Updated August 21 with commentary from a wind energy engineer
Icelandic renewable energy company IceWind is now launching its innovative six-bladed wind-powered turbines for home use in the U.S.
Wind now accounts for 7.2% of power generated in the United States, and IceWind says that will be around 20% in less than a decade, by 2030. But most of that is the huge horizontal turbines you see in commercial wind farm applications with blades the length of a 747. All green energy is good — although there are concerns with bird loss — but it’s hardly something a homeowner can install.
The new Freya model from IceWind, which starts at $3,200, is an entirely different design.
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