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Rooftop Wind Turbines

Think you have to spend a bunch of money to buy contraption to be a member of the wind turbine club? Think again. Rooftop wind turbines are becoming more and more popular. Rooftop turbines send the electricity they generate straight on to the homeowner’s circuit box, thus reducing their utility bills while using a renewable resource.

For example, the Swift Wind Turbine is both compact and quiet. By installing a wind turbine, users can reduce their carbon emissions as well as lower their electricity bills. When the wind is blows at 30 miles an hour or more, it will generate 1.5 kilowatts of electrical power However, these turbines can still run between $10 – $12,000 but state and federal incentives will help buyers supplement the cost.

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  1. collins Agedah

    August 4, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I would like to know what it takes to be able to build my

  2. Ponyo

    August 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    “When the wind blows at 30mph or more”…six times a year it works. estimated payback on 12 grand—5678 years

  3. Saloni

    September 12, 2009 at 3:28 am


    can you please help me with more details as to how much units it produces?

  4. suresh

    October 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    It is really common among all the small wind generators and you are no exception. You are benchmarking your claims at 30 MPH wind. That is so rare and often there are no homes in such areas. Can you also publish how many zip codes in USA have sustained (say 20% of time) this kind of wind? I would imagine, you could be more succesful on devices that are lot more lighter and that work on 3 to 5 mile wind, even if they dont make much energy

  5. Windy Kiwi

    November 9, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Interesting, I’m pretty sure we get close to that wind speed (30mph = 48kmph) for extended periods here in Wellington…. Dont call us the Windy City for nothing I guess…. Today for example our Southerly is gusting up to 120kmph, fairly usual….

  6. Allans

    September 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    The concept is good and I think will require lower start up speeds of around 3 m per second. I am interested to see how it is going and would like feedback.

  7. Akeel Henry

    November 13, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Hi i wanted to know how can i get the entire setup so i would not have to depend on the power company and whats the cost………..i am from the Caribbean

  8. hawkie

    January 21, 2011 at 5:39 am

    I found a Wind Bear VAWT that is a full power at 16 mph.
    with a realy low cut in speed and never needs to cut out of the wind.
    It should be one to look into at any price.

  9. Christopher Reynolds

    June 10, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Here is a good resource on Wind Power Map of the US:


  10. Isihiakati

    June 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    My brother lives out in farm country with few trees and has a constant wind supply. This would work perfectly where he lives.

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