Home Wind Power: Yes, in My Backyard!

Considering residential wind power for energy self-sufficiency? Find out whether a home wind turbine is right for you.

Backyard Wind Power
If you live in a residential neighborhood, be certain code restrictions do not prohibit turbines.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
Home Wind Power
A Bergey Excel 7 meter diameter household size wind turbine is installed at the home of David and Jan Blittersdorf.
Photo By Paul Gipe
DIY Wind Power
In remote areas, installing an off-grid turbine can be less expensive than extending a new power line.
Photo Courtesy Southwest Wind Power
Off Grid Home
Open water often means strong winds, one characteristic of a good turbine site.
Photo By Terry Wild
Wind Power
Rather than electricity, this Win-Pressor turbine produces compressed air that powers tools on this Pennsylvania farm.
Photo By Terry Wild
Home Wind Turbine
Southwest Windpower’s Skystream 3.7 powers an RV park.
Photo By Dominic Romer
Renewable Energy
This Bergey Excel turbine is mounted on a tilt-down tower to enable on-the-ground maintenance.
Photo By Dominic Romer

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