Preface

As a homeowner with an interest in saving money with less conventional means, I am proud to play a role in the early adoption of renewable energy, and to share my experiences with others.

I planned on installing my first wind turbine on my property after the challenging experiences of building my home, which I call the Long Island Green Dome. It is a large geodesic dome located in Calverton, New York, and it required unique prep work. This involved erecting numerous 20- × 10-foot canopy tents and securing them in the ground with posts. Well, the ground posts didn’t hold well to the wind. When we returned one day, we found two tents missing. They took flight and tore apart. One imbedded itself on the dome frame, and the other was in pieces, ...

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