A new design for a rooftop turbine that is just about the size of a satellite dish is making waves in Scotland. The designers claim it pays for itself in 3 years and is guaranteed for 20 years — providing free electricity to power each household that has one. It’s an interesting idea.Social tagging: Environment
This is very, very cool and I will very much look forward to the day when there will be no need for huge power plants and we can all be more self sufficient.
Of course, I’m thinking that if one turbine will power the house then ten will allow me to power the neighborhood and kick power back into the grid and then the power company will be sending me a check every month instead of the other way around.
Thanks for the news, I’m going to be adding your site to my wanderlust links.
I’ve been raving about somebody doing this for a few years now, and I’m glad to see it happening. Smaller is indeed the way to go with future power creation and power use. We all need to use less and generate more.
I’d love to see a future where we each have a small turbine on our roof beside the satelitte dish and we’re all taking the strain off the grid.
roof turbines are go
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