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Home Wind Catchers Anoka MN

The 30-foot-tall Windspire� system can produce 1,800 kilowatt-hours of power a year in Anoka. When most homeowners think of residential wind turbines, they usually envision propeller-type systems. But two companies are offering unique wind turbines that are easy to install and are ideal for urban as well as suburban and rural residential installations.

Minnesota Renewable Energy Society
(612) 963-4757
2928 5th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN
 
Solar Connection Inc.
(507) 292-8400
907 11th St SW
Rochester, MN
Services
Solar system design and installation

IGI INC
(651) 354-2913
625 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN
Services
We supply, design, install solar electric,solar heating, cooling systems.

GeoPro4u, Wind, Solar, Hydrogen, Geothermal
(507) 252-1213
8659 43rd AV
Stewartville, MN
Services
Geothermal, Solar, Wind

Woody's Heating & Air Conditioning
(763) 753-1706
20203 Cleary Rd NW
Anoka, MN
 
Pro Energy Consultants
(651) 233-2085
1670 Robert St S #295
St Paul, MN
Services
Home Energy Audits

Arrowhead Energy and Comfort Solutions
(218) 590-9000
379 Erkkila Rd
Esko, MN
Services
Energy auditing and blower door testing

American Resource & Energy
651-330-1263 ext 28
413 Wacouta Street
Saint Paul, MN
Services
Wind Turbine Towers, Tower Raising Systems, Portable Foundation Systems, Micro Turbine Applications, Educational Systems, Hybrid Lighting Systems, Custom wind tower solutions for turbines 100kW and below

IGI INC
(651) 354-2913
625 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN
Services
We supply, design, install solar electric,solar heating, cooling systems.

Hoffman Heating and Cooling
(763) 441-5017
6950 NW 207 Ave
Anoka, MN
 

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The 30-foot-tall Windspire? system can
produce 1,800
?kilowatt-hours of power a year.?
When most homeowners think of residential wind turbines, they usually envision propeller-type systems. But two companies are offering unique wind turbines that are easy to install and are ideal for urban as well as suburban and rural residential installations.

The Savonious wind turbine, part of the Helix Wind line from San Diego-based New Earth, uses long helical blade scoops, made from aluminum, to catch wind from all directions and force it through a turbine. The turbine generator connects directly to the home, providing power as electricity is generated. When the wind is not blowing, the home draws power from the energy grid. And if the wind turbine produces more power than the home uses, excess energy can be sent to the grid (depending on the local utility), spinning the home's electric meter backwards.

The Savonious, which is available as a 1-, 2- or 4-kilowatt system, offers a number of benefits to homeowners. Because of its design, it can sit on a tower of just 15 to 35 feet (depending on obstructions), so it can meet typical zoning height requirements, which usually limit structures higher than 35 feet. It generates power in wind speeds as low as 3.5 miles per hour, runs quieter than a typical wind turbine and won’t harm birds or bats. It also can be roof-mounted. Prices start at about $6,500. For more information: www.helixwind.com or 619-501-3932.

The
aluminum scoops
on the Savonious wind
turbine catch wind from all directions, forcing it through a turbine to generate electricity.
The Windspire system, from Reno, Nev.-based Mariah Power, also features a vertical profile, standing 30 feet tall with a two-foot radius. Once installed, which takes only a few hours, the three rotor blades spin at just two to three times the speed of the wind, resulting in quiet operation. Made from corrosion-protected steel and aircraft-grade aluminum, Windspire is designed to operate for 20 years or more.

The 1.2-kilowatt unit can provide about 1,800 kilowatt-hours of power a year with an average wind speed of 11 miles per hour. It can be arrayed with additional units to provide more power, and comes with an internal wireless modem that transmits power-production information to your computer, so you can check its status at any time. The Windspire is priced at $3,995.

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