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wind turbines all around...

Discussion in 'Other Power Generation - Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, ' started by miss_thenorth, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Jul 13, 2008
    miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Frugal Homesteader

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    I live very close to Port Alma, Ontario, where there are wind turbines going up all around. At last count, i saw 16 just from my patio. They are going up very quickly. Apparently, when they are done, there will be 48 turbines in this wind farm. it is really quite neat to see.

    My dh has a highschool friend who was also our neighbour for several years, and he has done very well for himself. His business is doing really well, and he is in and out of china regularly. In his 'spare' time, he has invented and patented a windturbine, for small scale operations, ie. home owners , to use. since we live in a very "windy" area, he has approached us to "try out" his wind turbine, for him. it owuld benefit us, as the turbine would be connected to the grid, but, according to him would easily power our home, barn and shop. We would have to advertise for him,which is not a problem. My dh will be meeting with him on Wednesday to find out more info.


    I am really excited about this, and will keep you posted as to how things are developing. One inhibitor obviously would be the price of the turbine, but i guess we will find out Wednesday. Hubby and I have always dreamed of producing our own power, but thought that dream would die when we left the north and moved to SW Ontario, Canada
     
  2. Jul 13, 2008
    Beekissed

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    Lucky you!!! Try to work out a deal with him about the whole "trying it out", sort of like a prototype testing deal, with subsequent endorsements of the product, if you get to keep it, for say....1/3 the cost...or even free!
     
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    ticks

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    WE have a couple turbines in my small town too.
     
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    Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Way Too Many Chickens

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    we have no wind turbines around. Probably becasue we dont have good wind here.
     
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    ticks

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    We have had soo much wind here from hurricane Bertha!
     
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    Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Way Too Many Chickens

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    I guess i could get all my chickens flapping :p and put some turbines behind them. :lol:
     
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    They are fighting them tooth and nail around here....don't want them in these parts. I think they are kind of pretty and I would like one for my personal use, for sure! We have plenty of wind here. :D
     
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    coopy

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    When we was in Montana and Canada a couple of years ago we say several windturban farms. If that is what they are called.
    I would like to have a windturban for my house. Our electric bill isn't low.
    Please keep us updated on this. Thanks
     
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    greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Enjoys Recycling

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    I think 'small scale' windturbines for the homeowner would be awesome. Have wondered why there hasn't been more technology in that direction for a long time. You don't need a 'lot' of wind to make wind turbines work.

    Oh, hi, colored egg farmer. Don't blink ... I think there is a wind farm going up in Mehoopany area sometime soon.
     
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    ticks

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    I would be worried they would be hit by lightning and break.
     

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