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Subject:  Re: home-based wind turbines Date:  5/16/2010  4:38 PM
Author:  MichaelRead Number:  17512 of 18574


Here’s one, not so conventional as a bladed turbine:

Yet it still have the problems inherent with wind: location in a flowing pathway unobstructed by land masses, trees, etc., and, presently, by energy storage. Add to that the electrical system (an area you know well) needed to switch between wind and conventional power (and someway of returning power into the grid) and the cost gets higher.

My view is to have wind power generate heat and bung it deep into the ground so it can be recovered by a heat pump (with the heat pump also contributing to the heat mass in warmer weather.

Just a thought.

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