Recouping cost of wind turbine may take more than a lifetime
At the rate the WT6500 is delivering power at our test site, it would take several millennia for the product to pay for itself in savings-not the 56 years it would take even with the 1,155 kWh quote we received.
August 6, 2012
by Ed Perratore
in Consumer Reports
Wind power has been the fastest growing source of new electric power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But if you're considering a wind turbine to supplement your home's power, consider our experience with one product, the Honeywell WT6500 Wind Turbine, a cautionary tale.
Among the few wind turbines that can be mounted on a roof, the WT6500 is similar to traditional wind turbines: Any unused energy it generates can be sent or sold to a utility for credit off your power bill. But it's quieter than traditional turbines, and according to the manufacturer WindTronics, starts generating power at lower... [continue via Web link]