The Wind Power Home Conspiracy: What They’re Not Telling You

Okay, so I need to get something off my chest. There’s a gigantic wind power conspiracy out there and it’s not what you might think.

All those engineering geeks and science guys like to talk about the numbers–angles and whether or not this would work at that height or the other one–and it all starts to be really intimidating. They talk with such authority and act like anyone who doesn’t already know everything there is to know about wind power is a moron who has absolutely no hope of ever installing a residential wind turbine.

So, here’s what no one else will tell you: you don’t have to be a genius to install residential wind power. You don’t have to have an engineering or science background. You don’t need to be a contractor, either. Also, you don’t need to be a hippie ;-). All you need is a genuine interest in learning about residential wind power, and since you’re here, it’s safe to say you’ve got that.

Please, don’t let those “experts” intimidate or bully you–they talk big, but few of them have actually installed residential wind turbines, so it’s all naval gazing for them. What’s more, it’s a hell of a lot easier to burn down a barn than to build one; it’s always easier to be a naysayer than to talk about how to get things done.

But, it’s worse than just a bunch of science geeks hanging out on forums trying to bully you out of installing residential wind power–the part of this that you definitely couldn’t have known is that, by and large, most of these guys who post are getting the math wrong. Plain and simple. In post after post, the numbers they quote are simply inaccurate. The calculations they run, *miscalculated*. So, the biggest lesson here is that, “On the internet no one knows if you’re a dog”–those people posting as “experts” may be 13-year-old-boys with an interested in solar trying to knock down wind or engineers with poor math skills (there are more of those out there than you might think).

I’d hate for this particular conspiracy to keep you from installing your own residential wind power project, so that’s why it was so important for me to expose it today. Thanks for letting me get it off my chest!

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