Backyard Wind Power

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Discussion at /. refers to an IEEE article about the economics of wind power.

http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/06/10/04/0447231.shtml

IEEE article
http://spectrum.ieee.org/oct06/4661


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Comments

  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Backyard Wind Power

    The picture in the IEEE artical is of my installation.  The turbine is a SWWP Skystream 3.7beta and there are 7kwh of solar on the roof.

    Carl.
  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Backyard Wind Power


    I'm guessing your off-grid?

    brad


  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Backyard Wind Power

    no its a grid tie system, the inverter and all control circuits are in the turbine. It communicates via a wireless remote. you can connect the remote to a computer to keep detailed data on whats going on with the turbine from power to rpms and much more.
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