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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will install a wind power system.  If it's regularly windy where you live, you can maybe turn that into power.  Let's give it a shot!

You can install whatever style of wind power system you want as long as it generates electricity.  It doesn't matter if it's a turbine, vertical axis or other.  Homemade or store bought, doesn't matter.




Here's a series of videos for a grid tied and off grid install:


There are two point options for this BB:
  - properly (to code) install in a grid tied house - 20 points
  - properly (to code) install in an off-grid house - 10 points

The minimum requirements are:
  - install one or more wind power generation devices
  - follow local codes
  - you are doing 90+% of the work
  - system generates 500W or more at 25mph wind

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  - the parts of your system as purchased
  - the system at two points during the installation
  - clear description of the components of your system and how they work together
  - the finished installation showing how much power is being generated (when windy)
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