Catching the Wind: Home Wind Power

So you think wind power is noisy, unreliable, and inefficient? Well, the newest home wind power systems have finally come of age.



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A 1-kW wind turbine provided the generating capacity in the home wind power system Mark Mein and Ellen Davis set up to supplement their PV system.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/NJ
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The higher a generator is above the ground, the stronger and "smoother" the wind.
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