2007 - Volume #31, Issue #3, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Save Money With Used WindmillsAs first generation wind energy turbines are being replaced by newer and larger turbines, the older machines are being refurbished and offered for sale. There are two companies in Minnesota selling 40kW Aeroman turbines with 50 to 75-ft. towers.
Wind Song Energy, Fergus Falls, Minn. is hoping to get its first unit installed this spring with more to follow, according to owner Dennis Tuel. He estimates a turnkey system will cost around $85,000, depending on site variables. Published reports suggest that thousands of these turbines may be available for refurbishing/resale over the next few years. Tuel suggests his systems will pay for themselves in six years or less, depending on federal and state tax credits and local electrical rates.
Next Generation Power Systems in Pipestone, Minn., installed eight recycled turbines in 2006 and plans to put up 30 or more in 2007.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Next Generation Power Systems, 1502 17th Street SE, Pipestone, Minn. 56164 (ph 507 562-8090) or Dennis Tuel, Sr., Wind Song Energy, 23439 Big Chief Rd., Fergus Falls, Minn. 56537 (ph 218 739-4645).
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