Growing tired of the rapidly rising cost of Hydro in Ontario, Nepean Resident Bill Smith has taken drastic measures and has constructed a massive Wind Turbine and Solar Farm in his back yard.
He is now generating 1,000 KW/mo and is completely free from the Ontario Hydro grid.
Rather than complain, many neighbours have lined up to have Bill construct similar towers in their backyard.
There is no telling how far this will go. But finally people are waking up and taking action.
When asked what drove him to such extremes Bill said ... Extremes ? This is nothing. I have room for 5 more - It was my $1200 month Hydro bill that pushed me over the edge. I just could not take it any more, he says. After seeing my bill go up and up and up, I had to do something. I calculated that I could build one of these suckers every month for the next 10 years and save a fortune. I did a little research online and there it was, the Turbo X5000-E3 Industrial Grade Wind Turbine.
I have calculated that I can generate over 1,000 KWhr /mo no problems, even when the wind ain't blowin.... Stay tuned for more he says.
Note: Industrial wind turbines similar to the widely used GE 1.5-megawatt model, for example, consists of 116-ft blades atop a 212-ft tower for a total height of 328 feet. The blades sweep a vertical airspace of just under an acre.
Note: This is Satire.