Are you talking about the Air X wind turbine by Southwest Windpower? We owned one many years ago. We also installed a Solarex VLX-53 panel, both items charged a pair of golf cart batteries, which stored 12 volt power that we used to run small under cabinet lights in the kitchen, reading lights in the den and bedroom, nightlights and small electronics charging ports. In the end we took the turbine down and simply added a second solar panel.
Wind power is cool, so are cars. They also make noise, have moving parts and break down. My panel by the way, which is 17 years old now, still puts out 90% of its rated power today, and still runs all our 12 volt DC stuff in the house. It has a larger 120 panel along side it, both of which go into a 30 amp charge controller and charge the same size batteries today. The cabinet light have been upgraded to LED, and the 12 volt power outlets have USB adapters installed for cell phones, ipads, ipods and such.
You also have to consider local codes. We could install a turbine because we live on 10 acres of agricultural land, even with that we had to apply for a special land use permit. The tower had to be able to fall in all directions and still land 100% on our property. To make use of a turbine the tower has to reach above all the tree tops and structures within 300 feet, do you have a place to put one like that?
I'd suggest skipping the turbine and just getting a panel. I just purchased a Light Catcher Solar panel, 100 watt, for $110 USD. Most good panels are running about $1 per watt right now, any that are built in Japan, the U.S., or Europe are pretty reliable, generally they have 20 - 30 warranties on them. My turbine broke down 3 times the first 2 years. Each time they sent me a new controller, which I had to install, after I took down the tower. The solar panels never need a drop of oil, I never turn a screw on them. Sometimes in the winter I brush snow off of them, with a small car brush hanging on a hook next to the array. We did not put our panels on the roof, they work just fine behind the garden, where I can reach them without a ladder. Our system offsets about 5% of our electric bill, but also continues to run the LED strip lights, charge phones and stuff, and run the portable DVD player even when the grid power is out. With a small $79 inverter, you can even run a small freezer or larger TV for a few hours. In a jam, with a 12 volt system, you can jump it from your car to add extra power to the batteries during power outages too. Have some fun with it. The best batteries for that type of use are Trojan T-105 golf cart batteries, you need a pair of them because they are 6 volt. Charge controllers can be easily found on ebay, as can panels today. I liked our turbine when I first put it up, but was happy to see it go
2 years later. Take care, Rudydoo
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