How much electricity can a small wind turbine generate?
Wind turbines come in all sizes. The smallest turbines are primarily for demonstration and can only power a few light bulbs at most. Wind turbine size rises from there to commercial units that are capable of powering entire cities. There is a wide range of small and intermediate scale turbines on the market presently. Potential buyers are urged to not only review the power output curve of the model they are interested in, but the reputation of the seller.
Cole Gustafson, North Dakota State University
Irene Shonle, Colorado State University