So here’s the deal: power is costly. Not sure about where you live, but my little studio apartment can end [up costing me about $150 per month in electricity, or about one third of my rent. Ridiculous. In my case, that power comes from a hydro plant, which does damage the environment but certainly not as much as the poor folk at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, say.
Still, traditional power sources are dirty (coal, nuclear, etc.)… but wind isn’t so bad. It’s definitely cleaner. Until now though, a power company was the only one equipped to take advantage of that source of energy, since traditional turbines are huge, and very costly. But Sauer Energy has developed a vertical-axis turbine that is much smaller, can be mounted on the roof of your home, doesn’t need to always face the wind (it works 360 degrees) and doesn’t cost a liver and an arm. It can be installed within 4 hours with the help of your electrician and will start generating power right away. Plus you’ll instantly be known as the neighbor with the propeller-looking thing on his roof!
If it works as advertised, the VAWT has a lot of promise. Should you live in a windy area, your power bill might run down to $0, or heck… maybe the power company will end up owing you! The turbine will be available this fall for a projected price of $7,000, with a 10-year warranty. Sauer Energy