This post brought to you by Sauer Energy. All opinions are 100% mine.
Energy costs just keep on rising, with only short respites that allow us to stay complacent to pending environmental and energy shortage crises.
This has an effect on all of us every day. Even if we don’t drive and we power our house with clean power sources like wind and solar power, which use “free” fuel, the prices of everything are affected by rising dirty energy prices. Transportation of goods and electricity costs rise for most people and businesses, and those costs are passed on to everyone.
But, if we jump on the clean, green energy bandwagon now, at least, we can at least revel in our own electricity and transportation savings.
Small Wind Power Growth
While solar power is a well-known clean energy option for individuals, one less well-known option that is growing in popularity fast is small-scale or micro wind. As I reported over on sister site CleanTechnica recently (after a sneak preview of some new data on the matter), the small wind turbine market grew 26% in 2010. 8,000 small wind turbines were sold in 2010.
Furthermore, another recent report projects that the market will continue growing rapidly. From another article on the topic this month: “By 2015, the installed capacity small wind turbine market is projected to go from 50MW to 152MW.”
Sauer Energy’s Innovative Micro Wind Turbines
Sauer Energy is one of the companies pioneering small wind turbine technology. I’ve had my eye on it for awhile. And wrote about it here on Planetsave back in June. The company produces a vertical-axis wind turbine that is quite quiet, small enough to fit on houses and office buildings, and less harmful to wildlife than large wind turbines.
Chance to Win a Vespa from Sauer Energy!
Now, writing about the company numerous times, I think I’ve gotten to know the folks there a little bit. And I can tell you that I think the company is really environmentally minded and wants to help solve the environmental and energy crises we are facing (and is doing so).
In addition to producing clean energy wind technology for small-scale use, it’s also rewarding some lucky greenies by hosting a contest to win a Vespa LX 50 4V (maybe not quite as green as a bike, but clearly one of the greenest transportation options out there).
How to Win a Vespa?
There are 2 easy ways to enter the contest. You can:
- Leave a comment on this post saying which color Vespa you would choose if you win or
- Tweet the following message: ”I can feel the #WIND flying through my hair when I cruise around on my Vespa! Thanks http://bit.ly/SauerEnergy!“
Official contest rules are linked above. Good luck! (Wish I was eligible to participate!)
I'm the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular clean energy website in the world, and Planetsave, a leading green and science news site. I've been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and I've been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, bicycling, and wind energy for the past few years. You can also find my work on Scientific American, Reuters, Think Progress, GE's ecomagination site, several sites in the Important Media network, & many other places. To connect on some of your favorite social networks, go to zacharyshahan.com or click on some of the links below.