As a dedicated member of our local Chamber of Commerce, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out ways to make things better for all of us. There are times when I attempt to come up with new areas for us to go to for meetings that will get us out of the office and into the sun. We live in an exciting area and I hate the idea of spending several days of each month confined by walls. Therefore, when a sudden idea hit me recently, I immediately began trying to figure out if it would be possible for it to work out for the days when we are confined to the chamber because of severe weather outdoors. I wanted to know if it was possible for us to consider upgrading to wind powered generators at the Chamber of Commerce.
I was out on my sailboat, enjoying the sun on Lake Erie when I had a sudden thought. My sailboat is powered by a strong marine battery and a backup wind generator. The thought occurred to me that at the Chamber we do not even have a generator. Since our job is to support our local businesses, what happens if the power goes out or we have to cancel out on a major meeting that should not be postponed because of a power outage? Admittedly, most of our meetings are simply get-togethers to discuss the changes that should be made to help our community, and therefore not all that important, but what if? What if we are in the middle of something very important and a sudden storm hits our area or a tree falls on a power line during a spokesman’s speech? Shouldn’t we have a backup generator? Then I had to wonder what type of generator would be best for us and whether we could use a wind-powered generator like what I have on my boat since we do sometimes get quite a good breeze off the lake.
The Questions I Asked
Before I approached the Chamber about my ideas, I started out with research. I wanted to know if there was something that would work and be quiet enough to not interrupt our meetings. I had no idea when I started my search that it would be possible for me to have a wind-powered generator, but I quickly found out that it is. As I looked further, I discovered many people had left boat wind generator reviews talking about their success when using it off the water. I am not sure that it works completely since there are also batteries to consider and solar panels that may be needed as well. So, I went to the Chamber and told them it could be a possibility, but we needed to decide if it would be affordable or a lot more hassle than a traditional generator.
Everyone agreed that wind power was a great idea for our Chamber and that it would perhaps set a good example for others to follow. So, as a group, we all got together and discovered the best one for our needs and although it isn’t designed for boats, it definitely seems to be working quite well. We have even managed to convince a few businesses to give solar panels and wind power a chance to cut out on their power bill.