Prevailing Wind Power

California's full service renewables.

Installation Process

Prevailing Wind Power walks you through every step of the process.  The following steps should give you a good idea of how we work.

  1. Site Walk  - CALL 310-529-5217 to schedule a site visit.
    • PWP will ask a few questions by phone to see if you are a good candidate for wind power. For example, what size is your lot? Unobstructed area? Good wind?
    • We will call your local planning department to determine if zoning allows for a wind turbine.  
    • We will look at a site map online, to get familiar with the terrain.
    • PWP will then visit your site to check average wind speed, ideal location for a turbine, and note location of utility meters for grid connection.
  2. Cost Estimate
    • We will provide a written estimate of cost for you to buy the system, including permitting and professional installation.
    • A purchase agreement will be provided for your review.
    • Once you decide to go forward, a signed agreement and deposit will be requested.
  3. Permitting
    • Our engineers will make site map drawing of the equipment installation to obtain building permits.
    • PWP visits local or county permit authority for your area to obtain permits.
    • We work with your utility to arrange for a net-metering agreement.
  4. Installation
    • Once we have a permit, we can begin the installation.
    • We will arrange for a licensed contractor to dig the hole for the turbine foundation, and for a licensed cement contractor to pour the foundation.
  5. Tower & Turbine (Wind)
    • After the foundation has cured, a licensed contractor will install the tower and turbine and connect the system to the grid or battery storage, as designed.  After final inspection, the turbine is ready to go!