For homeowners, powering with windmills a tall order
He said that although many people are interested in building them [windmills], the reality is that the windmills only make sense in the southwestern parts of the state, north toward the Sunapee region, and in the White Mountains -- areas with elevated, open space and consistently strong winds.
"That excludes a lot of regions where people think it's windy, but (the wind is) not consistent enough," Weissflog said. "People are currently looking for alternatives, and they're really grasping at straws sometimes."
July 27, 2008
by Clynton Namuo
in Union Leader
Before last year, Mark Weissflog received one or two calls a month from people asking about residential windmills.
"Within the last six months to a year," said Weissflog, president of Nashua-based alternative energy company KW Management, "we're almost at one a day."
Interest in renewable, environment-friendly energy sources had grown in recent years amid growing concerns about global warming. Rising fossil fuel prices have increased that interest exponentially.
Recently enacted state laws will help regulate and fund residential windmills in New Hampshire in a move that could help clear bureaucratic and financial hurdles for the projects.
Signed into law by Gov. John Lynch earlier... [continue via Web link]