Backyard Wind Power Feeding Grid

New Zealand-designed small-scale wind turbine powers remote holiday home and feeds local power grid.

Published: 25-Jan-2004

Jim jokes that the only real source of decent wind power back in his home town of Nashville comes from the country music industry.

But when he's here in New Zealand, living in his modest but classy holiday home at Whangateau near Warkworth, Jim doesn't need the wailing slide guitars from the Grand Ole Opry.

He has just installed an entirely New Zealand designed and constructed two-kilowatt wind turbine, one that keeps his TV running and computer from crashing when the power lines go down.

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