Red's right, you need sufficient sustainable wind, particularly if you want one of those "cute little" turbines with the short blades that aren't such an eyesore.
Something else to remember with wind, is that you shouldn't just plop a turbine on your roof. The noise can make your house unlivable. Windmills are usually recommended to go on freestanding towers. (You would know this if you'd checked out a book on wind/solar yet!)
However I agree with you that it is kind of depressing to find out how much solar costs, and how it just trickles in. Most people start with solar and add wind but you may want to reverse that. Live near a stream by chance? Hydro's an option.
From the "...land of the regulated, and the home of the entitled."
Obama is the symptom, not the cause.
Last edited by Bolster; 08-27-2011 at 18:55..