Thanks! I had seen the invention and was wondering what the price for it would be. Last year I had inquired the wind conditions in my area and became very disapointed with the fact that we did not have enough wind for even some of the smallest wind turbines. I sit at a picture window at my office. I am on a second floor. When I look out my window I see the trees blowing and going all the time ( it seems like very strong wind ), so I made a wind calendar for the days I am at work (wondering how can it be possible that when I research the area code it shows not enough wind!). Surprisingly...... I tallied the wind days and noticed that for last year more than fifty percent of the time we had windy days. Many days were not marked on my calendar because I did not go to work. The wind seemed similar to something you might see out in the Kikapoo area. So I am thinking even if it weren't that windy shouldn't something smaller work at a lower wind rate! I figured you
could store the energy for the unused portion on batteries and be able to take advantage of small wind. Since wind is cheaper than solar... and you can use recycled and refurbished truck batteries from a salvage place ( about 5 dollars per truck battery, compared to 50 dollars for new ones) this would make the system very inexpensive to use ( since half the cost of a system goes to storage of energy ). At one hundred dollars for this wind system times however more you would need for your particular needs it looks like a promising invention! Or how about a hybrid with this and solar? Wishing everyone a very happy new year! Evelynwhysolar <WhySolar@...>
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