News & Articles on Small & Household Size Wind Turbines

Small wind turbines encompass a broad range of wind turbines from micro turbines, to mini turbines, to household-size turbines. Wind turbines in these size classes may have power ratings from a few watts to dozens of kW. Internationally, this category includes wind turbines up to 15 meters (49 feet) in diameter. Wind turbines of this size may have power ratings from 50 to 100 kW.

While ducted or shrouded wind turbines and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines can be of any size, they are listed here because they are outside the mainstream of the commercial wind industry.

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2022 Report on Britain’s Successful Small-Scale Renewables Program


Paul Gipe

Despite the Tories best efforts to kill them, small-scale renewables have continued to grow under Britain’s pioneering feed-in tariff program. …

Camden Hills Regional High School Windplanners celebrate 10 years of energy production with wind turbine


Sadie Woodruff

Ten years of the turbine in our backyard has shown we can coexist with wind energy.

Mykonos wind mill from Frank Eldridge's book Wind Machines, page 9, 1975.

Fun in the Sun: Bringing Sail Wings Back to Greece


Paul Gipe

I receive a fair amount of mail of the “What do you think of this” variety. Often it’s a quick push of the delete key and I am off about my business. Occasionally I’ve been known to go “Hmm” and forced to go a little further. A proposal by SAILWIND from the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung, Konstanz (the University of Applied Sciences, Constance) falls into the latter category.

Staffer blows whistle on blowhard America’s Cup wind-power plan


Jonathan Milne

A waterfront lantern festival powered by a ‘wind tree’ was the last gasp for a failing business. In the final in a three-part series, Jonathan Milne reports how Evan Price’s chickens came home to roost – on a steel tree.


Sky Sails, Traction Kites, and World Record Holder


Paul Gipe

Ron Swenson, an old hand at solar and electric vehicles reached out to me after I mentioned Sky Sails when I railed against a thoughtless article in the Guardian about a bladeless wind turbine. Turns out Swenson is also an old hand at competitive sailing too.

SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson celebrate construction of new wind turbine


Mike Gagliardi

The turbine, which whirls on Outer Main Street across from Maxcy Hall, was engineered by Ducted Wind Turbines, founded by Clarkson professor Kenneth Visser.

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