Many of you have looked over the material that has been posted on this blog about wind energy. I am glad to see so much interest. One particular system has generated a lot of interest and I thought it might we worthwhile to place a little more information here, and to provide a link to their site. The system is known as the California Wind System, it is a barrel like attachment to a rooftop.
The system specifications are actually more amazing than I originally thought. The barrel type structure stands only one foot above the roof peak and is produced in four foot segments. The following provides a schematic drawing of the system taken from the California Wind Systems website.
The one foot tall system would occupy less than 4% of the vertical profile of a typical two-story cape style home. The makers hope to distribute the system for $2,500 and have provide the following cost information for this system:
Renewable Energy Comparison Chart
|Technology||Install||All Housing||Projected kWh cost||Installed Cost / W of capacity|
|Traditional Wind||Difficult||No||$0.10 – $0.15||$3.00 – $5.00|
The companies Frequently Asked Questions page provides even more detail on this system and its advantages.