Sunday, October 21, 2007

The answers my friends, are blowing in the wind

Two papers. Two views on micro-generation.

Shout it from the rooftops: you're powering the country

Should I buy a rooftop turbine for my house?


1 comment:

Dave said...

No surprises in either article. It looks as if the truth is actually starting to come out. Micro scale wind turbines are inefficient, not cost effective and don't perform even to the level that the manufacturers state. And its unlikely that that will ever change.

Regarding PV arrays, yes, they are still expensive, but they are now starting to come down in price and will, eventually, be a definite worth having. The question is, just how many years will it be before they can provide a decent ROI.

As regards exporting power to the grid and getting paid for it - forget it. No-one will ever make money doing that.