This unique design (which comes to us by way of XTurbines) is more than just a pretty face, though. It comes with a lower cut-in speed than most turbines (2 miles per hour, as opposed to 7), generates 12-24 DC volts to recharge batteries through an included charge controller (which can then be used, presumably, to power all your gadgets) or connects to a grid tie inverter to reduce the amount of money you pay the power man.
These turbine rotors are available in a variety of styles and sizes up to 48,” each cut from a single sheet of metal (you have your choice of different types). As an added bonus, they only take two people and some simple hand tools to install, making them a practical do-it-yourself project for green homeowners.
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