Hugues Leblanc on the roof of his apartment with his homemade windmill and solar panels, in Montreal, Tuesday August 25, 2009. He says that he gets about 100 watts of power from the setup. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, The Gazette
New Quixote Tilts At Turbines -- Montreal Gazette
Hugues Leblanc has spent about $4,000 on wind turbines to save only $5 or $10 a month on his electricity bill, but he's nonetheless on the cusp of a movement of urban "self-generators"
MONTREAL--Hugues Leblanc has spent three years at war with a wind turbine.
His first model, an AirX horizontal-axis unit that he bought and installed in 2006, caused his ceiling to quake and filled his apartment with an alien whooping sound - "like a swirling noise, woowoow owowoow," he says.
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