Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is building the world’s largest wind farm in Texas, hoping to produce enough energy to light 1.3 million homes.

If you ever wanted to live like a billionaire, now's your chance – technological advance are making home wind power much more common and affordable.

How do you power your home when the wind isn’t blowing? Through compressed air energy storage. The process is complicated and inefficient, but power companies are working on ways to improve it.

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Gene says:

According to this article, as energy prices rise, opposition to off-shore wind turbines is weakening.

posted on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 12:26pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Pickens has developed an entire energy plan, including natural gas as well as wind. Here's a link to his website.

posted on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 7:05am
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Gene says:

The state of Texas is building transmission lines to carry electricity from the rural areas where it is generated into the big cities.

posted on Sat, 07/19/2008 - 2:53am
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Gene says:

Looks like the wind farm is stalled due to lack of funding.

posted on Fri, 11/14/2008 - 9:18am

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