Tools from the Nation's Past: Finding and Restoring a Wind Charger

For people who want to generate their own electricity, locating an old, abandoned, but still serviceable wind charger on a remote Great Plains farm is a treasure hunt.

wind charger - restored Paris-Dunn generator
This is a rebuilt Parris-Dunn of pre-REA days. The design has recently been reintroduced by Vermont's Northwind Power Company.
Paul Gipe and Carl Judy