An improved, more powerful residential-scale wind turbine was premiered at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. According to the manufacturer, the Skystream 600 produces 74% more energy than its predecessor, the Skystream 3.7, yielding "up to 7,400 kWh of low-cost energy per year."
The Skystream 600 also will be the first fully smart grid-enabled wind turbine. The company says that "depending on the wind resource, siting and energy efficiency, a Skystream 600 could provide up to 60 percent of an average home's energy requirements." Of course, that also means it could produce all of the electricity needed for a relatively efficient house. The new Skystream also has a system called Skyview which allows monitoring of the turbine's power production via the internet.
Retail pricing for the new Skystream turbine has not yet been set. The Skystream 600 is scheduled be available for consumers beginning in April, so the price should be set in the near future.
via: Jetson Green
written by Marcel Aubague, January 10, 2011
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