The Windspire vertical wind turbine by Mariah Power is a noiseless way of powering your own home for cheap in a sustainable way. Using wind power to spin, this 29.5-foot-tall vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) it outputs 1.2 kW, will cost you some $5,000 and is able to provide 25-30% of the power needed in a typical house. Looking quite attractive it also packs a Wi-Fi transmitter so that you can monitor it online using your own computer. Count the 30% government rebate to the whole thing and you’ll end up with quite a deal.
Meanwhile Mariah Power is working on a larger 3 kW Windspire that – they say – will supply most of your house needs. – via Dvice