Wind Energy Generation: The Answer Is Blowin' in the Wind

In 1973, homesteaders thinking about practical wind energy generation had three options: buy an expensive new system, find and buy a still working used system, or build one from scratch.

024 wind energy generation - photo 3 - disassembly
The only way to get an old generator down is to climb its tower, strap yourself down, and remove each piece separately — prop, wind vane, and finally generator.
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