A Windmill for Your Backyard?
"I think Skystream has a chance to break the 10 cent per kilowatt hour at the best sites,"
- Jim Green, senior project manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center in Golden, Colo.
Golden, CO - A small, affordable wind turbine available for the first time this September promises to help homeowners fight the rising cost of energy.
Southwest Windpower is planning to mass produce the Skystream and sell it for between $10,000 to $12,000 installed, about half the cost of similar size turbines, which are typically assembled by hand on a much smaller scale.