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    Have checked the average annual wind speeds for my area. We average about 9.9mph per year in my area of the midwest. From my research I have found that wind turbine costs are about 1/4-1/2 of that compared to solar for KWH produced. The turbine Im looking at has a 12ft rotor diameter and would be mounted on about a 100ft monopole. The particular turbine Im looking at is rated for approximatly 200KWH/month @10mph wind speed. I average about 220KWH a month useage.
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    This has been an on going talk between me my mother and uncle, We all own nice beach front in DR and land behind in the hills and some land about 6km from our places and were trying to see if this is good for us. Being that the land away from the house is right off the sea there is constant wind. What is difficult the places are in DR and not close to say the capital so there would be lots of work before this can all happen and this is were we see if it is worth the investment.

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    Its the new cool thing to do at most agris/ranches


    I have 3 mills going up at my ranch by summer time. we are going to beta test it for a comp here.
    Fortuna audax iuvat

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    rumor is wind turbines will be gone in 2 years. New solar technology is coming out that is that good....

    That is all i can say. I will be going to a tech seminar sometime soon
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    I know someone who has one and it pays for all there eletric and if they generate more the electric company pays them money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bignicky1 View Post
    I know someone who has one and it pays for all there eletric and if they generate more the electric company pays them money
    Do they have a reverse meter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmikey32 View Post
    Do they have a reverse meter?
    Im not to sure i just know if they make more eletric then they need for the month they get a check from the company for how ever much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bignicky1 View Post
    Im not to sure i just know if they make more eletric then they need for the month they get a check from the company for how ever much
    thats a reverse meter. Its a site to see thats for sure. The meter will actually run in reverse!
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    Except you sell the electric back at a much lower rate. It's a special meter you get installed, if you don't do it preemptively the local utility company comes out pronto to change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmikey32 View Post
    rumor is wind turbines will be gone in 2 years. New solar technology is coming out that is that good....

    That is all i can say. I will be going to a tech seminar sometime soon
    let me know whats up when you get back.
    the ranch down the road is going solar...I might have to join them sooner or later.
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