Wind Power in Your Own Backyard

Greetings Green Tippers, how are we doin’ this week!? Holy moly have we had some mid-summer like heat lately, looks like we’ll be able to beat it this week though. Thank Ullr! Big shout out to @uvm_ssc (UVM Ski Snowboard Club), they have their annual First General Meeting Coming up on the 27th, so all you UVMers get out there, show some love for East Coasts Raddest, get yourself some raffle tickets for a chance to snag a Koalafied! Even if you don’t enter the raffle stop by for some of the best deals on season passes and even better people. Also, look at that Folks, last week of September right in our faces AND it’s officially fall! With that said, we’re going to look at something that can be utilized throughout any season to make your life just a little bit more green.

I’ve been perusing Instagram lately and I found a pretty sweet account called @GreenMatters and they have all sorts of cool devices and small technologies that are focused on creating more sustainable lives. One of their latest posts features something called a “Residential Turbine,” which is essentially a miniature wind turbine, with a neat design, that can be set up in your backyard and even easy to install in more urban areas.

The turbine, called Nemoi, is made by Semtive and looks like this. It’s unique vertical spinning   axis makes it not only look cool and alien like, but also gives it a huge advantage compared to large, generic wind turnines. At about 10 feet tall, 8 feet wide, and 175 lbs, it’s a super realistic way to incorporate wind energy into your daily life. Due to its simple design the setup time is about one hour, you only have to use one tool to set it up, and since it’s only two pieces maintenance and cleaning is pretty simple. Semtive even backs this product up with a 40 year warranty to ensure you’re getting the best possible deal for your money. Oh yeah, it’s also noiseless!

If you weren’t sold on it already, I think one of the most appealing aspects of these personal turbines is that they can be used, and harness energy, in any amount of wind. From a barely breezy day to hurricane force winds they can be used in any weather. This means they can be used anywhere in the world, pretty much, and still supply you with an environmentally friendly option.

Thanks so much for reading in this week everyone! Now get out there and go leaf peep if you can, things are starting to look gooouuuudd. We’ll see you at the First General Meeting!