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Despite a Tarnished Reputation, Advocates for Small Wind Still See Opportunity

Feb 8, 2013
(Midwest Energy News)

Matt Rankin, who runs the one-man renewable energy company Prairie Wind and Solar in Wyoming, would love to sell more small wind turbines to customers.

But these days, he sees solar power as a more viable market for home-based systems, where better incentives, longer warranties and potentially higher energy production attract buyers.

Small wind, Rankin says, has burned him too many times. He was once facing lawsuits from two clients upset over poorly performing turbines built by a company that went out of business.