Southwest Windpower Offers Lifetime Warranty for Small Wind Turbines - An Industry First
There are 2 comments on the Electric Energy Online story from Sep 8, 2011, titled Southwest Windpower Offers Lifetime Warranty for Small Wind Turbines - An Industry First. In it, Electric Energy Online reports that:
Flagstaff, AZ., September 8, 2011 - Southwest Windpower, the world's largest designer and producer of personal wind turbines, announced a new generation of its AIR wind generators with improved reliability and optimized performance.
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#1 Sep 20, 2011
All these wind turbines, including those freestanding for residential are great.However, most Arizona communities will not allow them.And most people in Arizona can't afford them, unless they are Native-American who live on a reservation with the reservation council doing the investing.
Any type of alternative('green') energy and savings is as far and remote from the majority of population as the moon.
Rent a system, heck no! These systems STILL take long years to realize a payback, with a yet mobile population(more by forcing of bad economy now and for years to come for most) that will never benefit.System rental contracts, if you read them, are the same as department store contracts at the highest prices and interest.
DIYers, need stronger encouragement with more local handymen, homeowners showing interest in making these propellor wind towers, along with cheaper converters, capacitors, etc..
Generator driven wind power for residential has a long way to go to par down the costs to make the system appealing to the reluctant buyer in this added economy of woe forward.
Unfortunately, this wind power stuff is not going to happen(except for the wealthiest) in Arizona for a long,long time. Rural communities have not even caught onto the idea of organizing internally to power their small communities and sell to other surrounding communities.
Incidentally, house mounted wind power units will shake the structure of your house loose and troublesome.
I live in an unincorporated high wind ranking area; the County, with their greed for permitting and inspection fees does not allow us to have a tower of any kind. Incorporation of this rural would right now bring the worst financial woes upon the people here and in the surrounding unincorporated areas.
#3 Nov 11, 2011
Strange that Southwest Windpower is offering a Lifetime Warranty on their AIR 40 and AIR Breeze, but won't even honor their 5-year warranty on their Skystream 3.7's! We're two ole retired ranchers in TX who spend $30K of our life savings on two of them. They have never maintained a level position since they were installed, and that's critical for them to perform and generate KWhr. Read our story at http://b-d.ranch.tripod.com/twoskystream37ins...
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