The Honeywell WT6500 Wind Turbine from Windtronics starts generating power at a mere 2 mph wind speed and can operate up to 42 mph. It’s small, quiet and will be available in some Ace Hardware stores by Feb. 2010 for $5995.
The Honeywell Wind Turbine’s Power Blade System creates energy at the blade tips, rather than through a central gear and rotor used in most turbine technology. By eliminating the resistance of a central gear and shaft, significant efficiencies are gained in cost and energy output. The Honeywell Wind Turbine is less expensive to own and operate while generating energy across a broader range of wind speeds (wind classes).