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Old 08-10-15, 03:04 PM   #9
nibs
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Tossing cold water about;
As a one time manufacturer of small (200 Watt) turbines, I gotta tell you, that it is not likely that where you live (anyplace will do) gets enough wind to make a wind turbine worth having.
The number used to be 15mph average wind speed, now it may be down to 11 or so, but that is a most uncomfortable bunch of wind to be living in.
Then there is the engineering of the turbine mount, flywheel, gearing, mounting etc, followed by matching the blade to the local wind conditions and the load.
Good luck, but at $1.30 a watt the big box hardware store has a large deal on PV.
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