Small wind is growing fast

small wind power
Like solar, wind power can be small or large. The new breed of small wind is much quieter so it can be installed most anywhere.


  1. Which is one very good reason that people who generate their own energy should be able to sell it back into the grid, even at a discounted price. This would help pay for it, and lead to more people doing it.

  2. We can and do– the only limitation is we can’t sell back more than we use. But in winter, we use far more than we generate anyway so that’s not an issue. What we don’t use is effectively purchased by the utility at retail rates because it runs our meter backward.

    Of course, if we could supply the grid and get money back, we might install a 5Kw unit instead of a 200-watt unit. The economics of that are less clear.

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