07 Jul '11, 1pm

Small Scale Wind Power On the Rise; Home Depot Selling Turbines

Home Depot will begin selling small wind turbines in select stores, a decision that reflects the growing popularity of the devices, which can provide homeowners in windy parts of the country with a steady supply of renewable power. Arizona-based Southwest Windpower, a leading manufacturer of small-scale wind turbines, announced that its Skystream 3.7 turbine will be available at stores in Texas, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and California. Southwest says the turbine is the first compact, all-inclusive grid-connected personal wind turbine with controls and inverter built in. Designed for use on farms, homes and businesses, the wind turbine can produce up to 400 kWh of clean electricity per month depending on the wind resource and site location. The average US home uses about 930 kwh per month according to government figures. The Skystream 3.7 will range in price based on lo...

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