How #WindPower Works : When you talk about modern wind #turbines, you're looking at two primary designs: horizontal-axis and vertical-axis. Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are pretty rare. The only one currently in commercial production is the Darrieus turbine, which looks kind of like an egg beater.
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The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends: Residential-use wind turbines are becoming smaller, more efficient and hopefully more mainstream. This model is just 6 feet tall, 185 pounds and can start producing energy in a wind less than 1 mph. It has an auto-shutoff at 38 mph so noise and vibration are not an issue. Image courtesy of Honeywell From DIYnetwork.com
http://netzeroguide.com/how-to-make-a-wind-turbine.html Programs, instructions and simple information on how to create a wind turbine which makes electrical power in your own home. A great place to start if you're thinking about making your own wind energy.
French company New Wind has created a wind "turbine" in the shape of a tree. It's designed for parks, homes, businesses and other small-scale applications. The "leaves" harness wind energy even at low winds and don't make noise. We can't wait for these trees to be available commercially for use at homes worldwide!