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 - 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."