13 Oct '11, 5pm

New Solar-Wind Hybrid Combines the Best of Both

What's better than solar or wind? Skystream Hybrid 6 - which hits the market this month - combines the best of both to bring homes and small businesses more energy, more consistently than either can do alone. The hybrid technology includes a small wind turbine, 6 solar panels and a GPS-controlled tracking mechanism that rotates the solar panels to follow the sun. The solar system delivers up to 35% more energy than fixed panels, and will be mounted on the wind turbine tower. The wind turbine is Southwest Wind's Skystream 3.7. The company says its the first compact, all-inclusive grid-connected turbine - the controls and inverter are built in. It can produce up to 400 kWh of electricity a month (depending on the wind resource), about half of what the average home uses. Home Depot is beginning to sell the Skystream 3.7 at handful of stores - Texas, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyomi...

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