Community Wind Handbook/Understand Your Energy Use and Costs
Understand Your Energy Use & Costs
Understanding your energy usage and the associated costs is essential in determining the turbine size needed for your small community wind project. For example, a typical U.S. home uses approximately 10,812 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year (about 901 kWh per month).
To better understand energy usage and to learn more about steps you can take to conserve energy in your home, see the Department of Energy’s EnergySavers: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home. Many of these suggestions would also be applicable to a business or other facility.