Your ecobot site worries me a bit!
The wind turbine listed below is something very fishy - as in month old shrimp left outside!
1. The entire web site for Clarian is proposing to sell things that are:
1) not legal - you do NOT
plug an auxiliary power source into a standard plugin in your home and back feed the system - there are distinct possibilities of burning your house down or killing someone. Nothing about this meets electrical code!
2) The claims for the wind turbine are total BS -
3) Put the turbine on your roof and watch the whole house shake!
4) The price for the turbine is very high - considering near zero output is most likely.
5) As of yet no one has developed a VAWT type of turbine that really works.
6) Your rooftop is one of the worst places for a turbine installation - only the basement is worse.
7) There are no data sheets or power curves on the Clarian site - wonder why
This is the type of thing that makes renewable energy look bad. İt also provides non-believers a chance to say 'look at those fools'!
8) The posts on the net seem to be from a PR push a year back and since this has gone into hibernation?
İf these guys believe their hype then İ feel sorry for them - İf they don't believe it and put it out then they are a very low class of people.
What this means is that to me everything on your ecobot site is questionable until İ check it out.
İ fail to see why people feel they have to report on things they know nothing about. Probably 90% of the articles on green sites about wind turbines are at best foolish or misleading and at worst promoting shysters/scammers/hucksters!
Just doing something is worse than useless. Working hard means nothing. You have to work hard and smart to make progress.
**************************************************Copied from the site - Jellyfish Rooftop Wind Turbine
Clarian Technologies announced its Jellyfish Wind Turbine appliance that can be bolted to the roof of a home to supply supplementary power. Clarian notes
that by developing a unit that is safe, quiet, reliable and that anyone can install, it will offer an alternative energy option of unprecedented scale. Mywindpowersystem.com, a site that links to home wind power solutions,reports
that Clarian's Jellyfish system is still in the development phase undergoing design enhancements to ensure it is compliant with safety and regulatory requirements. Many small wind power systems for home use are in development.
Plug-In Wind Power
What if you could plug renewable wind energy into the wall just like a blender or a toaster? Instead of using power, a wind appliance that generates it! Edited by Russ - 3/1/10 at 12:06am