The Skystream newsletter has a link to an interesting story today.... former president George Bush has installed a 33 foot tall windmill to generate electricity at his oceanfront summer home in Walker's Point, Maine. This should help others to realize that wind power is a great thing.
A Skystream 3.7 model can produce an estimated 400 kilowatts a month at a wind speed of 12 mph. An average household uses about 600 kilowatts a month. The wind turbine connects to the utility grid, and when it does not produce enough electricity, a home will start drawing electricity from its power company. If the turbine produces excess energy, the excess will feed into the grid and the homeowner will receive credits from the power company.
Here's a picture of our Bergey wind turbine spinning away in Haiku. We are really using the wind power today, as it's blowing up a big storm here on Maui. Some parts of the island are already without power due to trees knocking down the lines. At least I am still powered up! Being off grid has its advantages.
Are you looking for an off the grid property on Maui? If you have any questions about Maui off grid living, I would be happy to help.
Call or EMAIL directly to The Hunter 808 283-0635
Maui real estate agent Georgina M. Hunter R(S)
Team member: Jim Sanders Realty Inc. Paia HI 96779
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