Those look pretty good, sir. I like the way you think. Are the kits more DIY or KIT? LOL I mean can anyone get one in a box, with some assembly required, and have one on their roof in a day? We need to think mass marketing and distribution. Maybe a Federal grant would enable you to FREELY distribute them to the most needy.
The wind maps mean nothing if you have the right design.... :)
It is always somewhat windy here and we are not rated very high on the scale. Slightly larger blades, perhaps with solar ability, will catch every whiff of wind and ray of light. We also have lots of mountains and mountain TOPS in West Virginia... Up to where the most wind blows.
How much for a unit? Need to mass-produce (more jobs created) to bring down costs? Think big. About 100 million...
Thanks for the e-mail. Residents in rural areas will be able to use wind turbines. But residents in a community will have to educate their local municipality and homeowner's assn. before installing this system.
What I like about this system is the size. It would be very difficult to argue against this system because it is compact. I would suggest you consider substituting white with a black or brown color so that it would blend with a roof. This would help with the visual apperance in a suburban setting.
Work with your local zoning/township office. They will probably support your effort but you may have to go through a process of meetings to get approval for a system. But this will get you press coverage and then other homeowners will be following your lead!
I am new to Texas and lived in Florida and TVA country in TN. It seems to me that Texas govt. has used deregulation to create confusion and subterfuge, calling it a competitive market. The energy companies used IKE, for example, to artificially run up electricity bills on people during a time when most didn't even have power to their homes. Most of these companies are not responsive in helpful ways, as i seems a service provider should be. It's sort of like a "take it or leave it" attitude and, after all, we know this business is collusive and no matter what their name, buys off the same grids.
I'd like to know more about self-sustaining home energy although I don't know that I will be using it here as my wife lost her job along with 4000 other people at UTMB....another business that can't seem to satisfactorily manage itself.
My name is Walt Elliott. I am District Leader for Florida's District 10 of the Pickens Plan. I am very interested in Wind Power and would love to start my own business with my son selling, installing windmills. Like you I also grew up in a rural area where windmills were used for pumping the water for livestock. In Florida we have a water problem caused by large pumping stations on the huge farms. When they turn on their pumps the water table drops and windmills can not pick up the water. So windmill use has just about been forgotten. But now we can put in a windmill to power the pumps. So if you would like to contact me about your products and help me decide whether Florida has enough wind to be viable for this type of business. My email address is email@example.com . Hope to hear from you soon.
Walt Elliott DL FL-10
we live in a bedroom community of houston..i love the idea of having our own energy...but am not at all sure a wind turbine would be allowed by the homeowner's association...i do believe this is our future though...
samuel our new lt. gov was on the news this morning talking about a solar project in nc as one of the worlds largest. he referenced "green" as he talked which was cool. i m visualizing a nice unveiling press conference at my house this summer !!!!
hello, this is Lynne i tried to go to your e-mail to get a price list and the system wouldn't let me contact you. Could you email me the info, price on wind and solar kit, shipping to mi, ect :at firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks Lynne
Thanks for the comments my man. My birds are slow flyers, white & brown pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Ti-colored Herons, Roseatte Spoonbills, and the ocassional Whopping Crane. TPWD( fish and feathers in Texas) has recovered dead endangered birds from my property. It really sucks. They fly into my sailboat mast and rigging in dense fog. Of course, if the wind wasn't blowing than the mill blades would not be turning. Duh.... But alas, I am surrounded by birders (neighbors). I have not given up and hopefully will find a compromise.
Dear Wind Energy7; This is Frederick from email@example.com in Texas. I see from your website that you build windchargers and sell them. At the present time I don't have the dough to buy one. I am envolved in rebuilding my Kohler welder engine that is about 34 years old and when that is completed I will be able to do some welding projects around the place and get on to other things that need fixing here. Someday I plan to build my own windmill or two. One to run the centrifical water pump for the yard to pump water from the tank and one to run a wind charger generator to supply electricity for our house. But I will have to save quited a bit to get there so it will be a while before I can dream that far down the road. As far as the state's energy policy. What can I say? As the oil prices go up the electic companies use any excuse to jack up electric rates; the bastards. Someday I hope to get our old gas well going again so we can use natural gas for home heating again as well as hot water. It is a shallow well; about 17 to 1900 feet deep. An oil company had been pumping a well about 100 yards from our well which kept the water pulled off of our well but when they shut down the pumpjack and moved it off the well and shut in their well then the water began to fill up slowly in our well column. After a while not even our compressor could pull any gas out of the well so we had to go all electric with everything. So you see; a fan of the electric companies I shall never be. But someday I will have my own wind charger and have the gas well going again. It's allways about money,money, money. This whole country will sink into slavery because they think it takes money to do anything. It doesn't take money. It takes will power. Well anyway; You have a nice web picture presentation of the wind charger business that will I am sure make you a wealthy man someday.
thank you so much for the information! we are in the process of building an Energy Party for Texas and would love for you to join! You are apparently very knowledgable about the states regulations regarding alternative energy. On my page there is a link to the Energy Party for Texas, would love you to join (once a texan, always a texan, right?) We could use your knowledge as well in the Energy Party Database. I'm sure you are aware of what Mr Warren is doing, and you'd be an incredible resource! I can't wait to contact you when i can begin my self sufficiency project in my home.
I truly believe that it is all about the mighty dollar and until the politicians/utility companies can figure out how to continue to get our green even as we are turning to green energy, they won't promote or support it!! I am a Texan, only have 3 acres, but am SO excited to be a part of this initiative! I would love to go solar/wind/alternative gas which, by the way has gone up 20 cents a gallon in the last two days.....
Thanks for contacting me. Lately I've been focusing on simply finishing my the build out of my home and I haven't been on this website much. Being a military and civilian pilot, my career takes me out on the road quite a bit. I'm hoping to start a business somewhere in the field of alternative energy in the next couple of years. I would love to have something that kept me grounded a little! Anyway, I'll chat with you again soon. Cheers. Sean
Thanks for the comment and the information. This is very interesting. I'm interested to understand what your looking for in establishing your foundation for urban area wind-roof-top/solar power. Send me back a comment or message.