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Roof mount solar/windmill combo?

Post in 'The Green Room' started by eclecticcottage, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    We caught a bit about a small roof mount unit that is a combo of both a solar panel and windmill. We've been kicking around the idea of a small windmill for our cottage, and this seemed interesting. Anyone know anything about them?

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  2. GaryGary

    GaryGary Feeling the Heat

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    Hi,
    Southwest power makes a popular small wind turbine: http://www.windenergy.com/

    Have not seen a combination PV and wind unit.

    Mounting a turbine directly to your roof may not be a good idea as it can transmit a lot of noise and vibration into the structure.

    Gary

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