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Subject:  Re: home-based wind turbines Date:  5/17/2010  6:37 AM
Author:  DDHv Number:  17517 of 18433

I know turbines for individuals exist, but i know they are still large and expensive and not for small individual homes.

Grid connected is still too expensive. Off-grid is practical, provided no heavy loads exist. The development of long life energy storage, such as PbC batteries or CAES storage will make off-grid better. Some people are using them now for off-grid: I know of one in the hills west of us. Cheaper than putting in a eighth of a mile of transmission line.
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