Wind Energy

 

 

 

 

Wind Turbine in a Box

What a clever idea. The idea came from the Grand Valley State University Energy Center in  my hometown in Michigan. As the economy is in transition….it is the entrepreneurial aspect of people that will result in a future stronger economy. Though Economic Gardening concepts are not formally adopted in this community….the wind turbine is a great example of creating and developing a business in the community and not relying on the next big plant to show up.

It appears that the turbine can easily be manufactured. The goal is less than $2000 per unit. While it won’t generate all a homes electricity (about 10-20% estimate) and the payback period may be rather long….just the fact that wind energy is free is significant. We need all the innovative ideas to become more energy independent.

The complete article is linked below.

http://blog.mlive.com/chronicle/2008/06/invention_brings_wind_energy_h.html

www.gvsu.edu/marec/