View Full Version : Wind that powers your home

02-19-2007, 03:32 PM
Does your area have enough wind to power one of these wind turbines? I know there are plenty of places around the country that could use them. Can you imagine powering 80% of your house with just 9mph?

That would be amazing.

Wind that powers your home (http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/16/magazines/business2/windpower_homes.biz2/index.htm?postversion=2007021907) - Kruse raised $10 million in financing and teamed up with scientists at the National Renewable Energy Lab to create the Skystream 3.7, a sleek 33-foot turbine with 6-foot blades that can work at wind speeds as low as 9 mph (and provide as much as 80 percent of the average household's electricity).

Skystreams cost up to $13,000 a pop, but Kruse shipped 150 of them during the first two months of production. "Everybody in the world has just woken up" to wind power, Kruse says, projecting global revenue of $24 million for 2007. "We had to turn down countless investors."