The Skystream 3.7 has an improved design that allows it to perform at lower wind speeds.
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.
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
The 10 kW ARE 442 has an estimated energy output of 1,820 kWh per month.
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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.
If you live in a class 2 or higher location, you might have the right conditions for wind power to be cost effective.