Monday, October 09, 2006

You can do it...

I was picking up some bits and pieces at my local branch of B&Q, for my American readers, think Home Depot, which is buried in the isolated heartland of rural Devon so I was fairly surprised to run across a wind turbine and a solar panel on display in the store.

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A wind turbine and a solar panel in B&Q, what next?

I was amazed when Amazon started selling wind turbines online, now here I was face to face with a 1kW wind turbine and a bunch of solar panels in a "high street" store, the last place I thought I'd find them...

I've talked about dropping off-grid and distributed microgeneration before, but this shows how mainstream these ideas are becoming, and gives me a little bit of hope that maybe we aren't done for after all.