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Pete

I have been playing with the wind now for the best part of two years.
What always strikes me as a tragedy with the smaller systems aimed at us RV/campers is the rather manic pricing. I say manic, because I just can't see where some of these manufacturers get their prices from. Ok break it down; I can personally build a 2kw generator for under $150, it will do the same as many of the ones on the market yet cost me very little.

You look at the nearest comparison, over here in the UK they are upwards of £400 (approx $600)..why?? If I 'joe blogs on the street' can source suitable materials for so little, why are these companies unable to?

It seems that everyone is jumping on the 'green wagon' but for some the green is our cash going into their pockets!

My advice, make your own, it might not look quite as pretty, but look at the cash you will not be paying for the privaledge of doing your bit for the environment

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Pete

Teresa Burgun

Here is a link for a personal windmill that looks great
http://www.windenergy.com/index_wind.htm

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