Ok, so maybe it won't save the planet, but the Skystream 3.7 can reduce the amount of electricity you suck out the local utility every month
. The Skystream 3.7 can generate about 1.8 KW of electricity which can power anywhere from 40% - 100% of your house. Of course, the number can vary significantly depending how much electricity you currently use and how much wind is in your area to that generate electricity.
Like other systems of this kind
, the installation will work harmoniously with your existing power grid. So there will be no lapse of time where you will not be able to power your appliances. If the Skystream is not producing enough electricity, your local utility will pick up where the Skystream left off.
One huge disadvantage of owning a windmill is usually the sounds they generate. However, the Skystream was designed to be whisper quiet. The product operates at 45Db, which is about the humming sound a refrigerator makes.
Skystream, the company that developed the Skystream 3.7
, recommends the following conditions in order to get the optimum results from the Skystream 3.7:
1. At least 10 MPH average wind speed (best results at 12 MPH or more)
2. Your property is at least .5 acre and has unobstructed views
3. The local zoning allows a structure that is at least 42' tall
4. Your local utility has an existing interconnection agreement for homeowners
Prices start at $1,800, without professional installation.