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Couple harnesses backyard power

Link: Couple harnesses backyard power

Date: 1/11/2007

Location: MO

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune.

A small wind turbine is installed on a farm in Boone County, Missouri. It will connect to the electric grid and run the electric meter backwards when the wind turbine's power isn't being used; thus, creating a credit with the electric company. The article briefly discusses Missouri's wind resource and wind energy payback period.

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Measuring Missouri's Wind Resource

Missouri Small Wind Guide

Wind energy payback periods can be examined with the Wind Energy Payback Period Workbook, which is a spreadsheet tool that can help you analyze the economics of a small wind electric system and decide whether wind energy will work for you.

This information was last updated on January 23, 2007