Wind generators or combined wind/water generators can contribute significant renewable energy to a yacht’s DC power requirements when sailing and at anchor. Thanks to modern technologies it is possible to greatly reduce or even completely eliminate engine running for charging purposes in a yacht to achieve reduced engine hours and save valuable fuel when on a long voyage. Many sailors have been able to produce all
their DC energy from wind generators when on coastal and ocean passages. Wind generators also have land based applications and are increasingly common in motorhome and caravans installations.