Being from a rural Kansas town, to me a small wind turbine in the backyard of someone’s home is the iconic vision of self-sufficiency. However, wind turbines are popping up all around the country from small towns to big cities.
Wind turbines vary in size and production of energy so you can pick the best fit for you. The electricity they produce can lower your utility bill and lower your impact on the environment.
Would you consider installing a wind turbine in your backyard? Share your thoughts below.
Jennifer Kongs is the Managing Editor at MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine. When she’s not working at the magazine, she’s likely working in her garden, on the local running trails or in her kitchen instead. You can find Jennifer on Twitter or Google+.
Photo by Ed McKenna, courtesy DOE/NREL