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Energy Options => Wind Power => Topic started by: tallfoo on February 22, 2009, 03:27:25 PM

Title: Wind Turbine in the Suburbs?
Post by: tallfoo on February 22, 2009, 03:27:25 PM
Where I live there is not enough sun to make a solar panel worth while.  However, a wind turbine in the suburbs seems kind of odd.

Does anyone have experience with this?  What did the neighbors think?  How much power did it actually generate?
Title: Re: Wind Turbine in the Suburbs?
Post by: fritz_monroe on February 23, 2009, 06:18:21 PM
I don't have any experience with them, but there are VAWTs now available commercially.  They are quiet and safe.  They are also not unattractive.

I watched an episode of "Living with Ed."  I know, he's a whack job tree hugger.  But in this episode, he had a VAWT and sky lights installed in the house.  Like Jack has said, the environmentalists and us, the modern survivalists, want the same things, just for different reasons.

He installed one like this (http://www.wifi-parts.com/seahawk.html), except his was a 500 watt unit.