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How a Small Wind Turbine Works, Part 4: The Tower

By Chip Means, Pika Energy

The previous entry provided a run-through of the basic wind turbine terms. Here, we’ll cover the tower, the unsung hero of small wind turbine energy production.


How a Small Wind Turbine Works, Part 3: Turbine Terminology

By Chip Means, Pika Energy

The previous installment focused on the benefits of small wind turbines for homeowners who are grid-tied, off-grid, or have battery backup systems. In this short episode, we’ll go over the main terminology associated with small wind turbines.


How a Small Wind Turbine Works, Part 2: 6 Key Benefits of Home Wind Turbines

By Chip Means, Pika Energy

In our first installment, we covered the basics of electricity generation and the process by which a wind turbine creates power. This time, we’ll look at the benefits of adding a wind turbine as a source of clean power for your home.


How a Small Wind Turbine Works, Part 1

By Chip Means, Pika Energy

In this blog series, we look at how a small wind turbine works, while exploring the concept of the smart home microgrid.


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Cuba and Vermont Perspectives on Energy and Culture, Part 7

By Paul Scheckel

Energy ambassadors: convergence of energy and culture.


Cuba and Vermont Perspectives on Energy and Culture, Part 6

By Paul Scheckel

Energy Ambassadors: Travels to Cuba and Vermont.


Cuba and Vermont Perspectives on Energy and Culture, Part 5

By Paul Scheckel

Visit Vermont with my Cuban friend Mario as we explore renewable energy, energy efficiency, cultural exchange, and lunch.


Complete Biogas: Designing a Low Cost, DIY Biogas Digester for North America, Part 2

By David William House

You can digest food waste to produce a burnable gas (biogas), to produce high quality fertilizer, and to fight climate change. Learn how.



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