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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    I like them both personally. Wind is nice because you don't have to depend on sunny weather. Solar is nice because it is inconspicuous .. or at least more so. Unless I suppose if you set up one of them huge industrial power generating plants with solar panels..
    I support the private use of these as part of a grid tie system.
    They can both be used but sometimes one is better than the other, depending on your area's average wind speed and location to the sun belt.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    These turbines are enormous and situated in rural areas, where people have acreage. They look like the:
    Yeah I don't think they would be permitted in residential areas these varieties are massive. These types are used in wind power farms in relatively remote areas. Still though it wouldn't bother me one bit to live within a mile of a windpower generating farm. I might even like it a bit. No nuclear radiation/explosion potential.. no poisoned water.. etc.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I've got a solar water heater and a full roof of panels and have cut might consumption by about 80%. 90% in months I don't need heat or AC. I wouldn't put up a turbine though since the houses in my area are pretty close together. If it fell, there's a chance it could hit any of about 3 houses, including my own.
    There are smaller units meant to be supplemental that can be mounted to your roof.
    They wouldn't pose a threat to your neighbors, anymore than a tree would.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I support the private use of these as part of a grid tie system.
    They can both be used but sometimes one is better than the other, depending on your area's average wind speed and location to the sun belt.
    Yeah the down side of wind is .. you need wind. I agree wrt all that. There could be a real buisness opprotunity in the near future setting up homes with power storage(batteries) etc.. electric cars are defenitly coming as well so all this could tie in nicely. Get rid of them smog alerts etc.. lol I know it is probably not coming anytime soon but I see some opprotunity with all this for sure.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Yeah the down side of wind is .. you need wind. I agree wrt all that. There could be a real buisness opprotunity in the near future setting up homes with power storage(batteries) etc.. electric cars are defenitly coming as well so all this could tie in nicely. Get rid of them smog alerts etc.. lol I know it is probably not coming anytime soon but I see some opprotunity with all this for sure.

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    With a grid tie system you don't need batteries.
    Saves a ton on installing a system.

    The gov collects wind info for all of the U.S.
    So it's pretty easy to identify, if you should or should not install one.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    just thought i'd post a few pics of residential wind tubines





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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I've got a solar water heater and a full roof of panels and have cut might consumption by about 80%. 90% in months I don't need heat or AC. I wouldn't put up a turbine though since the houses in my area are pretty close together. If it fell, there's a chance it could hit any of about 3 houses, including my own.
    I guess solar panels are full of toxic chemicals.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    just thought i'd post a few pics of residential wind tubines

    This one is something I want to see imported here.
    It's a new European design that hasn't made it to the states, as far as I know.
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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    This one is something I want to see imported here.
    It's a new European design that hasn't made it to the states, as far as I know.
    yeah, there's lots of different designs for them, and some people here seem to think that they'd be the huge ones that are being put in a residential area.

    and on a sort of related note, i was in Melbournes CBD the other day, and some of the buildings had turbines like this on top, they looked pretty cool.

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    Re: How do you feel about homeowners protesting electric generating wind turbines?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    yeah, there's lots of different designs for them, and some people here seem to think that they'd be the huge ones that are being put in a residential area.
    I'm an alternative energy fan.
    Although I'm not happy with thought that we should be building it like modern power plants are.

    It's much more efficient to have it attached to a building or house.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    and on a sort of related note, i was in Melbournes CBD the other day, and some of the buildings had turbines like this on top, they looked pretty cool.
    That's pretty cool, there is nothing like it around here though.
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