New and Improved Wind Power

Advances in residential turbines make them more affordable and easier to use than ever.



Skystream Wind Turbine
The Skystream 3.7 has an improved design that allows it to perform at lower wind speeds.
ROB CARDILLO
Suburban home wind tower
Renewable energy in suburbia: This Skystream wind turbine is accompanied by a rooftop solar photovoltaic array and a solar air heater on the home of Carl Baldino in Mullica Hill, N.J.
ROB CARDILLO
Wind Turbine Install
Installing a Skystream 3.7 wind turbine. Its new design makes grid connection a more user-friendly process, while the prevalence of net metering and rebate laws in many states make wind an economically attractive option for homeowners. 
ELENA & PAUL WESTBROOK (4); BOTTOM: SKYSTREAM
ARE Wind Turbine
The 10 kW ARE 442 has an estimated energy output of 1,820 kWh per month.
ABUNDANT RENEWABLE ENERGY
Rainbow wind turbine
Inn Serendipity Bed and Breakfast in Browntown, Wis., uses a Bergey wind turbine for its power. The tower generates about 12,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year — more than the Inn's annual needs.
JOHN IVANKO
Wind class map
If you live in a class 2 or higher location, you might have the right conditions for wind power to be cost effective.
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