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 2 - gravity
A misguided attempt to lower a generator to the ground while still mounted on its tower. Gravity asserted itself moments after this photo was taken, destroying the unit on impact.