They currently have started construction on those giant wind farms within 1 mile of my house. It's not common to have these in my part of the state but I guess they did a study and found a pocket of sustainable high winds. Anyway, I was wondering, they did not buy the wind rights over my farm but I will be within 1 mile of the first tower. I was thinking about putting a small wind turbine up on the high ridge running thru my farm (house is located on this ridge too). My question relates to the high cost of these small wind turbines. Not being an engineer, I do not understand why they are so expensive. Has generator technology advanced so much that they are using some sort of space age conductors or something? I'm not trying to be rude but $20,000 for a system big enough for 1 house?? Anybody with a wind turbine out there?