 16000 kWh
Least expensive option
Can generally only support the smaller units
Needs more land for the guyed wires
Can go to heights of 140’ or more
Can support even the heaviest machines
Require the most amount of labor to assemble and erect
Most esthetic tower
Easiest to get a permit for
Require least amount of land
Generally most expensive tower
Wind speed and wind power are both affected by height
For every 10 feet, power goes up by 1/7.
Wind speed increases with height above ground, and increasing speed increases wind power exponentially. Thus, relatively small investments in increased tower height can yield very high rates of return in power production.
Make sure you choose a reputable dealer that specializes in wind
Ask lots of questions
Make sure you are getting the right turbine for your needs, goals, & budget
See if they have any 3rd party training or certifications outside of 1 brand of turbine
The towers need to be specifically engineered for the turbine. DO NOT BUY 3RD PARTY OR USED TOWERS.
Towers have a design life and if it’s cheap there is a reason.
Verify the manufacturers claims against real world data
Develop a working relationship with your dealer
They can be a wealth of information and experience
Make sure the dealer is trained in installations
Make sure you are not their training ground
Make sure they have the proper equipment for both assembly and erection of turbine / tower
Go over the installation procedures several times with your dealer so you know the process
Make sure everyone is aware of proper safety procedures (Never stand under the tower while it is being raised)
Wait the needed amount of time for the foundation to cure (21-30 days)
It is wise to let the trained professionals install your system for both production and longevity.
The cost effectiveness of any wind system is more sensitive to initial cost and annual energy output than any other factor. That is why proper sighting is so critical to maximizing electricity generation.—Paul Gipe; Wind Power
Theinstalled cost of a wind system is simply the cost of the wind turbine, tower, wiring, and installation—less any state or federal tax credits. Tax credits effectively reduce the initial cost.
One of wind energy’s chief advantages over generating electricity by conventional means is that the fuel (wind) is free.
Once paid for, the energy produced costs little over the remaining life of the system. Conventional generation consumes nonrenewable fuels whose cost continues to escalate.
Look at possible maintenance costs and procedures when looking at which system is best for you.
Most the larger turbines have a yearly visit
Smaller turbines are designed to last longer without maintenance visits.
Most turbines today are designed to last 25-30 years.
Renewable Energy, Allowing your Company to:
Advertise being “Green”
•More and more consumers are concerned about:
• Rising Fuel & Living Costs,Ever Depleting Fossil Fuels, andOur Environment
Studies show that over 50% of Americans have strong attitudes towards being ecofriendly,
and by extension, buying from companies friendly, who are eco-friendly.
When consumers were asked about what “green” means to them, with regards to
washing machines, the top responses were:
• Using less energy
• Using less water
• Using less electricity
• Being more efficient
Consumers are showing a trend: They are becoming increasingly more likely to buy
From a green company – even if it means paying a little more – than purchase from a non-green company.
• Cut Operating Expenses – and Cut Reliance on Cost-Increasing Fossil Fuels
• Better Social & Community Responsibility
• Becoming a “Green” Company – Attracting More Customers
• Initial Cost Offset by various Government Incentives