Alternative Energy Blows Homeowners Away

17 02 2009

Move over electrical energy. Solar and wind power are paving the way for a more energy efficient world.

Wind turbines can be found on many tall towers, but aren’t commonly found atop homes or garages.

That is about to change.

Society is more environmentally conscious than ever before.  People are  kicking their green efforts up  a notch by embracing alternative energy sources.

Switching to alternative energy sources is by no means a cheap endeavor. The Swift Wind Turbine, for example, costs between $10,000 and $12,000.

These prices might initially scare you away from investing in the technology but it is important to consider this: According to the New York Times,  when the wind is blowing at 30 mph or more, the Swift Wind Turbine will generate 1.5 killowatts of electrical power, enough to run 15 100-watt lightbulbs.

This Youtube video explains how wind turbines work:

Still considering whether or not you should break the bank to buy a wind turbine? Think again. Unless you are living in a wind-less area, it is worth the splurge. Although it will be expensive initially, it will save you a lot of money in the long run.




2 responses

17 02 2009

Is it me or my imagination? It seems like the anti-green movement is getting louder and louder with its opposition.

17 02 2009

I agree!

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