Thread: Off-Grid Living
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:11 AM   #9
Viole
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Solar panels are great, but you might also consider wind. Turbines are fairly expensive, as Americans are apparently too stupid to manufacture their own(politics, again), but I understand you can get one set up for around ten thousand dollars, and that'll cover an entire house with a good amount of kwh left over to sell. The useful life is around ten years, which is more than enough time to pay them off.

They're pretty big, but I always figured they looked kind of elegant, and they really don't make much noise. The modern ones only require about six or seven kilometers/hour of wind to start them spinning.
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