no. simply the cost savings from the scale of the wind generation
equipment. Same reason people don't put in their own 1 house sized gas
turbine systems, mini-fission nuke generation, or small 1 house hydro
I did read some years ago someone had developed a natural gas turbine
generation system that was economically feasible for 12 homes per
generator or so.
I have a small wind turbine, solarpanel and water turbine.
They save me a lot of money.
I could possible sell overproduction to the grid but it is too much
I am attached to the grid but usually do not need it.
The equipment for home use is cheap and has paid itself off a long
Hardly any maintenance and not for many years now.
A residential solar system is around $20,000, a small wind system from
what I can tell is around $12,000 (system costs, not just the primary
generation components, and there may be cheaper ways than just
ordering a complete system as well). At typical US electric rates and
present taxes the paypack for these systems is pretty long.
In theory if you are handy and thrifty you can build your own from
I did my turbines and panels a long time ago and I do not remember
what the cost was but it was not much.
The savings I have made are substantial and paid off what I invested
Not to mention the fun I had making them.
If your cite is just a library of congress google search dump you
can do it with a trimmed URL
BTW, it includes videos of "perpetual motion machines"
Because of that URK, as far as I am concerned, your claim is just usenet BS.
When I moved to Houston in the mid 60's, my apartment complex had
a cogen system, burning natural gas to provide electricity, cooling etc. It
was apparently the cheapest way to go.
For a single house, a gas or diesel powered generator might, or might not,
make sense. Members of my family own a neat bit of acreage in Colorado,
where there is no power available. To bring in an electric line would cost
millions. Clearly in this extreme case, a wind generator, solar panels, or
a propane or diesel generator would be the choices.
Whether you get enough bang for your buck in Los Angeles, however,
would be a different study
It's likely that using an electric motor to move a car is a more
efficient use of a barrel of oil. More efficient use of a barrel of oil
is what it's all about. Of course, you don't have to use oil to generate
electricity. Not using any oil is even better than using oil efficiently.
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