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Wind Power For Your Home

Those endless fields of windmills are becoming a more and more common sight across the country. I personally find them beautiful on a purely aesthetic level, and love them for their renewable power-generating capacity. Now, Canadian company Windterra has announced that they will be introducing residential wind turbines for California.

While wind is less expensive than solar to install, you will still get a similar energy output. There's also the advantage of it having a very low visual profile. However, your house will need to be assessed by an architect to make sure it is structurally sound to support the wind turbine. And while it's almost 75% cheaper than solar panels, it's still expensive for most of us, at $5900 pre-installation.

To watch a video of this wind turbine in action, just

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macgirl macgirl 9 years
We talked to two different companies that were in the process of prototyping home mills. Both said they would need to do a wind study at your location to see if it would work. At some point I would love to add this to our solar array. We are maxed out on panels on the parts of our roof that face the right angle. They have some really nice looking mills. They are a little big but almost look like pieces of art.
raieven raieven 9 years
is this like a wind turbine in your backyard? if so i have heard from a few different people who have both solar and wind that their turbine doesn't generate that much at all and they would instead recommend not getting one and putting the funds towards another solar panel.
Rachel419 Rachel419 9 years
I love wind power! The wind mills are really pretty! This is great news!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great news!
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