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Installing a wind turbine in your garden: is it possible and profitable?

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Once again, the RTL INFO question of the day relates to the rise in energy prices and the solutions to deal with it. Jacques asks us if it’s a good idea to install a private wind turbine directly in his garden? Is it legal, and especially financially interesting?

First observation: it is allowed. But you will need an environmental permit.

Second observation: a domestic wind turbine is not really the best way to save money. First, because of its price, several thousand euros.
Prices vary greatly depending on the wind turbine, the type, its size. There is also its maintenance, each year, and above all its performance. You have to make the investment profitable, which only happens after several years.

This wind turbine must capture the wind. It only produces energy above a certain wind speed. A speed that we find rather at the coast.

And in your garden, the limited size of your wind turbine will not capture much wind.

This remains interesting for farmers, or companies that consume a lot of electricity. They can install them in open areas exposed to the wind.

Conclusion: if you want to opt for greener energy, choose photovoltaics instead. It is more reliable and more profitable.