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Of course, there's always micro wind turbines

I haven't run the numbers, but get the impression that the payback for a whole net metered system for this alone would look pretty bad.

On the other hand, as a supplement to a solar PV system with battery and grid connection, it might be better.

Hugh Piggot's axial flux PMG design ... free copy of earlier plans ... but it seems to be a higher-rev generator.

... but everything taken together, I'd rather be able to buy power shares in a utility grade wind farm and get my return as an electricity dividend per month.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Jun 30th, 2008 at 10:43:58 PM EST

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