Types of wind hardware

The hardware used for wind power setups is quite similar to that used for solar - albeit with a turbine instead of solar panels. Find out more about what you need if you're planning on installing your own wind generator.

A solar inverter

DC to AC inverters for solar and wind power

AC inverters are necessary to convert the direct current (DC) generated by your solar panels or wind turbine to an alternating current (AC). Read more about how they work, what sort you'll need and how they're installed.

Wind turbine types

There are many different types of wind turbines, each with certain characteristics, properties and advantages. Find out what separates different types, and how to choose the right one for your needs.

A smart power meter

Smart meters

If you'd like to feed electricity back into the grid, you'll need a bi-directional smart meter to do so. Find out how this process works, and what role the smart meter plays.

Regulators or charge controllers

Regulators - also known as 'charge controllers' help to regulate the flow of current to battery banks. Read about how the right regulator will help to protect and prolong the life of your battery bank.

Battery bank storage systems

A battery bank will help to ensure that you always have enough power, no matter how little wind there is at any given time. Find out more about battery banks, and what type will suit your requirements.