Home Wind Turbine For Sale At Walmart

Say you’re considering the addition of some form of renewable energy source to your home. When it comes time to shop for a solar power system or perhaps a wind turbine, chances are Walmart doesn’t jump to the top of your mind as a destination for such things.

You may be surprised, however, to find that the mega-giant retailer which sells everything from shoes to shower curtains also happens to offer a selection of renewable energy devices, including this 600 watt wind turbine.

Coleman Wind Turbine

image via Wal-Mart

The turbine is made for Coleman, a company best known for their camping gear, by SunForce it looks like. The 12 volt turbine is made of carbon fiber and metal, weighs about 19 lbs. and measures in at 27″ x 26″ x 9.7″.

Walmart has the Coleman turbine priced at $765.00. According to the product description, the turbine will start up in winds as low as 4 mph. Installation of the device is a DIY proposition and, once assembled and erected, the turbine is said to be able to charge either 12 volt or 24 volt battery banks.

The video below, found on YouTube, looks to be a test of its abilities by a random person who owns it as a SunForce 600 watt model. Results are…interesting, we will say. See for yourself below:

  • Wow, Coleman? Don’t see why you couldn’t also take it camping. It might be fun to find the ideal spot for capturing wind.nnIt is great that this technology is available on a small scale.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, like most Coleman products now, it’s made in China. What else is new from WalMart???

  • Beardogger77

    buy american!!! dont buy cheap crap made in other countries.

  • Seann Fox

    Get it cheaper at Amazon.. that is where I got mine

  • Plays with knives

    i need one of these for my van down by the river!

  • rhino450

    If you are interested in pursuing a home wind turbine, then you might be interested in reading this article to avoid some of the mistakes that you can make when getting into small wind power: http://www.rc-trucks.org/home-wind-turbine.htm.  A lot of people are very optimistic about small wind turbines, but if you do not choose your wind turbine carefully, you can cause yourself a lot of headaches and lose a lot of money in the process.  Lots of junk wind turbines out there, but there are some good ones too.  Most of all, you need to make sure that you live in a good wind area.  If you don’t, then even the best wind turbine will not produce any useful power.

  • martin t

    Save yourself the expense and the serious small wind industry a bad reputation. Unless they reinvented some laws in physics, this is not worth the plastic it’s made of. Here’s some revealing reading if you are really interested in small scale wind http://www.solacity.com/SmallWindTruth.htm

  • Dennis Smith

    Has anyone saw this instructional video that shows how to create solar panels and claims to enable anyone to do it themselves http://dess.me/GrnEn

  • Alec Sevins

    In the video he says “sounds like cr-p,” but the super large ones sound intrusive at much greater distances. Anything that resists the wind is going to be noisy in some way.

  • Richard Berger

    Why not build one using a automobile alternator and put a fan on it to catch the wind. it will charge the batteries just like the one pictured. It is only producing energy to charge the batteries. Nice week end project for the DIY.