Topic: Wind Systems

Retired farmer harvests wind and solar.

Retired farmer harvests wind and solar.

Since his house in the city was site constrained, this retired executive opted to install systems at his farm to offset the electrical use of both his home and farm.

As such, his farm is a net exporter of power back to the grid. His wind and sun harvest adds to his farming operation as he in effect becomes a mini utility.


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Minnesota state park draws on the wind.

Minnesota state park draws on the wind.

The State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, as part of their renewable energy initiative, elected to install a turbine in this wind-swept park.

Located close to Buffalo Ridge in wind farm country, the DNR recognized that wind was an optimum resource for the renewable energy project slated for the site.


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Hang on to your hat!  Wind power is 30-60% off.

Hang on to your hat! Wind power is 30-60% off.

When President Obama signed the 2009 Stimulus Bill, he unleashed a torrent of renewable energy possibilities.

Let’s start with the implications for small wind turbines — under 100 kW in size. The new law continues the Investment Tax Credit of 30 percent.


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Wind + solar = net zero carbon emissions.

Wind + solar = net zero carbon emissions.

These clients thought of the environment and their grass-fed beef cattle when they decided to add a wind turbine to their property’s renewable energy sources.


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Wind above the trees.

Wind above the trees.

These clients were determined to do something about the high cost of electricity and the need to distribute power generation across a wider geographic base.

As a result, they asked for an assessment for both wind and solar. After deciding that they wanted a wind system these clients put up as tall of tower as possible.


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Small wind works wonders.

Small wind works wonders.

These clients needed to solve increasing electrical rates and a limited amount of space, which didn’t allow for installing a solar hot water system.

Now after their small wind turbine was raised, they believe that “less is more. “


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