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  •  maybe you can set up small wind generators? (2+ / 0-)
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    Mrs M, Lujane

    if your property is too shady for solar.

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:28:46 PM PST

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    •  Small scale wind is a terrible idea. (3+ / 0-)
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      nzanne, mrkvica, ferg

      Winds are faster and more steady hundreds of feet off the ground, and the available wind energy grows as the cube of the average wind speed.

      A hundred-meter tower can be literally 100x as efficient at generating energy as a 10-ft windmill.  The economics are not even close.

      Save your pennies and find a way to dump them into bonds for towers.

      -7.75 -4.67

      "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

      There are no Christians in foxholes.

      by Odysseus on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:56:36 AM PST

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