Answers to your questions about gardening, energy, homesteading and other sustainable living topics.
How can I get a wind turbine? Are there dealers in Michigan who provide service or sales to homeowners?
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Yes, it looks like there are quite a few wind turbine dealers in Michigan, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding one near you.
In general, when you’re looking for information about renewable energy, your state energy office can be a very helpful resource. In this case, the Michigan state energy office has exactly the information you’re looking for. Here’s a link to their pdf brochure
Another way to find local wind turbine retailers is to go to the manufacturers. For example, the Bergey site has a list of more than a dozen wind energy retailers in your state. (To get there, you’ll need to click on “dealer lists.”) You can find more wind turbine manufacturers on this list of wind turbine equipment providers from the American Wind Energy Association.
— Megan Phelps, senior associate editor
Megan E. Phelps is a freelance writer based in Kansas. She enjoys reading and writing about all things related to sustainable living including homesteading skills, green building and renewable energy. You can find her on Google+.