Friday, December 16, 2011

Small Wind Market Booms

With average residential grid power bills reaching record levels of $1,400, homes as well as businesses in rural areas are exploring small wind, on-site generation, and more than ever are installing them.

Defined as wind turbines from 1 kilowatt to 100 kilowatts of capacity, 144,000 small wind turbines operate across America.  These machines provide power at the customer premise, normally a home or business, and cumulatively total 179 megawatts of generation. The small wind market is growing, as documented in the small wind market report at

The report states that in 2010 more than 8,000 small wind turbines were installed, adding 25.6 megawatts of power.  The small wind industry employs directly 1,500 people.

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