Get Off the Grid: Air-X Personal Wind Turbine

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If you're longing to get yourself off the grid, the Air-X is a personal wind turbine that gives you 400 watts of power when the wind is blowing at 28mph. When it s not, you can use batteries, and Air-X helps out there, too, with its charge controller that s smart enough to figure out when batteries need charging and when enough is enough.

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A common complaint with wind turbines is the whining noise they make, and the Air-X is modified to reduce that racket. Its carbon fiber composite blades slow down automatically if the wind is blowing too hard. The 46-inch turbine sells for $499.

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You could also store excess energy as compressed air or use it to separate hydrogen from oxygen in water.

Or you could start a business charging up people's rechargeable batteries.