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« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2008, 03:37:35 PM »

If we start adding even more sources of nuclear waste to the planet, the future of the earth is going to get raped repeatedly by its father throughout its childhood so that at age 18 its mind only functions at a 7-year-old level.  Also a true story!
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« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2008, 04:42:59 AM »

Maybe we need to find a better way of generating energy that's slightly more advanced than my tea kettle.  Even nuclear energy comes down to boiling water to create steam to turn a wheel. 
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« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2008, 11:34:18 AM »

I can't afford it this year, but I am seriously considering putting a windmill on my property to generate some electricity, as well as getting some solar panels.
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« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2008, 12:34:38 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on July 30, 2008, 11:34:18 AM

I can't afford it this year, but I am seriously considering putting a windmill on my property to generate some electricity, as well as getting some solar panels.

Personal Windmill Info:
Cost: $7,500
Costs Not Included - Installation equipment, Install/Erection.
Size: 33 Feet, >600 lbs.
Average Monthly Energy Production:  500 to 700 kilowatt-hours
Average Monthly Energy Consumption (household): 1,000 kWh
Payback (at current energy prices): 5-10 years.
General Info: The turbine’s blades begin turning once winds reach a speed of 6 mph, and an inverter inside the turbine begins generating energy when wind is blowing at 8-10 mph.  At wind speeds of 20 mph, the turbine reaches its maximum output.
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Residents who are interested in one must first obtain permission from a local zoning board...
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there are no codes in place regarding wind turbines, since they are a relatively new phenomenon, Broadt explained. And officials are wary about setting a precedent that could open the door for larger-scale, commercial wind farms, he said.

The Skystream 3.7 turbine sits about 190 feet from Broadt’s house on his one-acre property. The company recommends that turbine owners have at least half an acre of land.

Just fyi.
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« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2008, 02:28:32 PM »

Quote from: Hiccup on July 30, 2008, 12:34:38 PM

Quote from: Arkon on July 30, 2008, 11:34:18 AM

I can't afford it this year, but I am seriously considering putting a windmill on my property to generate some electricity, as well as getting some solar panels.

Personal Windmill Info:
Cost: $7,500
Costs Not Included - Installation equipment, Install/Erection.
Size: 33 Feet, >600 lbs.
Average Monthly Energy Production:  500 to 700 kilowatt-hours
Average Monthly Energy Consumption (household): 1,000 kWh
Payback (at current energy prices): 5-10 years.
General Info: The turbine’s blades begin turning once winds reach a speed of 6 mph, and an inverter inside the turbine begins generating energy when wind is blowing at 8-10 mph.  At wind speeds of 20 mph, the turbine reaches its maximum output.
Comment from someone who's installed one:
Residents who are interested in one must first obtain permission from a local zoning board...
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there are no codes in place regarding wind turbines, since they are a relatively new phenomenon, Broadt explained. And officials are wary about setting a precedent that could open the door for larger-scale, commercial wind farms, he said.

The Skystream 3.7 turbine sits about 190 feet from Broadt’s house on his one-acre property. The company recommends that turbine owners have at least half an acre of land.

Just fyi.

Thanks Hiccup... I have 2 Acres and sit on top of a hill that gets a lot of wind... sometimes pretty high winds as where I live is called tornado alley.
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« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2008, 05:38:02 PM »

Quote from: Arkon on July 30, 2008, 02:28:32 PM

Thanks Hiccup... I have 2 Acres and sit on top of a hill that gets a lot of wind... sometimes pretty high winds as where I live is called tornado alley.

Yeah, that would be just considered just slightly high winds. biggrin

While having your own 'wind farm' might be a problem, I thought there was no provision anywhere (at least in being a basic property owner) in being able to sell extra energy back to the grid.
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