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Home Wind Power: is it right for you?

Can you save money by installing a wind energy system?

Some parts of the United States are prime areas for wind power generation. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has done the research. The following is a link provided by the NREL website, showing a map of the United States which outlines the areas of the country where residential wind turbines might be justifiable: http://apps2.eere.energy.gov/wind/windexchange/windmaps/residential_scale.asp.

Any home wind power system installed at a location receiving power from HOEC's electrical system must have certain protective equipment in place to protect you (the home owner) and the service linemen of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative against the danger of injury or death. Also required is a completed and approved Co-Generation agreement before installation begins. Please view the Co-Generation page on this website for more details.

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