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November 12, 2009

'Vertical' windmill turns heads in the Northwest

  • In addition to powering homes and businesses, there are several untapped markets for vertical wind turbines, including cell phone towers and water pumps.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photo by Joe Bianco [enlarge]
    This Helix Wind turbine powers a 2.5-kilowatt generator at the Zero Energy House in Bellevue.

    WHEN MOST PEOPLE think of wind energy, they imagine wind farms with giant turning machines. But San Diego-based Helix Wind has a small turbine that looks totally different and can be mounted on homes, retail or downtown high-rises.

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